Monday, Jan. 6 at 8:30 p.m. ET in Pasadena, Calif.
The BCS National Championship Game will feature the best team in the nation vs. the hottest team in the nation when the No. 1 Florida State Seminoles take on the No. 2 Auburn Tigers for the crystal football.
Auburn's offense was a machine on the ground down the stretch, which culminated in a sizzling performance in the SEC Championship Game against Missouri in which they rushed for 545 yards against what was, at the time, the second-best rush defense in the SEC.
With time to prepare, can Seminole defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt shut the Tigers down?
Auburn's offense is so multi-dimensional within the running game and quarterback Nick Marshall has been making such good decisions that it won't be shut down.
The thing is, though, it won't matter.
This game will be won or lost when Florida State has the ball, and Auburn's defense will have its hands full with quarterback Jameis Winston and the Seminoles. The Tigers' strength on defense is a defensive line that rotates nine or 10 guys throughout the game in order to get pressure with four, but Winston is at his best when he's got pressure in his face and has to make quick decisions.
He'll make the right ones more times than not, find receivers Kelvin Benjamin, Rashad Greene and Kenny Shaw often and win a shootout in the final game of the BCS era.
Prediction: Florida State 38 - Auburn 35.