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Florida State scored with just 13 seconds left on the clock to defeat Auburn 34-31 in the VIZIO BCS National Championship Game. The Tigers finished 12-2 overall, SEC champs and No. 2 in the polls.
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Auburn held a short walk-through at the Rose Bowl Sunday afternoon and took its traditional team photo in front of the iconic facade:
 
Auburn Team Photo
 
Video Final Coach Malzahn BCS Press Conference
Video Malzahn at Coach of the Year Ceremony
Video Auburn FB Alumni End Child Hunger Rally

The Auburn Tigers took their turn at VIZIO BCS National Championship Media Day Saturday:
 

 
Video Head Coach Gus Malzahn, QB Nick Marshall
Photos Photo Gallery: Auburn at BCS Media Day
 
Go along with the Tigers as the Auburn team enjoys the Lawry's Beef Bowl in California:
 

 
Coach Ellis Johnson and Auburn defensive players took their turn with the media Friday:
 

 
Video Coach Ellis Johnson, Therezie, Whitehead
 
What does it take to move Auburn football 2,200 miles west? Some incredible logistics. Watch:
 

 
Coach Rhett Lashlee, Nick Marshall, Tre Mason and Auburn offensive players met with the media Thursday in advance of the VIZIO BCS National Championship Game. Here's Rod Bramblett:
 

 
Video Tre Mason, Jay Prosch & C.J. Uzomah
Video Rhett Lashlee, Reese Dismukes, Nick Marshall
Video Auburn Hits the Practice Field Thursday
  
Both the Auburn and Florida State football teams visited the Staples Center Wednesday to watch the first half of the Clippers' game. Check it out:
 

 
The Tigers practiced for the first time in California on the first day of 2014. Here's Rod Bramblett with your Auburn BCS Championship Report No. 1:
 

 
Watch as the Auburn football team enjoys ESPN Zone on its first evening in California:
 
Video Auburn Enjoys ESPN Zone in California
 
View video and a photo gallery of the Tigers traveling to California with Auburn fans cheering them along the journey in Alabama and California:
 
Video Departing Alabama | Arriving in California
Photos Photos of Auburn Traveling to California
 
View the latest video features and photo galleries on the Tigers direct from team headquarters.
 
FEATURES
Auburn will have to beat Heisman Trophy quarterback Jameis Winston if it wants to win the BCS national championship Monday night and...
Chasing Jameis: Auburn D-Line on Alert
 
There's nothing in college football quite like BCS Championship Week. The anticipation builds as days go by. Reporters from across the country...
For Auburn and FSU, It's Time to Play
 
Auburn got a sneak peak Sunday at where they want to win the national championship on Sunday night. The Tigers visited the Rose Bowl Stadium...
Tigers Walk Field, Take Team Photo
 
Thirty days between football games? Auburn's Gus Malzahn and Florida State's Jimbo Fisher are guarding against information overload heading...
Scouting the BCS National Championship
 
Ryan Russell hasn't called a play. He hasn't taught a single player how to catch a pass or make a tackle. Yet, Auburn players are unanimous in...
Auburn Players Ring Bell for Russell
 
"Those are amazing memories," Burns said Saturday at BCS Media Day. "To score a touchdown in the national championship is a big...
Kodi Burns Wants More Amazing Memories
 
Gus Malzahn was honored with words and song Saturday night. That's what you get when you win the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award...
Malzahn Honored as Top Coach
 
In the noise and chaos of BCS media day, three Auburn coaches talked about football and life Saturday. For an old columnist and reporter, it...
90-Plus Years of Coaching Wisdom
 
The wounds of 2012 were still fresh when Auburn's seniors came together early this year. More of them than not had played two years...
Seniors Restored the Auburn Name
 
Offensive line coaches J.B. Grimes and Rick Trickett must be doing something right. Grimes' Auburn offensive line has paved the way for the...
Rick Trickett, J.B. Grimes Cross
 
OK class, with the BCS Championship Game between No. 2 Auburn and No. 1 Florida State just two days away, it's time to learn some facts...
Auburn Football Class is in Session
 
