Scott Proclaims UCF Knights Football National Champions In Florida

January 9, 2018

Governor Rick Scott issued a proclamation Monday declaring the University of Central Florida Knights football team as national champions in Florida after their undefeated, 13-0 season. The UCF Knights beat the Auburn Tigers 34-27 in the Peach Bowl on New Years Day. This season, the Auburn Tigers beat both the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide, who are playing in the last game of the College Football Playoff.

“Florida is home to the country’s best college football, and this season, UCF proved to the world that they can beat any team. By having a perfect season and beating the only team that defeated both Alabama and Georgia this season, the UCF Knights are clearly champions,” Scott said.

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8 Responses to “Scott Proclaims UCF Knights Football National Champions In Florida”

  1. Bama fan on January 11th, 2018 5:46 pm

    Let’s see…FSU wanted Bama, look what happen? Quarter back out!!!…Fournete was never the same and we got through with LSU…go look at UCF schedule and compare who they play and then talk. Don’t get me wrong UCF was pretty good team, but they got the left overs after Bama and the Dawgs got through with auburn. So, if they can live with their selves calling them Champions then so be it. Tell them to join the SEC and see how many they win. That would be like putting a chiwawa in a pen with a pack of coyotes. So,that wouldn’t be to smart. RTR

  2. David Lamb on January 9th, 2018 9:47 pm

    If UCF has a 13-0 season and Alabama lost a game then why would UCF not be #1 . Let Alabama play UCF.
    Nebraska now has most of UCF staff and their quarterback. A petition is going around to make UCF a branch of University of Nebraska, then we can have the whole team. GO HUSKERS

  3. Tim on January 9th, 2018 4:21 pm

    Let UCF play a regular schedule like Alabama, Auburn, Georgia or any other SEC schools play every year. If they do and can run the table, then you would have the needed credibility it takes to play for a National Championship. Until then….take a seat…

  4. Tabby on January 9th, 2018 11:51 am

    Darn good team. What upsets me the most is that Alabama shouldn’t have even been in the playoffs.

  5. Rodney on January 9th, 2018 11:16 am

    I am missing something. If they are declared champions by Florida wouldn’t that make them state champions? Either way this is a waste of time. I agree with LSU fan. Congrats on the season, great year but we can’t award everyone a title.

  6. LSU Fan on January 9th, 2018 9:31 am

    But Georgia beat Auburn as well, which means they are also National Champions. And since Alabama beat Georgia, they are National Champions as well.

    Long story short, UCF was a darn good team. But they are not National Champions. To claim they are is petty. Don’t like the rules, so we’ll just change them to suit our preferences. I would like to have seem them play a real team (Auburn was a hot home team, that was it).

    So claim it all you want. Just makes you look bad. Congratulations to Clemson, LSU, Troy, Georgia, South Alabama, UCF, Alabama, Syracuse, and all our other “National Champions” this season. Participation awards for everyone.

  7. Dennis HE Wiggins on January 9th, 2018 8:38 am

    Maybe we need to put this to rest once and for all. Tell the Knights to suit up and challenge Bama. Most everybody who has said they wanted Bama ended up regretting it. The only true way to determine if the Knights are the national champions is for them to play THE National Champions. Roll, Tide, Roll!

  8. Whisperjet on January 9th, 2018 8:00 am

    I am an AUBURN FAN , but he does have a point..WAR EAGLE..

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