Auburn fans cheer during the second quarter of Monday night’s BCS National Championship Game. Playhouse Cinemas held a free viewing of the title game, in which Auburn fell 34-31 to Florida State in the game’s final seconds. (Robert Hudson/The Outlook)
Auburn fans cheer during the second quarter of Monday night’s BCS National Championship Game. Playhouse Cinemas held a free viewing of the title game, in which Auburn fell 34-31 to Florida State in the game’s final seconds. (Robert Hudson/The Outlook)

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Thrilling finish

Published 6:05pm Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Tigers lose in heartbreaker, final BCS championship

The Auburn Tigers lost in  a heartbreaker 34-31 in the National Championship, making the Florida State Seminoles the No. 1 team in the nation.
Despite the heartbreaking loss, however, Auburn fans turned out in droves Monday to Playhouse Cinemas, who showed a simulcast of the game on Monday,
“It was wonderful,” said Duck Champion, an Auburn fan in attendance.
Ellison Holley, another Auburn fan at Playhouse Cinemas, was upset with the outcome.
“It was very upsetting,” Holley said.
Despite dominating most of the game, Auburn fell short of the title with a last minute pass that bumped the Seminoles into the lead.
“It was a great ballgame,” said Randy Holley. “They can hold their heads up and say hallelujah.”
The simulcast game was attended by more than 40 fans.
“I am here because I like to support (Playhouse Cinemas) when they do something for the community” said Betty Nolen. “I like to support my Tigers cause they are best in the nation.”
Fellow fan Mattie Howard shared Nolen’s sentiment.
“We bleed orange and blue,” Nolen said. “They are the best team in the nation.”
The Tigers fell late in the game after giving up a touchdown late in the fourth.
The score proved too much to overcome, and the Florida State Seminoles became the final team to claim the BCS crown.

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