Oklahoma vs Florida State - National Championship 2000


Game Summary

Torrance Marshall, Rocky Calmus and the rest of Oklahoma's defenders never doubted themselves - even if almost everyone else did.

In a dominant display, the No. 1 Sooners frustrated Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke and the top offense in the country, beating Florida State 13-2 in the Orange Bowl on Wednesday night to take the national championship.

Only a bad snap over punter Jeff Ferguson's head in the final minute, which resulted in a safety, prevented Oklahoma from handing the third-ranked Seminoles their first shutout since 1988.

"I think we had confidence right from the get-go, right when we found out who we were going to play," co-defensive coordinator Brent Venables said. "We just did a variety of things."

As expected, the Seminoles came out throwing. And when Weinke hit Atrews Bell for a 35-yard completion on the first play of the game, Florida State fans started shouting and the Seminoles' band began blaring the school's famous war chant. (AP/Kitsap Sun)
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