Tuesday, 22 May, 2018

UCF caps ideal season with Peach Bowl win

UCF quarterback Mc Kenzie Milton has led the Knights to the top scoring offense in FBS this season UCF quarterback Mc Kenzie Milton has led the Knights to the top scoring offense in FBS this season
Velma Reese | 02 January, 2018, 00:40

What: No. 12 UCF Knights (12-0) vs.

Playing in a cold rain in Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, White did not remind anyone of Bo Jackson on his game-winning run.

Series history: Auburn leads the series 3-0.

DENNIS: Auburn players and coaches have talked all year about a 24-hour rule that they have.

The 2017 Tigers will try to add another Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl win on New Year's Day at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, hoping to knock off an undefeated team for the third time in five games. This is a mismatch on paper, although part of me wonders if the Tigers won't be motivated after missing out on the college football playoffs with their ugly loss to Georgia in the SEC championship. It's an enticing matchup, too: The Knights rank 111th nationally surrendering 262.8 passing yards per game. Auburn's Peach Bowl record is 4-1.

The University of Central Florida Knights football team completed its flawless season Monday with a win over Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, just two years after a season without a single win for numerous same players.

Frost was hired by Nebraska, his alma mater, on December 2, about two hours after the Knights beat Memphis 62-55 in two overtimes in the American Athletic Conference championship game.

The Central Florida assistants who join Frost at Nebraska include: offensive line coach Greg Austin, tight ends coach Sean Beckton, defensive coordinator Erik Chinander, defensive line coach Mike Dawson, outside linebackers-special teams coach Jovan Dewitt, defensive backs coach Travis Fisher, running backs coach Ryan Held, quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco and Walters, the offensive coordinator. "So our players know they have a challenge", Frost said. "It's an honor to be invited to this game. I have a lot of respect for the style of football that he plays". Still, Griffin is perhaps the biggest challenge for Auburn's offense.

"I get made fun of a lot of times", White said.

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"But mistakes here and there kept teams in the game and against good teams, you just can't play that way". "They were feeling very highly of themselves and we humbled them".

97 - UCF has given up 97 points and 1,406 yards in its last two games this season. Defensively, Auburn is allowing 17.3 points and 312.3 yards per game.

Auburn: The Tigers couldn't maintain momentum after opening the second half with two touchdowns for a 20-13 lead.

The redshirt sophomore quarterback completed 66.7 percent of his passes, which led the SEC. No. 21 Boise State defeated No. 12 Arizona 38-30 in the 2014 Fiesta Bowl, and No. 18 Houston defeated No. 9 Florida State 38-24 in the 2015 Peach Bowl.

UCF finished the season a flawless 13-0.

It's the first time the Knights will compete in the annual bowl game that has been played in Atlanta since 1968. The Knights will put together some good drives and score some points, but its offense will be tested by the Tigers' defense, and the Tiger offense should be able to find plenty of success against a defense that gave up a combined 97 points over its final two games of the season, especially if Kerryon Johnson is back at full force.

The Tigers didn't jump into a war of words, though.

"One good thing about playing the position, and Jarrett has a really good understanding of, is you can't live and die on every throw, every snap and every game", Chip Lindsey said earlier this month. Speed and stuff and all that don't matter to us as a defense.

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