Now he is trying to round up legislators to proclaim the University of Central Florida as college football national champions after the Knights beat Auburn last Monday to complete an undefeated season.
In light of that, the governor signed a proclamation Monday recognizing UCF for their flawless record and declaring them national champions.
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The undefeated Knights capped their 13-0 season with a win over Auburn in the Peach Bowl. A celebratory parade was held for the Knights at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom on Sunday. That ideal season was capped with a 34-27 win in the Peach Bowl on New Year's Day against Auburn, a team that beat both Georgia and Alabama earlier in the season.
UCF finished with the only flawless season in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision.
"Do we think that they could do it for nine or 10 weeks in the SEC or the Big 12 or the Big Ten?" Can you do it with seven days to prepare consistently over and over and over?