The UCF Knights completed their undefeated season on Monday afternoon in the Peach Bowl, taking down the Auburn Tigers 34-27 in Atlanta.
The Knights now have a win over an Auburn team that took down both Georgia and Alabama this year — two College Football Playoff squads.
After the game, UCF AD Danny White was feeling good about his squad, declaring them national champs in the video below:
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) January 1, 2018
Obviously, the actual national champion will be determined via the Playoff, but it is interesting that back in the pre-BCS era, the Knights probably could have legitimately claimed to be champions following a year like this.
This year, though, they’ll have to settle for a 13-0 record and a big win over a very talented Auburn squad.