Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl CEO Gary Stokan thrilled to have ‘last one standing’ in UCF, Chick Fil-A Peach Bowl Q&A with Underdog Dynasty, Kerryon Johnson: ‘I feel 100 percent’ going into Peach Bowl watch now.
Stokan also believes the same could be said about how the Knights feel heading into the Peach Bowl. No. 10 UCF is the second Group of 5 school to play in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in the College Football Playoff era. The Knights also have a chance to complete a 13-0 season with Frost before he leaves to take the job at Nebraska. Stokan also re-emphasized what that means. “It gives Cinderella a chance to dance,” Stokan said.
The Auburn offense is looking to feast on a Knights Defense that has given up over 1200 yards and 97 points over its last 2 games. When the Tigers offense is clicking, they are tough to slow down. In Auburn’s 10 wins this season, the Tigers are averaging 41 points per game to just 12 points in their three losses. Some good news for the Tigers, after being banged up in the Iron Bowl, it looks like Auburn Running Back Kerryon Johnson will be good to go for the Peach Bowl. Johnson has practiced all week in Atlanta and it seems the junior is back to his old self.
Stokan attended every practice for both Florida State and Houston in the days leading up to that matchup. The Seminoles had more depth, but there wasn’t a huge gap between the first teams. “Florida State was ready to play,” Stokan said. “It’s just that Houston was that good that year. (Houston defensive coordinator) Todd Orlando did a great job defensively.” Stokan said UCF now has that opportunity against.