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Elephant picks FSU to win BCS Championship

TBO.com staff

They say an elephant never forgets the past, but Florida State football fans are hoping this particular pachyderm can predict the future.

A Ringling Bros. elephant predicted that No. 1 Florida State will beat No. 2 Auburn in the BCS National Championship, using its trunk to lift a Seminoles flag in front of the Forum in downtown Tampa this morning.

It’s unclear if the elephant was taking the point spread into consideration — Las Vegas oddsmakers currently have Florida State listed as an 8.5-point favorite.

The BCS National Championship game will air Monday night on ESPN. Kickoff is at 8:30.

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus is performing at the Forum through Sunday.

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