In a world in which his offense leads the nation in rushing, and in a season in which he praised defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson as one of...
Malzahn Likes Where Auburn Is Now
 
For Ellis Johnson and Randy Sanders, the 2012 football season couldn't have been much worse. Between them, they won two games, lost 22...
Auburn's Johnson, FSU's Sanders Meet Again
 
A pass rush alone won't be enough to contain Winston, who has led Florida State to 37 points or more in every game this season. Auburn's...
Mission: Bring the Heat to Jameis Winston
 
Auburn defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson knows his Tigers have given up yards, but they have made up for it with a strong red zone...
Auburn Defense Knows How to Win
 
As Auburn left tackle Greg Robinson, all 6-foot-5 and 305 pounds of him, sits in the lobby of Auburn's team hotel munching on a sandwich...
Greg Robinson No Ordinary Offensive Tackle
 
It has been a month since Tre Mason last played a football game. It's been a month since he had 46 carries, rushed for 304 yards and scored...
Tre Mason Ready for Championship Game
 
The constant questions and comments that Auburn is "lucky" to be in the BCS Championship Game have gone from tiresome...
It's Not Luck. It's College Football
 
Auburn tailback Tre Mason and quarterback Nick Marshall are going to run the ball behind a confident and talented offensive line. Can FSU...
Auburn's Running Game Has FSU's Attention
 
How's the weather? It was perfect for Auburn on Thursday as it practiced in sunny California for the second consecutive day at Anteater Stadium...
Watch Marshall, Auburn at Thursday Practice
 
When Auburn tailback Tre Mason scores, the offensive linemen, receivers and most everybody celebrates. Auburn had a lot of celebrations...
Notes from Auburn Offensive Press Conference
 
Defensive end Dee Ford is one of a handful of Auburn players who can have another set of championship rings thanks to four last-minute...
Dee Ford Ready for Very Big Stage
 
Auburn carries the banner for the Southeastern Conference and the state of Alabama, which have put together streaks that will likely never be...
Auburn Carries Banner for SEC, State
 
Auburn's running game, the nation's most prolific at 335.7 yards per game, cause problems for defenses from numerous directions, Fisher said...
Eventful Year Lands Auburn in Big Game
 
From Phillip Marshall: "Auburn is one of two teams still standing in the race for the national championship. And it all started far from the...
It All Started Far From Cheering Crowds
 
From Phillip Marshall: "After his appearance at the welcome press conference at the ESPN Zone at Disneyland, Malzahn said Auburn players...
Malzahn: Auburn Won't be Distracted
 
From Phillip Marshall: "Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher knew as last season ended that, in 2013, he would have a team with a chance to...
FSU's Fisher on Auburn's Dameyune Craig
 
From Phillip Marshall: "Players at Auburn and Florida State are accustomed to playing on big stages in big games. But Monday night, at the...
Auburn, FSU Players in the Eye of the Storm
 
Charles Goldberg reviews the statistical leaders on offense for the Tigers: "Heisman Trophy finalist Tre Mason has rushed for at least 100 yards in...
Mason, Marshall Have Auburn on Run
 
Don't miss any of the latest information or unique insight from the AuburnTigers.com senior writers:
Goldberg Features | Marshall Features

AUBURN FANS
Many of the players and coaches expressed their desire to speak directly to the Auburn Family:
 

 

 

 
Video Cameron Artis-Payne's Message to AU
Video Quan Bray Speaks to the Auburn Family
Video Craig Sanders, Carl Lawson Messages
Video LB Kris Frost Speaks to Auburn Family
Video OL Greg Robinson's Message to Tigers
 
Auburn DT Jeff Whitaker took over the mic to conduct his own interviews at BCS Media Day:
 

 
Great read by ESPN's Kevin Van Valkenburg on Coach Malzahn's motivation and rise in coaching:
Feature ESPN: The Book of Malzahn | Watch Video
 
Are you traveling to California to attend the National Championship Game? We want to hear from you. Email us photos of you in Auburn gear as you make your trip: AuburnPics@gmail.com.
 
