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Florida State rolls, Ohio State upset, Auburn heads to title game

  • Auburn running back Tre Mason (21) and Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn celebrate after the second half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game against the Missouri, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. Auburn won 59-42. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Auburn running back Tre Mason (21) and Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn celebrate after the second half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game against the Missouri, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. Auburn won 59-42. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

  • Auburn running back Tre Mason (21) runs against  Missouri defensive back Randy Ponder (7) during the second half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

    Auburn running back Tre Mason (21) runs against Missouri defensive back Randy Ponder (7) during the second half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

  • Auburn running back Tre Mason (21) celebrates with team mates after the second half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game against the Missouri, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. Auburn won 59-42. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

    Auburn running back Tre Mason (21) celebrates with team mates after the second half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game against the Missouri, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. Auburn won 59-42. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

  • Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall (14) runs against Missouri during the second half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

    Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall (14) runs against Missouri during the second half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

  • Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham (15) makes the catch against Auburn defensive back Ryan Smith (24) during the first half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. Green-Beckham  scored on the play. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

    Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham (15) makes the catch against Auburn defensive back Ryan Smith (24) during the first half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. Green-Beckham scored on the play. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

  • Missouri running back Marcus Murphy (6) makes a catch in the end zone against Auburn during the second half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

    Missouri running back Marcus Murphy (6) makes a catch in the end zone against Auburn during the second half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

  • Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall (14) is tackled by Missouri defensive back David Johnson (3) during the second half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

    Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall (14) is tackled by Missouri defensive back David Johnson (3) during the second half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

  • Auburn running back Cameron Artis-Payne (44) runs against  Missouri safety Matt White (17) during the second half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Auburn running back Cameron Artis-Payne (44) runs against Missouri safety Matt White (17) during the second half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Auburn running back Cameron Artis-Payne (44) runs against  Missouri safety Matt White (17) during the second half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Auburn running back Cameron Artis-Payne (44) runs against Missouri safety Matt White (17) during the second half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Auburn running back Cameron Artis-Payne (44) runs against Missouri safety Braylon Webb (9) during the second half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Auburn running back Cameron Artis-Payne (44) runs against Missouri safety Braylon Webb (9) during the second half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel speaks with an official during the second half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game against Auburn, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

    Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel speaks with an official during the second half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game against Auburn, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

  • Auburn running back Tre Mason (21) runs against   Missouri during the second half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

    Auburn running back Tre Mason (21) runs against Missouri during the second half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

  • Auburn running back Tre Mason (21) makes the catch against Missouri defensive back John Gibson (1) during the first half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Auburn running back Tre Mason (21) makes the catch against Missouri defensive back John Gibson (1) during the first half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

  • Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham (15) runs into the end zone against Auburn defensive back Jermaine Whitehead (9) during the first half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham (15) runs into the end zone against Auburn defensive back Jermaine Whitehead (9) during the first half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

  • Auburn running back Corey Grant (20) works against Missouri linebacker Donovan Bonner (8) during the first half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Auburn running back Corey Grant (20) works against Missouri linebacker Donovan Bonner (8) during the first half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

  • Missouri running back Russell Hansbrough (32) runs against Auburn defensive end Nosa Eguae (94) during the first half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Missouri running back Russell Hansbrough (32) runs against Auburn defensive end Nosa Eguae (94) during the first half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

  • Auburn running back Tre Mason (21) and Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn celebrate after the second half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game against the Missouri, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. Auburn won 59-42. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Auburn running back Tre Mason (21) and Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn celebrate after the second half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game against the Missouri, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. Auburn won 59-42. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

