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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Jameis Winston threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin with 13 seconds left and No. 1 Florida State beat No. 2 Auburn 34-31 to win the last BCS national championship game on Monday night.

Winston struggled much of the night but was near perfect when the Seminoles (14-0) needed it most, going 6 for 7 for 77 yards on the game-winning 80-yard drive. A pass interference penalty on Auburn's Chris Davis gave Florida State a first-and-goal at the 2 and on the next play Winston hit his big receiver for the touchdown.

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The Seminoles and the Tigers face off tonight in the BCS Championship Game. Cole Pepper joined Karen Feagins to give his analysis during this week's First Coast Sports Wrap.

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With the 2014 Gator Bowl only hours away, organizers say they would like to see more neutral site college football games played in Jacksonville.

Although he says he still wants to be a quarterback in the National Football League, former phenom Tim Tebow has signed up to be a college football analyst for ESPN.

The sports network announced Monday that Tebow is coming aboard to be part of SEC Nation — a "pregame show that will originate from a different SEC campus each week beginning August 28, 2014."

Jacksonville Jaguars

First Coast Connect sports contributor Cole Pepper checked in on Monday with his First Coast sports wrap, including a look at the Jaguars 2013 season.

The University of Florida will reportedly get $6 million to play The University of Michigan in the 2017 Cowboys Classic.

Jacksonville Jaguars center Brad Meester, the team's last player from the Tom Coughlin era, has announced he will retire after this season.

Nathan Bedford Forrest High School, Palm Coast, and guns are in the headlines today.

Jameis Winston, Cherish Perrywinkle, and Nelson Mandela are in the headlines today.

Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston, considered a Heisman Trophy front-runner, will not be charged with rape, the state attorney, Willie Meggs, announced Thursday after an investigation into the allegations.

Freshman Winston, who led his team to the national polls, has been facing allegations that he assaulted a female FSU student in December 2012, prior to his college career.

Winston's attorney, Tim Jansen of Tallahassee, has contended that his client had consensual sex with the woman.

With the results of the investigation into allegations of sexual battery against Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston this afternoon, Mother Jones took a look at sexual assault by college football players since the 1970's.

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Jacksonville officials are urging Jaguars fans to show their support during Thursday’s nationally televised game against the Houston Texans.

Rabbi Jesse Olitzky of the Jacksonville Jewish Center shared his thoughts on bullying in the wake of the ongoing case of Miami Dolphins lineman Richie Incognito's alleged hazing of former player Jonathan Martin.

Jameis Winston
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First Coast Connect regular sports analyst Cole Pepper joined the show as he does most Mondays with "Cole Cuts" straight from the locker room and a look at all the past weekend's games.

Jaguars 14 - Cardinals 27

The Jaguars lost  to the Cardinals, but there was a silver lining: they scored their first and second touchdowns at home since last December.

The Jaguars have not won consecutive games since 2010 as they are now 1-9 and for the 6th straight season, they will not have a winning record.

On the popular sports blog Deadspin, editor Barry Petchesky opined, "On a combined index of internal happiness, talent, and ability to make headlines for actual football matters, the Jaguars are Florida's top team. That's not a world I'm prepared to live in."

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