The SEC's championship streak is dead.
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston found Kelvin Benjamin for a 2-yard touchdown with 13 seconds remaining to give rise to the A-C-C chant.
As you'd expect, Dixie is having a hard time with it. Not long after Winston's postgame interview, Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron's mother dipped her feet into the casual racism pool. Minutes later, SEC commissioner Mike Slive dusted FSU's celebration with some cold, hard talking points.
The SEC's unprecedented string of consecutive national titles in the BCS era will be an enduring point of pride for our entire conference and we look forward to competing for more championships in the College Football Playoff era. Congratulations to Florida State on its national championship and also to Auburn for a truly magical season.
But the night wasn't all shade. That dreaded streak is over, as well as a related curse (we hope):
This breaks the curse, right? RT @osmattmurschel: That's the longest kickoff return in BCS history beating out Ted Ginn Jr. vs Florida in 07
— Eleven Warriors (@11W) January 7, 2014
Oh, and this time next year, we'll be in the thick of a college football playoffs. PLAYOFFS!