2000: Oklahoma 13, FSU 2

Talk about controversy. It was hard even for BCS leaders to explain exactly how Florida State ended up in Miami to play the Oklahoma Sooners. The Seminoles' one regular-season loss came to Miami, but a later loss by the Hurricanes allowed FSU to jump ahead of them and into the title game. Once, there, though, Oklahoma's defense prevailed, swamping Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke. The quarterback was without his top receiver, suspended Snoop Minnis, and future Heisman winner Jason White engineered Bob Stoops' first national title as a head coach. Here, Weinke fumbles as Oklahoma's Rocky Calmus hits him during second-half action at the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCRP005636" title="FedEx Corporation" href="/topic/economy-business-finance/fedex-corporation-ORCRP005636.topic">FedEx</a> <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLTRA0000003" title="Miami Orange Bowl " href="/topic/sports/football/miami-orange-bowl--PLTRA0000003.topic">Orange Bowl</a> in Miami.
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( GARY BOGDON, ORLANDO SENTINEL / January 4, 2001 )

Talk about controversy. It was hard even for BCS leaders to explain exactly how Florida State ended up in Miami to play the Oklahoma Sooners. The Seminoles' one regular-season loss came to Miami, but a later loss by the Hurricanes allowed FSU to jump ahead of them and into the title game. Once, there, though, Oklahoma's defense prevailed, swamping Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke. The quarterback was without his top receiver, suspended Snoop Minnis, and future Heisman winner Jason White engineered Bob Stoops' first national title as a head coach. Here, Weinke fumbles as Oklahoma's Rocky Calmus hits him during second-half action at the FedEx Orange Bowl in Miami.

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