Join more than 350k of your fellow Auburn Family on the official Facebook page of the Tigers:
 
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Download the Auburn BCS National Championship Digital Guide to study the matchup between No. 1 Florida State and No. 2 Auburn including interactive depth charts, rosters and more:
Tiger Roar Digital
Join more than 90,000 Auburn fans on our official Twitter feed for the latest news, photos and video:
 
Auburn Football Twitter
 
Check out the promo video ESPN produced for Auburn in the BCS National Championship Game:
 

 
We'll share the bowl experience with Auburn fans across all our official social media platforms:
Auburn Social Media Central
 

Attending the Game
 
THE GAME
Auburn will play Florida State in the 2014 VIZIO BCS National Championship Game at Rose Bowl Stadium on Monday, Jan. 6 at 7:30 p.m. CT.
GameDay Central | Auburn Bowl History
 
CONTENDERS
Auburn is No. 2 in the final BCS standings after compiling a 12-1 record and winning the SEC Championship. Florida State is undefeated at 13-0, ACC champion and ranked No. 1 in the BCS.
Final BCS Standings | Rankings
 
The Series
 
THE SERIES
Auburn owns a 13-4-1 (.750) all-time record against Florida State since the first meeting in 1954. The Tigers beat FSU 20-17 in the last meeting in 1990.
Winsipedia: The Auburn-FSU Series
 
OFFICIAL TRAVEL
Total Sports Travel provides official packages for Auburn fans to the game in Pasadena, Calif. Resort, hotel and charter packages available:
Official Auburn Travel Packages
ROSE BOWL STADIUM
For Auburn fans attending the game, view maps, seating chart, directions, parking and more on the historic college football venue in Pasadena:
Rose Bowl Stadium | Reserved Parking
 

 
TICKETS
Auburn received an allotment of 20,200 tickets to the VIZIO BCS National Championship Game. Full information for donors, students, faculty and staff:
Auburn Bowl Ticket Information
 
AUBURN SECTIONS
Auburn's official seating includes sections 25-28 and 1-4 on the stadium's (appropriately) southeast corner. Auburn's end zone will be on the south.
View Auburn Sections Seating Chart
WEAR ORANGE
Auburn fans are encouraged to wear orange to the game. The Athletics Department has distributed orange shakers in the official AU seating sections.
Official Auburn Bowl Gear
 
BOWL TICKET WILL-CALL
Auburn Athletics Ticket Will-Call will be available for general, student tickets at 9 a.m. to halftime at the Rose Bowl. Player-guest opens at 2:30 PST:
Full Ticket Office Locations & Schedule
 
TIGER WALK
Auburn fans should congregate near Gate A of Rose Bowl Stadium at approximately 3:25 p.m. PST for Tiger Walk prior to the championship game.
Click for Quick Map of Tiger Walk
 
TAILGATE, PEP RALLY
The Auburn Alumni Association will present an official pre-game tailgate and pep rally from 1-4 p.m. PST outside Rose Bowl Stadium on January 6:
More Info: Auburn Alumni Association
 
Following the Action presented by Ford
 
ESPN MEGACAST
Most fans will watch the game on ESPN but the network is broadcasting live on six television platforms as well as audio and digital outlets:
ESPN Megacast of BCS Championship
 
Megacast
 
ON ESPN
Watch the game on ESPN with play-by-play from Brent Musberger, analysis from Kirk Herbstreit and sideline reports from Heather Cox.
 
ON ESPN2 | Online
Fans can eavesdrop on the casual and organic conversations of ESPN college football analysts and special guests discussing the game.
 
ON ESPNEWS | Online
Experts will provide in-depth X and O analysis of the game as it happens from a film room equipped with multiple camera angles and touchscreens.
 
ON ESPN CLASSIC
Watch the game with no broadcast crew but audio originating from numerous microphones located within the stands, field and more.
 
AROUND THE WORLD
ESPN International networks will televise the game in Australia and New Zealand (ESPN Pacific Rim); Latin America; Brazil; the Caribbean; Japan (via J-Sports) and Canada (via TSN and RDS).
 
