Oregon's Tony Washington gets a #scoopnscore in Rose Bowl
For all the good Florida State had done on the field in 2014, the Seminoles were the only team in the nation to not convert a fourth down all season. That trend only continued for the Seminoles at the Rose Bowl on Thursday, getting shut down on fourth-and-inches at the goal line in the first half.
And then it got worse. Facing a fourth-and-five at the Oregon 30-yard line Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston slipped and fumbled trying to evade the Oregon pass rush. Linebacker Tony Washington was right there to take it back 58 yards to the house. The pass rush was so ferocious that even the referee slipped. He seemed to have a good attitude about it, however.
— Jason Hanes (@jhaneshisway) January 2, 2015
If Marcus Mariota’s two touchdown passes to Darren Carrington in the third quarter didn’t seal Florida State’s fate in the Rose Bowl, Washington’s scoop-n-score certainly did.
The Seminoles turned it over four times in the third quarter and five times in the second half as Oregon turned the Rose Bowl into a laugher with a 59-20 triumph to send it to Arlington for the College Football Playoff National Championship.