Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston has been as cool as can be amid incredible hype and expectations in leading his top-ranked team to a BCS title game matchup Monday, Jan. 6 with Auburn.
The game is close to getting underway, and while the reigning Heisman Trophy winner is likely relaxed and making his final preparations, his girlfriend, Breion Allen, is feeling a little uneasy.
Allen took to Twitter Saturday, Jan. 4, to express her anxiety about the impending matchup at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.
I can't watch ESPN til Monday, they are getting me to anxious for this game right now.— Breion A. (@_LifeIsBreezi_) January 4, 2014
The sophomore guard for the Rice University women's basketball team is acquainted with the demands of being a collegiate athlete, but even she is having a hard time relating to this type of pressure.
It's difficult to blame her, because Allen's significant other is about to lead a Seminoles squad that is heavily favored into a clash with a Tigers team that made it through the gauntlet of SEC competition to get to this stage.
According to Bovada, Florida State is favored by nine points even though Auburn hails from what is widely perceived as the best conference in college football.
If the rest of the season has been any indication, Allen doesn't have much to worry about with regard to how FSU or Winston will perform while competing for the Coaches' Trophy.
Winston has been the catalyst for a balanced, explosive offense that ranks fifth in the country in total yards per game. The freshman phenom has thrown for 3,820 yards on 10.95 yards per attempt with 38 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
Given that Auburn fields the nation's 102nd-ranked pass defense, it's a pretty safe bet that Winston will fare just fine and that Allen will be able to calm her nerves by the time the national championship has been decided.