Best Team of the 21st Century Bracket: 2005 Texas v. 2013 Florida State


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As we reach the second round of our bracket, the matchups get even tougher for the eight teams remaining. In this matchup, we get a battle of undefeated champions as the 2005 Texas Longhorns (13-0, National Champions) square off with the 2013 Florida State Seminoles (14-0, National Champions). Here's the tale of the tape:

2005 Texas Longhorns: Texas ripped off a perfect season behind All-American QB Vince Young, who had more than 4,000 total yards and 38 total TDs that season. Young was joined by RB Jamaal Charles and leading WR Billy Pittman, as the Longhorns' offense racked up 50.2 points per game, the most prolific offense in the nation that year. The defense was just as strong, allowing only 16.4 points per game. Led by star DBs Michael Huff and Michael Griffin, the Texas defense was extremely tough to score on. The Longhorns' 33.8 point average margin of victory in 2005 is second among all the teams in this 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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