  • Auburn running back Tre Mason (21) and Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn celebrate after the second half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game against the Missouri, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. Auburn won 59-42. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
  • Auburn running back Tre Mason (21) runs against  Missouri defensive back Randy Ponder (7) during the second half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
  • Auburn running back Tre Mason (21) celebrates with team mates after the second half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game against the Missouri, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. Auburn won 59-42. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
  • Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall (14) runs against Missouri during the second half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
  • Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham (15) makes the catch against Auburn defensive back Ryan Smith (24) during the first half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. Green-Beckham  scored on the play. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
  • Missouri running back Marcus Murphy (6) makes a catch in the end zone against Auburn during the second half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
  • Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall (14) is tackled by Missouri defensive back David Johnson (3) during the second half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
  • Auburn running back Cameron Artis-Payne (44) runs against  Missouri safety Matt White (17) during the second half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Auburn running back Cameron Artis-Payne (44) runs against  Missouri safety Matt White (17) during the second half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Auburn running back Cameron Artis-Payne (44) runs against Missouri safety Braylon Webb (9) during the second half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel speaks with an official during the second half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game against Auburn, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
  • Auburn running back Tre Mason (21) runs against   Missouri during the second half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
  • Auburn running back Tre Mason (21) makes the catch against Missouri defensive back John Gibson (1) during the first half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
  • Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham (15) runs into the end zone against Auburn defensive back Jermaine Whitehead (9) during the first half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
  • Auburn running back Corey Grant (20) works against Missouri linebacker Donovan Bonner (8) during the first half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
  • Missouri running back Russell Hansbrough (32) runs against Auburn defensive end Nosa Eguae (94) during the first half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
  • Auburn running back Tre Mason (21) and Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn celebrate after the second half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game against the Missouri, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. Auburn won 59-42. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

No. 1 Florida State romped and No. 2 Ohio State stumbled, and now the SEC has chance to win its eighth straight BCS championship.

The Seminoles will play No. 3 Auburn in the BCS title game Jan. 6 in Pasadena, Calif., after the Tigers capped their remarkable turnaround season with a wild victory over Missouri in the Southeastern Conference title game, and then the Buckeyes were upset by Michigan State in the Big Ten last night.

For Florida State, it was business as usual against No. 20 Duke. Jameis Winston passed for 330 yards and accounted for four touchdowns, just another huge game for the Heisman Trophy favorite, and the Seminoles’ defense smothered the Blue Devils 45-7 in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship in Charlotte.

No. 1 Florida State 45, No. 20 Duke 7

Jameis Winston threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score, and Florida State stormed into the BCS national championship game with an easy victory over Duke in the ACC championship game.

The Heisman Trophy favorite was 19-of-32 for 330 yards and set FBS freshman records for TD passes and yards passing in a season two days after prosecutors decided not to press charges against him in a sexual assault case.

Winston threw two touchdown passes to 6-foot-5, 234-pound receiver Kelvin Benjamin and ran for a 17-yard score to overcome two interceptions.

It was Florida State’s 12th win by at least 27 points. The Seminoles (13-0) entered as 29-point favorites after outscoring its opponents by an average of 43 points.

No. 10 Michigan St. 34, No. 2 Ohio St. 24

Michigan State shook up the BCS title chase again.

The Spartans regained the lead on Connor Cook’s 9-yard touchdown pass to Josiah Price with 11:41 left and upset Ohio State to take the Big Ten title and put Auburn back in the national title hunt.

Ohio State (12-1) had the nation’s longest active winning streak end at 24 as Coach Urban Meyer suffered his first loss since taking over in Columbus.

It was a game that almost defied logic.

The Spartans (12-1) led 17-0 after 21 minutes, then gave up the next 24 points before scoring the final 17.

Michigan State sealed the victory, and its probable trip to the Rose Bowl, with Jeremy Langford’s late 26-yard TD run. The Spartans haven’t played in Pasadena since 1988.

No. 3 Auburn 59, No. 5 Missouri 42

Tre Mason rushed for 304 yards and four touchdowns, leading Auburn (12-1) to a wild victory over Missouri (11-2) in a Southeastern Conference title showdown that looked more like a video game.

Auburn set an SEC championship game record with 677 yards, including 545 on the ground. Mason had scoring runs of 7, 3 and 1 yards before bursting up the middle on a 13-yard TD that clinched the victory with 4:22 remaining. He carried the ball a staggering 46 times, an easy choice as the game’s MVP. He even struck a Heisman pose, his longshot candidacy getting a huge boost.

