Jameis Winston: Comeback Victory Etches His Name Among College Football Greats

By Devin O'Barr
Jameis Winston
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Florida State Seminoles fans can celebrate for as long as they want because Monday night might just be the best college football game played in the history of the sport. With a Heisman Trophy winner in Jameis Winston faltering early on, the tides slowly turned Florida State’s way as the Noles sent the Auburn Tigers home with an excruciating 34-31 loss.

Given the ball with 1:11 left on the clock, Winston and the Seminoles’ offense marched 80 yards down the field on a tired Auburn defense that had long been out of breath. Never before has college football seen such a game as the Seminoles erased a 21-10 halftime deficit. And as fate would have it; Winston carved his name in the record books with a two-yard touchdown pass leaving just 13 seconds on the clock.

So on his 20th birthday, “Famous” Jameis captured his second piece of hardware in a matter of a month. How often do you see a redshirt freshman/Heisman Trophy winner ride off into the sunset with a National Championship? Never, because that duo is unheard of. Unable to drink an alcoholic beverage in the United States, Winston has already etched his name in college football lure as the top player in the country and has a chance to repeat as Heisman Trophy winner and national champion in 2014 — talk about scary good.

See: Florida State Heisman QBs Have Experienced Highs and Lows

Devin O’Barr is the Content Commentator for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @DevinOBarrRS, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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