This year may have been on of the best years EVER for college football in Florida. With U.C.F.’s nail biter to the finish with Baylor and F.S.U. have the biggest comeback in National Championship history; even if you’re not a fan of football, it was a spectacle to behold.
Even though we may lose Blake Bortles, our amazing junior quarterback, to the pro’s next year, we couldn’t have a team without him. He said in an interview after the game, “There’s not many outside of us who believed we had a chance, but we did and I think we showed what U.C.F. football is all about”. I think the whole student body would have to agree with him on that. We weren’t given much of a chance at all, entering the game as a 17-point underdog, but our record (12-1) proved to be all the evidence anyone needed. Coach O’ Leary, after the game, said “It’s a great win, a great feeling for everyone who’s been through the program”. Rannell Hall accounted for some of the biggest plays, catching four passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns.
The F.S.U. Seminoles, on the other hand, struggled for their first time all season in the last game of the season. In the most important game of the year, trailing by four with 79 seconds left, the Heisman Trophy winner, Jameis Winston, put together the drive of his short career, and the Seminoles proved they could take a beating and still win a championship. ”It was the best football game he’s played all year,” Fisher said, ”and I’ll tell you why, because for three quarters he was up and down and he fought.” This is F.S.U.’s third National Championship and second undefeated season. And I’ve been there for them all!