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With all the hype around Gus Malzahn's offense, it is easy to forget Auburn needed two last-second miracles and some help from mighty Michigan State just to get to this game.
As for the Noles, Florida State could have booked hotel rooms in Pasadena after its Week 8 demolishing of Clemson. Point blank, Jimbo Fisher and the Seminoles have authored one of the most dominant college football seasons in recent memory. That's right, they were even better than Bama.
Gus Malzahn, Nick Marshall and Tre Mason will score, there is no doubt about that. However, Auburn's SEC-worst passing defense will be no match for Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston, Kelvin Benjamin and Nick O'Leary.
If Auburn wants to keep this thing close, the defense will probably need to contribute some points.
Prediction: Florida State 42, Auburn 28