If you chose to watch Oregon Ducks football online free or on TV this year, you saw quarterback Marcus Mariota run away with the Pac-12 title, Heisman Trophy and a slew of post-season awards. Mariota’s on-field story parallels that of Florida State Seminoles QB Jameis Winston, who had a similar plot in 2013. Today the Heisman winners face off for the first time, a Rose Bowl prelude to their “who should be drafted first?” debate that will lead all the way to the NFL Draft. The Oregon Ducks vs Florida State Rose Bowl game should be epic on many levels. If you’re unable to watch Oregon vs FSU Rose Bowl online free live on TV today, you can watch Oregon vs Florida State football online free Rose Bowl live streaming as well.
Kickoff for the Oregon vs Florida State Rose Bowl is scheduled for 5pm EST / 2pm PST. The Rose Bowl pre-game show begins at 1:30pm from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
Mariota led the 12-1 Oregon Ducks football team off the field, but his on-field exploits are what got headlines. Fans who watch Oregon football online free or on TV saw Mariota pass for 3,783 yards, 38 TDs and just two interceptions, leading the Ducks to the No. 2 spot in the first College Football Playoff semifinals and a Rose Bowl showdown against 13-0 Florida State.
The Heisman winner was helped by true freshman running back Royce Freeman, who burst into the Ducks football scene with 1,299 yards and 17 TDs. As Oregon Ducks football fans prepare to watch Rose Bowl online free today, they’ll be happy to see Mariota and Freeman joined by center Hroniss Grasu. Grasu missed most of the Pac-12 season but has healed from injury to play in today’s Rose Bowl, his last game as a senior before heading to the NFL.
Mariota and Freeman will be balanced on the FSU sideline by Winston and star FSU running back Dalvin Cook. A freshman like Oregon’s Freeman, Florida State’s Cook this year rushed for eight touchdowns and 905 total yards, one of the most prolific backs under Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher. As we watch Rose Bowl online free Oregon vs FSU, the Ducks defense could have their hands full.
Cook had multiple 100-yard rushing games this season, including a 122-yard effort against Syracuse, a 110-yard game against Louisville and 144 yards against Florida. But as we watch Oregon vs Florida State football game, Freeman may have the edge. In addition to setting an Oregon freshman record for rushing yards, Freeman’s performance in the Pac-12 championship game against Arizona was his eighth straight 100-yard game.
Freeman’s performance may be the difference maker as we watch Rose Bowl online free. While Mariota’s getting his center back and Florida State has a healthy secondary, FSU gives up big plays. That means Oregon’s Mariota and Florida State’s Winston will be the focus of each respective defense, leaving the star freshman running backs to carry the load.
As we watch Rose Bowl online free today, keep an eye on how the Florida State Seminoles begin the game. The Oregon Ducks will look to get a big lead early against a turnover-prone FSU team. But fans who watch Florida State game live online or on TV this season know FSU had a half-dozen comeback wins. If it’s a close game late in the fourth, Florida State could have the edge. If the Ducks have a healthy lead late as we watch Oregon Ducks vs Florida State game live free, it could be the undoing of FSU’s late-game heroics this year.
Whether you want to watch Florida State game live or watch Oregon Ducks football, the 2014 Rose Bowl is built for fans on both sides. Two top NFL QB prospects. Two star freshman running backs. Two high-octane offenses. Two very different styles of football. While Alabama vs Ohio State may get more attention, you’ll want to watch Rose Bowl online free live or on TV to see the best New Year’s Day bowl game.
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