UCF had already declared itself nationwide champions, however now Florida Gov. Rick Scott made it official…at the least within the state of Florida, that’s.
The Florida governor issued a proclamation Monday declaring UCF “nationwide champions in Florida” as a result of truth the Knights have been the one FBS group to complete the season undefeated and beat Auburn — which beat each Alabama and Georgia, the 2 groups enjoying within the Nationwide Championship sport Monday.
“Florida is dwelling to the nation’s greatest faculty soccer, and this season, UCF proved to the world that they’ll beat any group,” Scott, 65, stated in an announcement. “By having an ideal season and beating the one group that defeated each Alabama and Georgia this season, the UCF Knights are clearly champions. I want each groups good luck tonight in Atlanta. Cost On.”
UCF athletic director Danny White beforehand declared UCF nationwide champions following their 34-27 win over Auburn within the Peach Bowl to place the ending touches on an ideal13-Zero season.
UCF held a championship parade at Disney World on Monday, previous to Scott’s declaration. White additionally introduced a nationwide championship banner will dangle inside Spectrum Stadium and coaches might be paid nationwide championship bonuses.
Linebacker Shaquem Griffintold ESPN each Knights participant believes they need to be acknowledged because the nationwide champions.
“Each little bit of it, each second,” Griffin instructed ESPN. “In the event you inform them to explain themselves, they are going to say the primary phrases nationwide championship. And so they deserve it. We labored actually onerous for it. The one factor we will do is win video games, and we gained all of them. If you wish to put another in entrance of us, we’ll most likely win that one, too.”