It was the Auburn Tigers who were featured on three separate Sports Illustrated covers in the final two months of college football’s regular season. But it’s their opponent in the BCS National Championship Game, the Florida State Seminoles, who will grace the final cover of the 2013-2014 campaign. Jameis Winston’s 2-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin accompanies the phrase “Florida Statement” on this week’s edition.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) January 7, 2014
It’s appropriate, given that it was the play that broke the SEC’s BCS title winning streak. We have a feeling that Winston will find his way onto another cover at some point – he’s got another year of college football and, most likely, a successful pro career ahead.