ESPN's broadband service, ESPN Player will provide live and on demand coverage to more than 40 countries in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, while ESPN syndication partners will televise the BCS in the UK, parts of Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, the Philippines, Malaysia, India and China.

RADIO BROADCASTS
Across Alabama and the Southeast, the Auburn IMG Sports Network broadcast features Rod Bramblett (play-by-play), Stan White (analyst), Quentin Riggins (sideline), Paul Ellen (studio/SEC Report) and Andy Burcham (locker room).
Auburn IMG Sports Network
 
Nationally, ESPN Radio has the broadcast with satellite radio provided by SiriusXM. Fans who want to watch the game but listen to Auburn's radio broadcast can stream the game on ESPN3.
ESPN Radio | SiriusXM | ESPN3
 
WATCH ONLINE
Fans can choose from multiple live streams on ESPN3, each featuring the VIZIO BCS National Championship Game from a different perspective.
 
ESPN3, in cooperation with IMG College, will offer an Auburn Radio Call presentation. Fans who want to watch the game but listen to Auburn's radio broadcast can stream the game.
 
BCS Campus Connection on ESPN3 will showcase live fan reactions from various watch parties within the home markets of Auburn and Florida State into the game coverage.
 
AUBURNTIGERS.COM
Follow our live blog at AuburnTigers.com with video, photos and features plus commentary from Charles Goldberg and Phillip Marshall on gameday:
Auburn's Live GameDay Blog | Live Stats
 
ON MOBILE APPS
Auburn's official GameDay app has been updated with complete information on the title game and an interactive map of Rose Bowl Stadium:
Official Auburn Mobile Apps
 
GameDay App
WATCH GAME AT ARENA
The Auburn Athletics Department will open the Arena on Monday, Jan. 6, for Tiger fans to watch the game together. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. kickoff. Admission is free.
 
Fans are also encouraged to bring canned goods and non-perishable items which will be collected that night for the Food Bank of East Alabama.
Full Info: Watch Game at the Arena
 
WITH AUBURN CLUBS
Tiger fans will gather across the country for the VIZIO BCS National Championship Game at watch parties organized by official Auburn Clubs. Locate your nearest Club and visit their websites and social media feeds for the latest information:
Auburn Clubs Across the Nation
 
Seating Chart Directions Parking Info Rose Bowl Stadium presented by Under Armour
 
AUBURN RISING
Auburn opened the 2013 season with three home games at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The 3-0 start was capped by a come-from-behind win in the SEC opener against Mississippi State:
 

 
The Tigers were unable to overcome a 21-0 first-half deficit at No. 6 LSU but Auburn fought back in a driving rain in Baton Rouge before falling 35-21.
 
Wins against Ole Miss and Western Carolina back at Jordan-Hare Stadium brought the Tigers' record to 5-1 at the halfway mark of the regular season.
 
Auburn would crack the polls for the first time in the 2013 season, appearing at No. 24 in the AP Poll released before the team's trip to Texas.
 
KYLE FIELD
Auburn announced to the college football world the Tigers were back with a 45-41 upset win in College Station against returning Heisman winner Johnny Manziel and No. 7 Texas A&M:
 

 
Auburn defensive end Dee Ford sealed the win with two sacks of Manziel on the Aggies' final drive, including the last sack off a blitz with 18 seconds to play. Auburn players and fans would celebrate at Kyle Field while fans back home in Auburn set off a wild celebration at Toomer's Corner.
HITTING THE ROAD
Auburn vaulted to No. 11 after the win at A&M and moved up to No. 8 after beating FAU on October 26 at Jordan-Hare to improve to 7-1.
 
