The Knights scored 21-straight points in the second half to separate from Auburn and beat the SEC runner-up 34-27 in the Peach Bowl.
The man who forced Stidham to release the ball prematurely was star UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin.
UCF QB McKenzie Milton struggled throwing the ball early in the game but found his groove in the second half.
Auburn finishes the season 10-4 after entering the SEC Championship Game — where a win would have meant a College Football Playoff berth — at 10-2.
Will UCF’s perfect season give undefeated teams outside the Power Five conferences a greater shot to make the playoff?
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