By Kent Babb Jan. 5 (Washington Post) -- NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Jameis Winston wore a party hat and held a giant cookie as he posed for photographs two days before the big event. For a moment, anyway, the Bowl Championship Series national title game was the second-most exciting thing about Monday to Winston. After a particularly interesting and occasionally turbulent year, the Florida State quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner also turns 20 on the same day he'll play for a national title. "I'm more anxious for it to be my birthday than the game," said Winston, whose unbeaten Seminoles will play Auburn at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, Calif., for college football's greatest prize. "Because I know we're going to go out there and play good on Monday." Winston is nothing if not confident, and his maturity and poise helped push Florida State to 13 wins, most of them
Michigan State University suspended senior linebacker Max Bullough for violating team rules, a move that will keep one of the school’s captains out of the Rose Bowl against Stanford, coach Mark Dantonio said in a statement.
Jameis Winston’s 2-yard scoring pass with 13 seconds left capped Florida State’s comeback from an 18- point deficit as the Seminoles beat Auburn 34-31 to win college football’s national title and complete a perfect season.