Best Team of the 21st Century Bracket: 2003 LSU v 2013 Florida State


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The 2003 LSU Tigers won the 2004 BCS National Championship by finishing the season 13-1 and beating Oklahoma 21-14 in the Sugar Bowl. The 2013 Florida State Seminoles went 14-0 and won the 2014 BCS National Championship, defeating Auburn in the Rose Bowl, 34-31. Now, you get to decide which of these two teams would win in a game against each other, here is the tale of the tape.

2003 LSU Tigers: The Tigers had one of the most dominant defenses in college football history in 2003. Led by players like S LaRon Landry, DE Marcus Spears, and CB Corey Webster, the Tigers' defense under Nick Saban allowed just 11 points per game (No. 1 in the nation) and 252 yards per game -- 185 passing, 67 rushing. While the defense dominated, the offense had plenty of its own success led by QB Matt Mauck, WR Michael Clayton, and running backs Justin Vincent and Joseph Addai. The offense posted 418.4 yards per game -- 232.6 passing, 185.8 rushing -- and scored 33.9 points per game. The Tigers' 22.9 point average margin of victory ranks ninth among the 18 teams in the bracket.

2013 Florida State Seminoles: The Seminoles were statistically one of the most dominant teams of all time. Their 39.5 point average margin of victory is far and away the most of any team on this bracket, and their offense was the most prolific of any team in the bracket, averaging 51.6 points per game. Say what you will about the ACC schedule, the '13 Florida State squad obliterated ever team in their path prior to a narrow victory in the National Championship game. QB Jameis Winston dominated all opponents on his way to a Heisman Trophy and both sides of the ball were stacked with future NFL talent like RBs Devonta Freeman and Karlos Williams, WR Rashad Greene, S Jalen Ramsey, DE Mario Edwards Jr, DT Timmy Jernigan and others.

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