“Florida is home to the country's best college football, and this season, UCF proved to the world that they can beat any team."

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott issued a proclamation Monday declaring the University of Central Florida Knights football team as national champions in Florida after their undefeated 13-0 season.

The UCF Knights beat the Auburn Tigers, 34-27, in the Peach Bowl on New Year's Day. This season, Auburn beat both the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide, who are playing in the last game of the College Football Playoff tonight in Atlanta.

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. I wish both teams good luck tonight in Atlanta. Charge On.”