By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
January 8, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Hours before Georgia and Alabama kicked off the College Football Playoff title game, another college football team was proclaimed national champions for 2017.
Florida Governor Rick Scott issued a proclamation on Monday afternoon declaring the UCF Knights official national champions in the state of Florida.
UCF went 13-0 on the year, and finished the season with a 34-27 win over the Auburn Tigers in the Peach Bowl.
Gov. Scott said, "Florida is home to the country’s best college football, and this season, UCF proved to the world that they can beat any team."
"By having a perfect season and beating the only team that defeated both Alabama and Georgia this season, the UCF Knights are clearly champions," Scott continued. I wish both teams good luck tonight in Atlanta. Charge On."
To view the proclamation, click .