In a game where neither team played a lick of defense, Auburn finally stopped Missouri on fourth-and-1 deep in its own territory, setting up Mason’s final score. Chris Davis broke up the pass, not quite as thrilling as his 109-yard return of a missed field goal to beat Alabama, but another huge play for the nation’s biggest turnaround team.

Auburn, which was 3-9 a year ago and didn’t win a game in the SEC, claimed the title in its first year under Coach Gus Malzahn. The Tigers didn’t even need a dramatic finish to do it, holding Missouri scoreless in the final quarter while Mason notched two more TDs to break open a game that was close most of the way.

Missouri had its own impressive bounce-back after struggling its first year in the SEC. But Coach Gary Pinkel’s team was denied a quick championship in its new league after leaving the Big 12, unable to slow – must less stop – Auburn’s dynamic offense.

NO. 18 OKLAHOMA 33, NO. 6 OKLAHOMA St. 24

Blake Bell threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Saunders with 19 seconds left to help Oklahoma spoil rival Oklahoma State’s Big 12 championship and BCS bowl game hopes.

Bell, playing in place of an injured Trevor Knight, led the Sooners (10-2, 7-2 Big 12) on the winning 66-yard drive – going 5-of-8 for 57 yards.

Eric Striker ended the game by recovering a fumble for a touchdown for Oklahoma.

Desmond Roland led Oklahoma State (10-2, 7-2) with 144 yards rushing and accounted for three touchdowns. The Cowboys, who were trying to win their second Big 12 title in three seasons, appeared to have their spot in a BCS bowl game secured when Roland scored on a 1-yard run with 1:46 left for a 24-20 lead.

Bell, however, had other plans. The junior capped the drive with his touchdown pass to Saunders in the corner of the end zone of a frigid Boone Pickens Stadium. The touchdown came just five plays after Oklahoma State appeared to once again secure the win with an interception by Justin Gilbert, but the cornerback was unable to keep the ball from hitting the turf.

NO. 7 STANFORD 38, NO. 11 ARIZONA ST.

Tyler Gaffney ran for 133 yards and scored three touchdowns in a dominating first half, leading Stanford back to the Rose Bowl with a win over Arizona State in the Pac-12 title game.

Stanford (11-2) raced to a big lead Sept. 21 in its first game with Arizona State this season and had its way with the Sun Devils again early in the rematch, building a 28-7 lead early in the second quarter. Gaffney did most of the damage, scoring on a 69-yard run on the Cardinal’s second play and a pair of 1-yard runs.

NO. 9 BAYLOR 30, NO. 23 TEXAS 10

Bryce Petty threw touchdown passes on the first two drives of the second half for Baylor and the Bears won their first Big 12 title and a Fiesta Bowl berth.

The final game in Baylor’s old stadium became a de facto Big 12 championship game after Oklahoma State lost to Oklahoma just before they kicked off in Waco.

Baylor (11-1, 8-1 Big 12) had never even had a winning record in the Big 12 before Coach Art Briles arrived six years ago. Now the Bears have their first 11-win season and their first outright title in any league since the 1980 Southwest Conference title when Mike Singletary called Floyd Casey Stadium home.

NO. 15 UCF 17, SMU 13

Blake Bortles threw for 242 yards and ran for two touchdowns and UCF celebrated a BCS bid already in hand by rallying to beat SMU in front of just a few hundred fans who braved an ice storm.

With the school’s first BCS berth secured with Louisville’s win at Cincinnati on Thursday night, the Knights were sluggish before recovering for a school-record eighth straight win and the outright title in the first year of the American Athletic Conference.

UCF (11-1, 8-0 AAC) has both of the 34-year-old program’s 11-win seasons in the past four years. The Knights went 11-3 in 2010 and beat Georgia in the Liberty Bowl.

SMU (5-7, 4-4) saw its record bowl streak end at four seasons in the coldest home game in school history – 24 degrees at kickoff.

The wintry blast that virtually shut down the Dallas-Fort Worth area Friday prompted officials to offer free admission. It didn’t help much, with fewer than 1,000 fans showing up for the game – far short of the announced attendance of 12,598.

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