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Gov. Rick Scott declares UCF Knights national champions in Florida

Gov. Rick Scott declares UCF Knights national champions in Florida
Posted at 1:20 PM, Jan 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-08 13:27:50-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott issued a proclamation Monday declaring the University of Central Florida Knights football team national champions after an undefeated season. 

The Knights completed the season 13-0 and beat the Auburn Tigers 34-27 in the Peach Bowl on New Year's Day. 

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“Florida is home to the country’s best college football, and this season, UCF proved to the world that they can beat any team," Scott said. "By having a perfect season and beating the only team that defeated both Alabama and Georgia this season, the UCF Knights are clearly champions. I wish both teams good luck tonight in Atlanta. Charge On.”