Florida State Seminoles vs. Oregon Ducks
Oregon and Florida State will meet Thursday in the first semifinal of the College Football Playoff at the Rose Bowl. The matchup features the last two Heisman Trophy winners in Oregon’s Marcus Mariota and Florida State’s Jameis Winston. Florida State has won 29 straight games, including each of the last four by five points or less. Oregon has won eight straight since its only defeat to Arizona in October. The winner advances to the National Championship on Jan. 12.
You can follow the game with live stats and play-by-play here.
How to Watch
Details for the Rose Bowl are below:
Kickoff: Jan. 1, 5 p.m. ET
Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.
TV coverage: ESPN
12/5: Oregon 51, Arizona 13
Oregon got revenge in a big way from an earlier loss to Arizona as Marcus Mariota threw for 313 yards and two scores and added three rushing touchdowns to help the Ducks win the Pac-12 championship. Three Arizona quarterbacks combined to throw for only 113 yards, and the Wildcat offense only generated 10 first downs and 224 yards of total offense. The Ducks raced out to a 23-0 halftime lead and piled up 627 yards.
11/29: Oregon 47, Oregon State 19
Oregon scored the game's first 30 points to pummel in-state rival Oregon State. Marcus Mariota completed 19 of 25 passes for 367 yards and four touchdowns while adding two more scores on the ground to lead the Ducks. Royce Freeman rushed 22 times for 135 yards, and Byron Marshall caught six balls for 131 yards as Oregon piled up 565 yards of total offense.
11/22: Oregon 44, Colorado 10
Marcus Mariota threw for three touchdowns and ran for another score as he inched closer to earning a Heisman invite. Royce Freeman ran for 105 yards and two touchdowns. Mariota become only the fifth quarterback in history to throw for 9,000 yards and run 2,000 yards. Colorado lost for the seventh straight time as the Buffaloes could muster only 226 yards of total offense.
11/8: Oregon 51, Utah 27
Oregon forced four turnovers to knock off then-No. 17 Utah on the road. Marcus Mariota threw for 239 yards, ran for 114 more and had four total touchdowns in the victory. After Utah pulled within three points in the fourth quarter, Oregon scored the final 21 points to seal the victory.
12/6: Florida State 37, Georgia Tech 35
Jameis Winston threw for 309 yards and three touchdowns while playing mistake-free football, and Dalvin Cook ran for 177 yards to lead the Seminoles to their third straight ACC title. Georgia Tech ran for 331 yards but failed to convert a fourth down with seven minutes to go. Rashad Greene had seven catches for 123 yards and two touchdowns for the Seminoles.
11/29: Florida State 24, Florida 19
Florida State overcame four Jameis Winston interceptions to secure its 28th straight victory and its second straight undefeated regular season. Dalvin Cook rushed 24 times for 144 yards. Florida had a chance to take a lead with 3:23 remaining, but the Gators were unable to extend an eight-play drive beyond 28 yards.
11/22: Florida State 20, Boston College 17
Jameis Winston led the Seminoles on a game-winning 66-yard drive capped by a Roberto Aguayo 26-yard field goal with three seconds left. The Eagles missed a chance to take the lead with less than five minutes to go, missing a 43-yard field goal and allowing Florida State to drive for the winning score. Winston passed for 281 yards with a touchdown and an interception, and Rashad Greene hauled in eight passes for 106 yards.
11/15: Florida State 30, Miami (FL) 26
The Seminoles' tenth win this season was also their fifth-straight win over Miami (FL). Florida State trailed until late in the fourth quarter, when Dalvin Cook's 26-yard run put them ahead 30-26 with 3:05 remaining. Cook also ran 44 yards for a touchdown earlier in the second quarter.