Fans gather at local bar to watch BCS Championship

Author: John Cavazos, Executive producer, jcavazos@wjxt.com
Published On: Jan 07 2014 12:37:33 AM EST   Updated On: Jan 07 2014 12:40:00 AM EST
Seminoles fan
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

It came down to the wire in Monday night's BCS Championship game in Pasadena, and Channel 4's Adrienne Moore was in the thick of things all night long at Players Grille in San Marco. 

There was a pretty solid turnout from both Florida State and Auburn fans.
The night began with fans doing everything from pacing, to cheering , to screaming, to knocking over baskets of fries.

A lot of fans were stunned at what looked like a rattled FSU Quarterback Jameis Winston, and they were equaly amazed at the Auburn defense.  
And for at least one family - the game has left their house divided.

"I'm not happy at all," said Charese Eady.  Then she hinted that her husband was going to be even more unhappy if Auburn won.  "He's going to need a ride home if Auburn wins."

But her husband Charles was undaunted.  "It would be well worth it," he said.

Then, after a tough first half for FSU, Auburn fans were starting to feel pretty good about their team. 

"They're unbelievable," Jim Martin said.  "I think they'll stay strong in the second half."

But FSU fans weren't ready to give up on their team either.

Richard Connect admitted he was surprised at Jameis Winston's rocky start.  "But hopefully he'll get his confidence back and we can play much better in the second half," he said.

And when the dust had settled, FSU completed a blistering comeback, outscoring the Tigers 24-10 in the second half, and winning the National Championship with a 34-31 win over Auburn.