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For Tennessee, a 23-16 victory over Florida State in the Fiesta Bowl was the dream ending to an unbeaten season. Sports Illustrated's Tim Layden takes you onto the field and into the locker room to experience how Tennessee celebrated its first national championship since 1951.

  • Vols are a perfect Tenn
  • Closer look: Walker's late sack sinks FSU
  • UT report: Martin: Champion to a T
  • Final AP poll
  • Fiesta Bowl Photo Gallery


     'Moses' Fulmer leads Vols to national title
    Florida State sloppiness leads to defeat
    Price is right for Tennessee
    Vols' Martin captures something Manning couldn't
    Knoxville paints the town orange
    Ohio State disappointed as Tennessee wins
    Keith Jackson signs off on historic career

     Live from Tempe: Title games not always close
    CNN/SI's experts check in from the Fiesta Bowl
    Fiesta finale: FSU, Tennessee one game away from glory

     Keith Jackson to make his final call at Fiesta Bowl
    Seminoles' hopes might rest with sub QB Jones

     Young Florida State squad in title game sooner than expected
    FSU's Weinke frustrated he can't play for national title
    Fiesta QBs: Martin vs. Marcus for all the marbles

     Tennessee ready for FSU's depth
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    CNN/SI's Trev Alberts breaks down the game
    Pass defense
    Run defense
    Passing game
    Running game
    Special teams
    Coaches, intangibles, his pick

    Tennessee report
    Hall kicks Vols into high gear
    Ex QBs Copeland, Wilson catch on
    New play-caller Sanders on hot seat
    Travis Henry made most of opportunity
    No. 1 Vols have plenty to prove

    Florida State report
    Edwards' life back in order
    Bowden not interested in trickery
    Kendra living nightmare season
    Ingram knows snaps not always a snap
    Seminoles have air of champions

    Around the Fiesta
    Pre-game notebook
    Coaches just want to play the game
    FSU coaches have experience edge
    Notes from the field
    New Year's Eve in Tempe: Where's the football?
    For Tempe, this is as big as it gets

    CNN/SI Photo Essay
    Florida State

    Fiesta Bowl mailbag
    CNN/SI's Trev Alberts answers your questions

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