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COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: FSU rolls; Auburn heads to title game

2013-12-07T20:30:00Z 2013-12-08T02:18:08Z COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: FSU rolls; Auburn heads to title gameThe Associated Press The Associated Press
December 07, 2013 8:30 pm  • 

Tre Mason ran for 304 yards and four touchdowns, leading No. 3 Auburn to a wild 59-42 victory over No. 5 Missouri in the Southeastern Conference championship game Saturday.

Auburn (12-1) is likely headed to the BCS championship game after No. 2 Ohio State lost to Michigan State 34-24 in the Big Ten championship game. The Tigers are likely headed to Pasadena to face top-ranked Florida State, which routed Duke 45-7 in the Atlantic Coast Championship game.

Auburn set an SEC championship game record with 677 yards, including 545 on the ground. Mason had scoring runs of 7, 3 and 1 yards before bursting up middle on 13-yard TD to seal the victory with 4:22 remaining.

After both defenses got lit up like a video game, Auburn finally stopped Missouri (11-2) on fourth-and-1 deep in its own territory to set up Mason's last TD.

No. 1 Florida State 45, No. 20 Duke 7: Jameis Winston threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score, and Florida State stormed into the BCS national championship game with a victory over Duke in the ACC championship game.

The Heisman Trophy favorite was 19 of 32 for 330 yards and set FBS freshman records for TD passes and yards passing in a season two days after prosecutors decided not to press charges against him in a sexual assault case.

Winston threw two touchdown passes to 6-foot-5, 234-pound receiver Kelvin Benjamin and ran for a 17-yard score to overcome two interceptions.

Florida State's defense was dominant, holding Duke (10-3) to 239 yards and forcing three turnovers to help the Seminoles (13-0) win their second straight ACC title.

No. 6 Oklahoma State 33, No. 18 Oklahoma 24: Blake Bell threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Saunders with 19 seconds remaining to help Oklahoma (10-2, 7-2 Big 12) spoil the Big 12 championship and BCS bowl game hopes of rival Oklahoma State (10-2, 7-2 Big 12).

No. 7 Stanford 38, No. 11 Arizona St. 14: Tyler Gaffney ran for 133 yards and scored three touchdowns in a dominating first half, leading Stanford (11-2) back to the Rose Bowl with a victory over Arizona State (10-3) in the Pac-12 title game.

No. 9 Baylor 30, No. 23 Texas 10: Bryce Petty threw touchdown passes on the first two drives of the second half for Baylor (11-1, 8-1), and the Bears won their first Big 12 title and a Fiesta Bowl berth with a victory over Texas (8-4, 7-2 Big 12).

The final game in Baylor's old stadium became a de facto Big 12 championship game after No. 6 Oklahoma State's lost just before they kicked off.

No. 15 UCF 17, SMU 13: Blake Bortles threw for 242 yards and ran for two touchdowns as UCF (11-1, 8-0 AAC) celebrated a BCS bid already in hand by rallying to beat SMU (5-7, 4-4) in front of just a few hundred fans who braved a brutal ice storm.

Eastern Illinois 51, Tennessee State 10: Jimmy Garoppolo passed for 240 yards and three touchdowns as Eastern Illinois crushed Tennessee State in the second round of the FBC playoffs.

Eastern Illinois (12-1) will face Towson next week, which beat Fordham 48-28 earlier in the day.

The Panthers built a 16-0 first quarter lead on a Taylor Duncan 3-yard TD run, a Cameron Berra 25-yard field goal and Garoppolo's first touchdown pass, a 20-yard strike to Erik Lora.

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