The Oregon Ducks beat the Florida State Seminoles 59-20 in the Rose Bowl, the first College Football Playoff semifinal game. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota:
It’s incredible. I’m so proud of these guys right here. We’ve got one more to take care of.
Florida State tops the AP College Football Poll week 2 rankings, followed by Alabama, Oregon, Oklahoma and Auburn respectively. The Seminoles, last year’s National Champions, won a tough week 1 contest over Oklahoma State, 37-31. Florida State’s head coach Jimbo Fisher:
As a team, we are a work in progress. We have some good players. But we still have to play good. I have to coach better. We all have to look at ourselves in all three phases of the game … and hopefully we’ll make improvements in the next week and keep getting better. Last year is over. So now I think we can relax and realize we have to play football.
Florida State quarterback Winston becomes the second-consecutive freshman to win the Heisman Trophy.
I can’t explain the feeling that I have inside right now. I’m so overwhelmed; it’s just awesome.