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In our 4th of 8 computer simulated games between the current champion and other dominant champions of the BCS era, we have the 2002 Ohio State Buckeyes attempting to give Jameis Winston his first loss.
The term "Team of Destiny" is thrown around lightly these days, as is the title "Game of the Century." But the 2002 Ohio State Buckeyes lived up to that description and defeated the heavily favored, defending champion Miami Hurricanes in the best game of the BCS era.
There was never a dull moment on the Buckeyes road to perfection; an astounding 7 of 14 wins were by a touchdown or less:
3 Games (Cinci, Wisconsin, Michigan) ended with an Ohio State defender intercepting a pass in the endzone
Overtime defensive stands vs. Illinois and of course Miami
Game-winning Pick Six vs. Penn State
"Holy Buckeye" vs. Purdue
In the Fiesta Bowl, Miami came in riding a 34-game win streak, and had all the hype and the superstars to go with it. Every national expert had Miami winning, and they were double-digit Vegas favorites. But the better 'team' prevailed, with stingy defense and a gutsy performance from QB Craig Krenzel, the Buckeyes finished their resilient season in a fitting way, a double overtime thriller and a defensive goal line stand - 4 plays from the 1-yard line - to cap it off.
THE MATCHUP RESULTS
Each of our historic matchups are simulated 15 times, with the winner of the series declared the overall winner. After barely getting past 2000 Oklahoma, the 2013 Seminoles got back to their dominant ways here. There would be no more Buckeye magic in this one, despite such an incredible season of last-second wins. This one was a blowout, with 2013 FSU winning 13 of 15 games, by an average score of 29-16. Next up: the 2005 Texas Longhorns
Results of our Champions Tournament (Last Offseason):
Last Offseason we completed an entire 38-team tournament of Champions from the BCS era. Below are the links to last years bracket and results:
Team Selection "Meet the Teams"
Opening Round pt. 1
Opening Round pt. 2
Second Round pt. 1
Second Round pt. 2