Auburn wins BCS title
Auburn University’s Tigers captured the national championship for the first time in 53 years last night, defeating No. 2 Oregon 22-19.
The game went to the wire, with the Tigers kicking 19-yard field goal as the clock ran out.
It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many Auburn fans, who weren’t alive the last time Auburn captured the football crown.
It also was a victory for the state: the last time different teams from the same state won back-to-back championships was in 1938 and ’39, when TCU and Texas A&M were the big winners.
And it was a huge night for the SEC, for which Auburn claimed the fifth consecutive national title. Auburn follows Florida in 2006-07; LUS in 2007-08; Florida in 2008-09; and Alabama in 2009-10.
Minutes after the game was over, local fans were standing in line at local Hibbett’s Sporting Goods stores to buy championship T-shirts.