Auburn Falls in 50th Annual Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl to UCF
AN UNDEFEATED UCF FINDS THEIR 13TH WIN OVER AUBURN 34-27
Auburn and UCF laced it up from the last time this season, both looking to make history for their programs.
Both teams went three and out to start the game and Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham getting sacked on Auburn’s very first drive foreshadowed what was to come. Stidham was sacked 5 times and threw two interceptions one that UCF capaitalized on for a touchdown.
“We had a lot of penalties today which I mean we were the number one team in the least amount of penalties, but today was very uncharacteristic like on both sides of the ball, offense and defense,” says Auburn senior defensive back Tray Matthews.
Late in the fourth quarter with two minutes and 18 seconds left on the clock and Auburn down by 7, UCF goes for the 38 yard field goal attempt and misses. Auburn would get a chance to come back.
“I’m thinking we are about to go down to win thats what I’m thinking. I’m thinking about how we are going to get the 2 point conversion we are going to call. That’s just the type of mindset I have,” says Auburn junior running back Kerryon Johnson.
On one last play, Stidham throws it up into the endzone hoping to find anyone but it is intercepted and UCF goes on to win 34-27. With the seniors stepping off the field for the last time the one thing they say they will miss the most is each other.
“I’m definitely going to miss this team the players and everybody that made Auburn what it is,” says Auburn senior kicker Daniel Carlson.
One major take away from the 2017 season in comparision to seasons past was their overall record of 10-4. This was Auburn’s best since 2013.