Auburn dream realized: Play FSU for national title

The SEC gets another shot at extending its national title streak.

Auburn, the conference and its fans can thank Michigan State for that.

The Spartans defeated No. 2 and previously undefeated Ohio State 34-24 Saturday night to ruin the Buckeyes’ dreams, meaning that Auburn’s dream season will continue with a date with No. 1 Florida State for the national championship.

The game will be played at 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 6 in the Rose Bowl.

The SEC has won the past seven national titles, dating to Texas’ win over Southern California to cap the 2005 season.

Since then, Alabama has won three titles (2009, ‘11, ‘12), Florida has won two (’06, ‘08), and LSU (’07) and Auburn (’10) have one each.

Ohio State was looking to win its first national title since 2002, when the Buckeyes defeated Miami in the Orange Bowl. But Michigan State held the Buckeyes in check and will play Stanford in the Rose Bowl.

Auburn (12-1) went 3-9 last year and 0-8 in the SEC. The Tigers needed a last-minute touchdown to defeat Texas A&M earlier this season and then survived on an improbable TD pass to beat Georgia and Chris Davis’ famous return of a missed field goal attempt to shock Alabama last week.

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kerryb

December 9th, 2013
8:30 am

That dream will end up being a nightmare.

Delbert_D

December 9th, 2013
12:17 am

Was this Year 2 or Year 3 of The Dream Team? Crowell seems like such a long time ago.

SGAAUFAN

December 8th, 2013
9:21 pm

Bodygetta Bodygetta Bodygetta Bah
Rah Rah Rah
Sis Boom Bah
Weagle Weagle
War Damn Eagle
Kick em in the butt, Big Blue
Hey!