By Mark Inabinett
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
No. 12 UCF (12-0) versus No. 7 Auburn (10-3)
11:30 a.m. Monday (ESPN)
Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta
0 Games were won in 2015 or have been lost in 2017 by UCF. The Knights had a 6-7 record in 2016.
1 More win than misfortune for Auburn in amusements played in Atlanta. The Tigers have a 48-47-8 record in Georgia’s capital city.
1 Game is left at UCF for mentor Scott Frost. In the wake of managing the Knights on Monday, Frost will leave as Nebraska’s head mentor. Ice had a 18-7 record in two seasons at UCF.
1 Place-kicker in NCAA FBS history has scored more vocation focuses than Auburn’s Daniel Carlson, who has 471. Zane Gonzalez scored 494 focuses for Arizona State from 2013 through 2016. Since six of Carlson’s focuses went ahead a touchdown, he’s in reality third on the unsurpassed focuses by-kicking list, with Florida State’s Dustin Hopkins one point in front of him. Hopkins scored 466 kicking focuses from 2009 through 2012. Three different players have scored a greater number of focuses than Carlson – Navy QB Keenan Reynolds with 530 from 2012 through 2015, Louisiana Tech RB Kenneth Dixon with 522 from 2012 through 2015 and Wisconsin RB Montee Ball with 500 from 2009 through 2012.
2 Victories and 17 misfortunes against SEC adversaries for UCF since the Knights joined the NCAA FBS in 1996. UCF vanquished Alabama 40-38 on Oct. 28, 2000, and Georgia 10-6 in the Liberty Bowl on Dec. 31, 2010. Reddish claims three of the SEC’s triumphs over UCF. The Tigers crushed the Knights 41-14 on Sept. 27, 1997, 10-6 on Nov. 7, 1998, and 28-10 on Nov. 6, 1999.
3 Previous Auburn bowl appearances have included an undefeated adversary. The Tigers crushed Oregon 22-19 in the BCS national-title amusement on Jan. 10, 2011, lost to Florida State 34-31 in the BCS national-title diversion on Jan. 6, 2014, and tied Syracuse 16-16 in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 1988.
3 Teams have not enabled a rival to score 30 focuses in an amusement this season, including Auburn. Alternate groups are Alabama and Wisconsin. UCF has scored no less than 31 focuses in each amusement this season.
6 Victories, seven misfortunes and two ties in recreations played on Jan. 1 for Auburn. UCF has played once on New Year’s Day, beating Baylor 52-42 in the Fiesta Bowl to end the 2013 season.
7 Teams with generally idealize records lost an amusement to Auburn amid the SEC period. The Tigers gave the main loss of the season to Georgia in 1942, Miami (Fla.) in 1954, Tennessee of every 1970, Georgia in 1971, Houston in 1973, Florida in 2006 and Oregon in 2010. Reddish could have this happen twice this season. The Tigers play undefeated UCF in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and have stuck the main misfortune so far this season on Alabama and Georgia, who are taking an interest in the College Football Playoff.
7 Victories without a misfortune for Auburn under mentor Gus Malzahn when playing in home amusements including two positioned groups. In positioned versus.- positioned recreations far from Jordan-Hare Stadium, the Tigers have a 4-10 record under Malzahn. Entering Monday’s amusement, Auburn is positioned seventh and UCF tenth in The Associated Press survey. Monday’s amusement will be the 150th Auburn diversion including two positioned groups. The Tigers have a 76-69-4 record in those recreations.
8 Previous bowl appearances have been made by UCF. The Knights have a 3-5 bowl record. UCF has played two SEC adversaries in bowls, both in the Liberty Bowl. The Knights lost to Mississippi State 10-3 on Dec. 29, 2007, and crushed Georgia 10-6 on Dec. 31, 2010. Monday’s amusement will be UCF’s first Peach Bowl appearance.
8 Auburn recreations have included no less than 40 focuses for the Tigers, a school record for most 40-point amusements in a single season, outperforming the seven 40-point diversions posted by the 2010 group that won the BCS national title. Reddish-brown scored 41 focuses against Georgia Southern, 51 against Missouri, 49 against Mississippi State, 44 against Ole Miss, 52 against Arkansas, 42 against Texas A&M, 40 against Georgia and 42 against Louisiana-Monroe in 2017.
13 TD passes have been gotten by UCF WR Tre’Quan Smith in 2017, one shy of the school single-season record set by Brett Cooper in 1992.
18 Victories, 15 misfortunes and one tie for SEC groups in the Peach Bowl. Reddish-brown has spoken to the gathering five times in Atlanta and posted a 4-1 record in the bowl. The Tigers vanquished Indiana 27-23 on Dec. 29, 1990; Clemson 21-17 on Jan. 2, 1998; Clemson 23-20 in extra time on Dec. 31, 2007; and Virginia 43-24 on Dec. 31, 2011; and lost to North Carolina 16-10 on Dec. 31, 2001. A triumph by Auburn would tie the Tigers with LSU for the most Peach Bowl triumphs.
28.1 Yards has been the normal of Auburn’s adversaries on kickoff returns in 2017, the most elevated in the country entering the bowl season. UCF found the middle value of 25.1 yards for each kickoff restore this season and returned two kickoffs for TDs. UCF’s Mike Hughes has found the middle value of 34.1 yards for each kickoff restore this season and is the main player in school history who has restored a kickoff, punt and capture attempt for TDs.
41 Previous bowl appearances have been made by Auburn. The Tigers have a 23-16-2 bowl record. Reddish has had one past bowl meeting with an AAC group, overcoming Memphis 31-10 in the 2015 Birmingham Bowl. The Tigers have a 3-3 general record against groups from the American and its antecedent, the Big East.
59 NCAA FBS groups have neglected to score the same number of focuses this season as UCF scored in the main half in 2017. The Knights have scored 155 focuses in the main quarter and 185 focuses in the second quarter.
76 Passes have been gotten by WR Ryan Davis in 2017, nine a bigger number of gatherings than some other Auburn player has had in one season. Davis broke the school record of 60 gatherings set up by Darvin Adams in 2009. Davis drove the SEC in gatherings entering the bowl season.
195 Consecutive additional point endeavors have been made by Auburn PK Daniel Carlson, the longest streak in SEC history. That is a piece of a dash of 222 PATs made by Auburn, which hasn’t had a missed additional point endeavor since Nov. 9, 2013. The Tigers’ streak is the longest in the country. The NCAA FBS record for sequential PATs is 302 by Florida State.
593 Points have been scored by UCF, the most in the country entering the bowl season. The Knights had the country’s most elevated scoring normal at 49.4 focuses per amusement, and their 80 TDs additionally were No. 1.
1,320 Rushing yards have been assembled by Auburn RB Kerryon Johnson this season, the most in the SEC entering the bowl season. Johnson was the SEC Offensive Player of the Year and completed ninth in the Heisman Trophy balloting for 2017.
3,795 Passing yards have been recorded by UCF QB McKenzie Milton this season, a school record. He’s likewise tossed a school-record 35 TD goes in 2017. Milton was the AAC Offensive Player of the Year and completed eighth in the Heisman Trophy balloting for 2017.