Perfection doesn’t come often. When it was all said and done on Saturday, the UCF Knights were the only FBS college football team in the country undefeated and it didn’t happen overnight.
“It’s crazy how much hate we had at 0-12 on this team,” Tre Neal said. “That was the first thing when he got here we worked on, loving each other. Guys are going to play. Guys aren’t going to play. But we’re going to love each other.”
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It’s true, in 2015 UCF finished the season with no wins and just two years later, the Knights are 12-0 and headed to the Peach Bowl.
UCF escaped in double overtime to win over the Memphis Tigers 62-55, the highest-scoring conference championship game in NCAA FBS history.
McKenzie Milton set UCF’s single-season record touchdown passes (35) with five passing touchdowns, 494 yards on 28/40 passing adding a rushing touchdown on Saturday.
Even more impressive? Three out of the five American Athletic Conference Championships have been won by UCF, that’s called a dynasty.
What’s next? No. 12 UCF will face No. 7 Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on New Year’s Day.