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BCS National Championship 2014, Florida State vs. Auburn: Game Time, TV Schedule, Odds And NFL Draft Prospects

The BCS National Championship game takes center stage tonight at the Rose Bowl Stadium. In order to get ready for one of the biggest sporting events of the year, here is all the data you need to know for tonight's match up of (2) Auburn and (1) Florida State.

Jeff Gross

SB Nation 2014 NFL Playoff Coverage

No. 1 ranked Florida State will be lead by Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston when they take on No. 2 ranked Auburn and quarterback Nick Marshall tonight in the 2014 BCS National Championship. The game will be covered extensively by SBNation's College Football blog (click here to read what to watch for tonight), and this post will serve as MHR's Open Thread for the game.

BCS National Championship Game

Florida State vs. Auburn

8 p.m. (ET), TV - ESPN - Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit

Favorites: FSU by 10.5 Points

Online: WatchESPN

SB Nation Coverage: Auburn - College And Magnolia | FSU - Tomahawk Nation

Tonight's game could have big draft day implications for several players. Courtesy of SBNation, below is the tentative order for the 2014 NFL Draft:

1. Houston Texans - 2-14 (.559)
2. St. Louis Rams (via Washington Redskins) - 3-13 (.516)
3. Jacksonville Jaguars - 4-12 (.504)
4. Cleveland Browns - 4-12 (.516)
5. Oakland Raiders - 4-12 (.523)
6. Atlanta Falcons - 4-12 (.553)
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 4-12 (.574)
8. Minnesota Vikings - 5-10-1 (.512)
9. Buffalo Bills - 6-10 (.520)
10. Detroit Lions - 7-9 (.457)
11. Tennessee Titans - 7-9 (.504)
12. New York Giants - 7-9 (.520)
13. St. Louis Rams - 7-9 (.551)
14. Chicago Bears - 8-8 (.465)
15. Pittsburgh Steelers - 8-8 (.469)
16 or 17. Baltimore Ravens - 8-8 (.484)
16 or 17. Dallas Cowboys - 8-8 (.484)
18. New York Jets - 8-8 (.488)
19. Miami Dolphins - 8-8 (.523)
20. Arizona Cardinals - 10-5 (.529)
21. Green Bay Packers - 8-7-1 (.553)
22. Philadelphia Eagles - 10-6 (.453)
23. Kansas City Chiefs - 11-5 (.445)
24. Cincinnati Bengals - 11-5 (.480)

Teams 25-32 are still in the playoffs. Elimination will determine the proper order, so they're only ordered by record.

25. San Diego Chargers - 9-7 (.496)
26. Cleveland Browns (via Indianapolis Colts) - 11-5 (.484)
27. New Orleans Saints - 11-5 (.516)
28. New England Patriots - 12-4 (.473)
29. Carolina Panthers - 12-4 (.494)
30. San Francisco 49ers - 12-4 (.494)
31. Denver Broncos - 13-3 (.469)
32. Seattle Seahawks - 13-3 (.490)

MHR's Toper Hart (@topherhart on Twitter) is one of our NFL draft gurus here at MHR and though he hasn't watched much Auburn film, he did provide the following notes on players to watch from FSU:

Florida State Prospects

Lamarcus Joyner, CB/S, #20 (Senior)

There are few players in college football who can stack up to the diverse skill set that Joyner brings every game for the Seminoles. In the course of his college career, Joyner has lined up at every position in the defensive backfield and has even seen time at linebacker. While he may be considered undersized on paper, he plays with impeccable heart and character. He has the instincts, coverage ability and fluid hips to match up well in most coverage assignments and also can be effective on blitzes. He reminds me of Bob Sanders (or more recently Tyrann Mathieu), but will likely endure a much longer career than he did if his lack of size does not impact him at the NFL level. I view him as a first-round caliber prospect who will likely fall in the draft due to size concerns. He would be a welcome addition to a Broncos secondary that desperately needs reinforcements for the future.

Cameron Erving, OT, #75 (Junior)

One of the best offensive tackles in the country, Erving displays top flight athleticism and has the elite size you look for in a premier tackle in the NFL. If he declares, he will be a likely Top 25 selection for a team in need of a blindside protector. Erving has a lot to offer: He has a low center of gravity uses his hands extremely well keeping him consistent when driving his blocks. While not spectacular, Erving’s kick slide is good enough to have him recover off backpedals. Erving could stand to improve upon his recognition of assignments when reaching the second level, much like former teammate Menelik Watson, who was drafted last year.

Timmy Jernigan, DT #8 (Junior)

Jernigan might be one of the most disruptive players on the defensive line that has come across Florida State in recent years. He has the size and quickness off the snap to be a devastating 3-technique player on the interior, as well as good hand use and balance. Unfortunately, Jernigan doesn’t always have his motor running full force and some scouts question is his consistency and motor and some have been critical of his style of play and accused him of being a dirty player. If Florida State wants a shot at shutting down Tre Mason of Auburn in the National Championship game, Jernigan is going to have to play the best football of his career.

Others to watch: Brian Stork, C and LB’s Telvin Smith and Chirstian Jones

Below is a LIVE Twitter feed for the BCS National Championship: