LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska Football Head Coach Scott Frost finished his time at the University of Central Florida by guiding the team to a win over Auburn in the Peach Bowl.
Both teams looked a little jittery early in the game, and an Auburn field goal was the only score in the first quarter.
Frost's Knights tied it up early in the second quarter before taking the lead on Quarterback McKenzie Milton's 18-yard touchdown run. Auburn and UCF exchanged field goals in the final minute of the half and UCF led Auburn 13-6 at halftime.
Auburn opened the second half with a 63-yard return to UCF's 26 yard line and found the endzone two plays later on a 26-yard TD pass to bring the Tigers even with the Knights.
Then, after a quick 4-play drive that ended in a UCF punt, Auburn went 82 yards in 10 plays, capped off by a 4-yard touchdown run, to take the lead 20-13.
But UCF fought back and evened it back up two drives later. Milton found Anderson for a 12-yard touchdown and the game was tied at 20 going to the fourth quarter.
After the touchdown, the Knights forced Auburn to go 3-and-out and then went 59 yards for another touchdown, Milton's second touchdown pass of the game, giving Frost and UCF a 27-20 lead over Auburn.
Another Auburn 3-and-out and a 58-yard drive had UCF poised to take a two-score lead, but the Knights' field goal attempt was blocked.
But just two plays later, the Knights intercepted an Auburn pass and returned it 45 yards for a touchdown, putting them up 34-20 with less than six minutes to play.
The Tigers continued to fight, answering the Knights' score with a touchdown of their own to pull them back within seven with still more than four minutes remaining.
Another missed field goal gave Auburn a chance with 2:18 left in the fourth quarter. Auburn quickly faced fourth down but converted and kept its hopes alive. But with 33 seconds left, Auburn's pass was intercepted in the endzone to seal the win for UCF.
Frost and his staff helped the Knights complete their undefeated season with a win in the Peach Bowl, 34-27 the final score.