Maybe the adversity issue was worth discussing leading up to the BCS Championship Game after all.
Down 14-3 it looked as though Florida State escaped digging a deeper hole. Auburn settled for a field goal attempt midway through the second quarter, but the kick sailed wide right. On the ensuing possession Jameis Winston attempted running up the middle but was stripped of the football. Auburn jumped on the loose ball to set up in great field position. This time, the Tigers took advantage.
There is still a lot of football to be played, but the concerns about Florida State handling adversity are starting to show just how much of a concern it should have been. Auburn is out-gaining Florida State 225-91 as of this posting.
Auburn is leading the number one team in the country, 21-3. It is the largest deficit of the season for Florida State has faced all season.