The Tigers hit the road to Fayetteville and came away with a hard-fought 35-17 win before scoring the most points in the series with Tennessee in a 55-23 win at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville:
 

 
THE CATCH
No. 7 Auburn and No. 25 Georgia staged one of the most dramatic games in the Deep South's Oldest Rivalry on November 16. The series, first played in 1892, was deadlocked 54-54-8 prior to the game at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
 
Leading 37-17 in the fourth quarter, Auburn watched its margin evaporate as the Bulldogs scored three touchdowns to go up 38-37 with 1:49 left in the game. Facing fourth down on his own 27 with 35 seconds left on the clock, QB Nick Marshall launched a pass downfield:
 

 
Auburn receiver Ricardo Louis plucked the ball deflected by Georgia defenders from the air at the 15 and raced in for the score with 25 seconds on the clock. It would take a stand by the Auburn defense to finally subdue UGA but the Tigers clinched their 10th win of the season and set up a showdown with No. 1 Alabama for the SEC West.
EPIC IRON BOWL
No. 1 Alabama rolled into Jordan-Hare riding a 16-game winning streak and consecutive national titles. But Auburn, ranked No. 4 at 10-1 on the season, was more than ready to trade blows with its archival in the 78th Iron Bowl.
 
The Tigers pounded the ball for 296 yards on the ground against the Tide's vaunted defense, led by junior RB Tre Mason (164 yards and a touchdown).
 
Auburn trailed 28-21 in the fourth quarter but Nick Marshall threw a touchdown pass to Sammie Coates with 32 seconds left to tie the game. Alabama got as close as the Tigers' 38-yard line and lined up for a 57-yard field goal with one second left:
 


SEC CHAMPIONSHIP
Auburn's 34-28 win against Alabama provided the Tigers a No. 3 ranking and a berth in the SEC title game in Atlanta against No. 5 Missouri.
 
The Georgia Dome was painted orange and blue with Auburn fans roaring for their Tigers. Tre Mason piled up an SEC-record 306 yards and four touchdowns on Mizzou as Auburn broke a slew of records en route to a 59-42 win and the program's eighth SEC championship:
 
 
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 08/31
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 31-24 vs. Washington State  Statistics / Highlights
 09/07
W
 38-9 vs. Arkansas State  Statistics / Highlights
 09/14
W
 24-20 vs. Mississippi State  Statistics / Highlights
 09/21
L
 35-21 at (6) LSU  Statistics / Highlights
 10/05
W
 30-22 vs. (24) Ole Miss  Statistics / Highlights
 10/12
W
 62-3 vs. Western Carolina  Statistics / Highlights
 10/19
W
 45-41 at (7) Texas A&M  Statistics / Highlights
 10/26
W
 45-10 vs. Florida Atlantic  Statistics / Highlights
 11/02
W
 35-17 at Arkansas  Statistics / Highlights
 11/09
W
 55-23 at Tennessee  Statistics / Highlights
 11/16
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 43-38 vs. (25) Georgia  Statistics / Highlights
 11/30
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 34-28 vs. (1) Alabama  Statistics / Highlights
 12/07
W
 59-42 vs. (5) Missouri (SEC)  Statistics / Highlights
 01/06
L
 34-31 vs. (1) Florida State (BCS)  Statistics / Highlights
 
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 09/02
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 41-13 at Pittsburgh  Statistics / Highlights
 09/14
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 62-7 vs. Nevada  Statistics / Highlights
 09/21
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 54-6 vs. Bethune-Cookman  Statistics / Highlights
 09/28
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 48-34 at Boston College  Statistics / Highlights
 10/05
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 63-0 vs. (25) Maryland  Statistics / Highlights
 10/19
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 51-14 at (3) Clemson  Statistics / Highlights
 10/26
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 49-17 at N.C. State  Statistics / Highlights
 11/02
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 41-14 vs. (7) Miami  Statistics / Highlights
 11/09
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 59-3 at Wake Forest  Statistics / Highlights
 11/16
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 59-3 vs. Syracuse  Statistics / Highlights
 11/23
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 80-14 vs. Idaho  Statistics / Highlights
 11/30
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 37-7 at Florida  Statistics / Highlights
 12/07
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 45-7 vs. (20) Duke (ACC)  Statistics / Highlights
 01/06
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 34-31 vs. (2) Auburn (BCS)  Statistics / Highlights
 
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