The Peach Bowl will be played on New Year's Day at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta and will be nationally televised by ESPN.
"You know I think you can kind of see, I know we talked about it earlier in the year, about where our program's at", Malzahn said last week. Game time is set for 11:30 a.m. leading into the College Football Playoff Semifinals.
UCF will be making its first trip to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, while Auburn will make its sixth appearance. The Knights enter the January 1 showdown with a 13-0 record, the last win being a 62-55 victory over Memphis to clinch the AAC conference championship.
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A win by the Tigers in the bowl game will give the program its sixth 11-win season in school history in what will be its first trip to the Peach Bowl since 2011, when Auburn defeated Virginia 43-24 on December 31 in the Georgia Dome. The Knights are the only undefeated FBS team in the nation, recording the program's first-ever ideal regular season. The Knights' offense leads the nation in scoring (49.4 ppg) and UCF ranks top five in the nation in three additional categories: passing efficiency, total offense and turnover margin.
However, UCF athletics director Danny White said Frost and his entire staff will continue to coach the team through the bowl game.
Auburn has two victories (vs. Georgia, vs. Alabama) and two losses (at Clemson, vs. Georgia) against the four teams selected for the four-team 2017 College Football Playoff bracket.
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Malzahn was reportedly the top target at Arkansas, where he played and coached. "We look forward to spending time in Atlanta, where we have a tremendous fan base and playing again in the incredible Mercedes-Benz Stadium".
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