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FSU in National Championship first time since 1999
For the first time since 1999, Florida State University will play in the BCS National Championship game.
No matter how the game turns out the school is already a winner.
For the first time since 1999 - Florida State will play in the BCS National Championship game.
Jimbo Fisher: "I'm just glad that Florida State is there."
FSU clinched its chance to play for the National Championship when it won the ACC Championship game on Saturday. It's estimated the university will bring in millions of dollars because of the championship game.
Rob Wilson/FSU Athletics Communications: "It will be a boon for the economy of Tallahassee, certainly for the institution in terms of the brand and logo-ing and exposure."
FSU will take on SEC Champion Auburn. The last time the two teams met was in 1990
Telvin Smith/Linebacker: "We not looking at them and saying, 'oh, they Auburn.' Or we not look at them and saying, 'they come from the SEC or whoever it may be.' We go out there and compete against ourselves."
FSU will be making its fourth appearance to the BCS National Championship tied for the most of any college football program in the country."
For the last seven years the National Championship trophy has gone home with an SEC team. Fans hope FSU will end that streak.
Truly Long: "Everything that we've gone through. You know they have the fight, the will to win."
This is the last year for the BCS National Championship game. Starting next year the College Football Playoff will replace the single-game championship format.
Hernan Bater: "Just the ambiance, just like the energy coming from the school spirit, it's just great."
FSU has an overall record of 4 wins, 13 losses and one tie against Auburn.
The championship game is on January 6th.