This panorama captures the excitement of one of the most anticipated college football games, as the SEC Auburn Tigers and Pac-10 Oregon Ducks go head-to-head at the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game. While both teams made it through their conference seasons and rivalry games undefeated, it was the top-ranked Tigers that achieved national championship status after playing the biggest game of the year with a final score of Auburn 22, Oregon 19. This was Auburn's first national championship win since 1957. The BCS National Championship Game is the final bowl game of the season, played between the two highest-ranked teams in the BCS standings.
This panorama, taken by Christopher Gjevre, spotlights the North Dakota State Bison playing their third consecutive tournament title game against the newcomer Towson Tigers. Nothing was going to satisfy the Bison but perfection, and perfect they were. The Bison whipped Towson 35-7 before a rocking 19,802 fan base at Toyota Stadium to complete a perfect season and become the second Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) program to win a third straight national championship. Overall, the Bison were 43-2 the last three seasons, and their senior class was 52-7 with four straight trips to at least the FCS quarterfinals.
This panorama, taken by Christopher Gjevre, spotlights the reigning FCS national champion, the North Dakota State Bison, defending their title against the fifth-seeded Illinois State Redbirds. Having won the championship in 2011, 2012 and 2013, the Bison were not strangers to this coveted event. In the end, the game boiled down to which team made more plays, and on a cold Saturday in Frisco, Texas, once again it was NDSU. The Bison’s 29-27 nail-biting victory over the Redbirds made them the first-ever Division I team to win four straight national titles and, with the win, they moved into a tie with only one other school for second place on the FCS title leaderboard, with four.
This panorama of the North Dakota State Bison football team winning their fifth straight NCAA Division I Football Championship Game was taken by Christopher Gjevre. NDSU competed against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks, who were making their first appearance in the FCS championship game. North Dakota State was the first college football team at any level to win five straight national titles. The Bison compiled a 71-5 record during the historic run, including an FCS record 33-game winning streak.
This panorama captures Clemson's victory celebration from what many claim to be one of the best college championship games ever between the two top ranked teams of the 2016 season - the Clemson Tigers® and the Alabama Crimson Tide®. Clemson claimed consecutive ACC titles for the first time in 28 years, crushed Ohio State® 31-0 in the playoffs and finally accomplished what most have only dreamed of, ending Alabama's twenty-six game undefeated streak and upending the Crimson Tide’s quest for another national championship. This is Clemson's first national championship in 35 years, and an especially rewarding victory, as they claimed the title over rival Alabama in this championship title rematch.
This panorama spotlights the culmination of an exciting day of football as the USC Trojans celebrated victory over the Penn State Nittany Lions® at the 103rd edition of the legendary Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena, California. USC's motivation entering the game was high, having achieved the best regular-season record in the Pac-12, and completing the season with nine straight wins; a feat few teams can say they have accomplished. First played in 1902 and celebrating over a century in the making, the Rose Bowl Game is aptly nicknamed “The Granddaddy of Them All®", as the oldest bowl game in college football.
This panorama, taken by Christopher Gjevre, spotlights the biggest college football game of the year, the 2nd annual College Football Championship Game, between the two top ranked teams of the 2015 season – the Clemson Tigers the Alabama Crimson Tide. The Crimson Tide set their aim for a fourth national title in seven seasons and they achieved their goal. Coach Nike Saban got his shot at his fifth national title and he is now the only coach other than Bear Bryant to have at least five in major college history.
This panorama, taken by Robert Pettit, features the Clemson Tigers as they remain the only undefeated team in the nation by defeating the Oklahoma Sooners in the Capital One Orange Bowl. This win secures Clemson’s coveted spot in the College Football Playoff National Championship game. Clemson’s accomplishments include the 2015 ACC Championship, three top-10 wins and a perfect 14-0 record for the season. In addition, the Tigers have won 17 straight games, the longest active win streak in the Football Bowl Subdivision and the second-longest in ACC history.
This panorama, taken by Christopher Gjevre, spotlights the celebration of a new era and the biggest college football game of the year, the 1st annual College Football Championship Game, between the two top ranked teams of the 2014 season – the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Oregon Ducks. No stranger to adversity, the Buckeyes completed a remarkable in-season turnaround (14-1) and began the first major college football playoff as an underdog, the fourth and final seed, yet, became the truest champion big-time football has ever crowned. With this win, Ohio State captured the night, made history and claimed their eighth national title; soundly ending the year-long debate to determine the best team in the 2014 college football season.
This panorama, taken by James Blakeway, captures a defining moment in the 101st Rose Bowl Game. The No. 2 ranked Oregon Ducks, champions of the Pac-12 Conference, recovered a fumble and returned the ball 58 yards for a touchdown, to ultimately defeat the No. 3 ranked Florida State Seminoles. The Ducks broke 10 records in Rose Bowl history, including Most Touchdowns (8) and Most Points Scored (59). This was the first-ever meeting between the two teams, as well as the first-ever College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game. Oregon finished the regular season with a 12-1 overall record and returned to the Rose Bowl Game for their seventh appearance and their third all-time win.
College Bowl Games Panoramic Pictures