ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 01: Dredrick Snelson #5 of the UCF Knights celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Auburn Tigers during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

No. 12 UCF stuns No. 7 Auburn in massive Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl upset


In Scott Frost's final game as head coach before he jumps to Nebraska, No. 12 UCF football has arrived.

After blitzing through the regular season to the tune of an unbeaten 12-0 record, the Knights answered the bell and knocked out No. 7 Auburn (10-4), 34-27.

UCF's electric offense aided by a few key defensive plays pushed the Knights past Auburn late.

The Knights held a 13-6 advantage at the half, but truly pulled away in the final frame. A touchdown run by quarterback McKenzie Milton and a pick-6 gave UCF the lead, 34-27. Two missed field goals gave Auburn a shot late, as they drove the field with a chance to tie the ball game.

With no timeouts, Auburn moved into striking distance only for quarterback Jarrett Stidham to throw an interception.

Two years ago, UCF lost every single game it played. What an unreal turnaround.