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Your viral moments recap of the BCS National Championship Game

Kelvin Benjamin catch

The last BCS National Championship Game certainly delivered in the entertainment factor category.

Florida State beat Auburn 34-31 to win the national title and end the SEC’s streak of producing seven straight national champions. The game featured three lead changes in the final five minutes, an 18-point comeback, and two touchdowns in the final 1:19. It was hard to beat that type of excitement.

As the college football season comes to a close, we’d like to end it with a recap of all the great viral moments from the national championship game. You may have seen many of these online or on your TV, but we have them all in one place for you.

We’ll go in chronological order beginning with the pregame show and ending with the postgame show.

Jameis Winston strutted into the Rose Bowl with a full-on swag walk. After seeing all the confidence he had, it was hard to pick against Florida State.

Then Lee Corso offered his pick for the game. Of course he put on an old helmet and Letterman jacket and went with his alma mater:

Then came one of the best viral moments from the game — Brent Musburger forgot his name and introduced himself as “Kirk Herbstreit”:

Former Florida State quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke was shown on TV, and he didn’t look a day over 63!

Speaking of old dudes, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft impressed everyone with his much younger girlfriend:

Robert Kraft girlfriend

That’s Ricki Noel Lander, who you might remember from this bizarre video.

As the teams went on the field, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn captured everyone’s attention with his resemblance to Mike Ditka:

Gus Malzahn Auburn sweater vest

Jameis Winston did his cool pregame handshake with Jimbo Fisher’s son:

Auburn had a playcard that had photos of Jay-Z, Beyonce and Kim Kardashian:

Johnny Manziel and Tim Tebow bonded while broadcasting the game on ESPN2:

FSU fans were panicking when the team fell behind early:

But Jameis Winston dropped an in-game Heisman Trophy-like stiffarm and helped bring his team back:

Just when you thought Auburn had it, Kermit Whitfield returned a kick 100 yards to take their first lead of the game:

Tre Mason ran over FSU’s defense and scored on a 37-yard touchdown run to give Auburn a 31-27 lead with 1:19 left:

He celebrated by doing a great Heisman pose:

Florida State fans thought that was the end:

But Jameis Winston wasn’t done yet. He threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin with 13 seconds left to win the game:

Despite a valiant attempt to win the game on the final play, Auburn fell short and lost 34-31. These were their official struggle faces:

And here was the embrace of joy between Winston and Jimbo Fisher:

After the game, Winston did an interview that led to much criticism — and a deleted tweet from AJ McCarron’s mom:

And we’ll conclude with this — Tim Tebow almost nailing his prediction on the dot.

Also see: Florida State taunting penalty takes them out of 2-point conversion range
Also see: Brent Musburger makes great Charles Barkley gambling reference
Also see: ESPN Film Room calls the FSU fake punt


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