FSU rides high-powered offense to title game amid distractions

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Posted: Monday, December 9, 2013 2:47 pm | Updated: 9:06 pm, Tue Jan 14, 2014.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - After an exoneration, an ACC title, and then the "snub" seen around the world, the Florida State Seminoles and Jameis Winston are headed for the BCS Championship Game in January.

With the ACC Championship in the bag, thanks to a 45-7 victory of Duke on Saturday, the BCS title is next for the Florida State Seminoles as they try to break the SEC’s BCS title streak of 7 national championships.

“What I love about what we are doing is that we are becoming a program. We want to stand the test of time. Like I said, we had 11 guys drafted by the NFL, 14 guys signed pro contracts. That's what we want. Not a team, but we want to become a program," says head coach Jimbo Fisher.

His FSU team is ranked second nationally in scoring at 53 points a game, and sixth in total offense at 529.4 yards. Their BCS opponent Auburn is 11th in both scoring and offense, at 40 points and 505 yards.

"We're at Florida State. We do things the way we do 'em. The way I think you have to play to win a championship and the kind of team you have to have to win a championship. That is the way we tried to build this team," says Fisher.

As far as defense is concerned, Auburn has a 1,600-yard rusher in Tre Mason, but will be going against a Seminoles unit that's giving up just under 117 yards on the ground and has allowed a nation-low five rushing touchdowns. "Those guys open some of the biggest holes I have ever seen, or ever ran through. I am blessed to have guys like that and a coach like Coach Malzahn," says Mason.

And if you look closely at Jameis Winston walking away from ESPN reporter Heather Cox after the 4th question about the sex assault allegations, Winston is actually being told not to answer and led away. "Of course it was a process, but we just have to keep moving forward. As a team, our main goal is to win a National Championship," says Winston.

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