- UCF News – University of Central Florida Articles – Orlando, FL News - http://today.ucf.edu -

Knights Heading to Atlanta for Peach Bowl on New Year’s Day

2017 has been a peach of a perfect season for the UCF Knights, and now the team is gearing up to face the Auburn Tigers in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on Jan. 1.

UCF (12-0), the nation’s only undefeated team, will take on Auburn (10-3) at 12:30 p.m. in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

This year’s team achieved something no other team in program history has done: It was undefeated while winning its third American Athletic Conference Championship.

To play the Auburn Tigers, UCF already dispatched another team of Tigers on Saturday, edging the Memphis Tigers 62-55 in double overtime for the AAC title.

“Anytime you can play in the Peach Bowl, or the type of bowl that it is, it’s awesome,” said interim head coach Troy Walters [1]. “The guys earned it and to play a team like Auburn on a national stage the guys are excited, and we can’t wait to get back on the field and practice to finish this season 13-0.”

The Knights lead the nation in scoring and are ranked 10th in both the Coaches Poll and the Associated Press Top 25 Poll. The ranking matches the team’s highest showing in the AP Poll following the 2013 season and a win over Baylor in the Fiesta Bowl. UCF was ranked 12th in the final College Football Playoff Rankings announced Sunday.

This will be the Knights’ first trip to the Peach Bowl. Auburn is 4-1 in the bowl game.

Benefits of ordering through UCF

The number of tickets UCF sells for a bowl game can help the athletic department present the best possible bowl scenario for the Knights. It is critical that UCF fans purchase bowl game tickets from UCFKnights.com, as institutional ticket purchases can impact future bowl opportunities.   Here are a few reasons to order through UCF:

 

For tickets to the game, go to Order 2018 Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl Tickets [2], And for alumni tailgate festivities, go to Order UCF Alumni Pregame Tailgate Party [3]. For more information, call the UCF Ticket Office at 407-823-1000.

The game will be televised on ESPN.