Tim Tebow Nearly Predicts Final Score of BCS Title Game in Debut
In his debut as an ESPN analyst, Tim Tebow nearly predicted the score of Monday's BCS title game between Auburn and Florida State.
“Auburn might be a team of destiny, but tonight, Florida State is deeper from top to bottom,” Tebow said on ESPN's pregame show. “(With) Jameis Winston and Telvin Smith’s leadership in the fourth quarter, I think they win 35-31.”
Florida State won 34-31 on a two-yard touchdown pass from Winston to Kelvin Benjamin.
Tebow may have predicted the score perfectly had Florida State running back Devonta Freeman not received a controversial "taunting" penalty in the fourth quarter after a Florida State touchdown. Florida State was trailing 21-19, but had to kick the extra point from 35 yards after the 15-yard penalty instead of going for two. Had they gone for two and made it, Tebow's prediction would have been right on the mark.