Watch the huge, last-minute play that saved Florida State's title hopes
Four lead changes in the final five minutes and a last-second touchdown send the BCS Championship out in ridiculous fashion

Florida State topped Auburn Monday night in the final BCS Championship game ever, following a wild finish that saw both teams explode for huge plays — including a 100-yard kick return — in the waning minutes. And for Florida State, no play was bigger than a last-minute, 49-yard strike that put the Seminoles in scoring range as the clock wound down.

Trailing by three with under a minute to go and the ball on their own 28 yard-line, Florida State had to move down field quickly to ensure they could at least nail a game-tying field goal to extend the game. That's when Heisman-winner Jameis Winston found Rashad Greene with a short pass that, after two Auburn players botched easy tackles, turned into a 49-yard gain.

Suddenly, Florida State had the ball deep in Auburn territory with plenty of time left on the clock. A few plays later, they scored on a short touchdown pass to go up for good.

College football will finally move next year to a playoff format, so this was the sport's last single-game championship.

So with that: So long, BCS. You won't be missed.

Jon Terbush is an associate editor at covering politics, sports, and other things he finds interesting. He has previously written for Talking Points Memo, Raw Story, and Business Insider.


Subscribe to the Week