UCF to face Auburn in 50th annual Peach Bowl New Year's Day

Knights to take on Tigers in Atlanta

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ATLANTA – Central Florida's favorite football team is headed to the Peach Bowl.

The Knights will take on the Auburn Tigers in Atlanta next month.

The Peach Bowl includes Central Florida coach Scott Frost, who's leaving for Nebraska, and Auburn's Gus Malzahn, who's facing questions about whether he will remain with the Tigers.

The undefeated, 10th-ranked Knights (12-0, No. 12 CFP) will play the Southeastern Conference title game runner up in No. 7 Auburn (10-3, No. 7 CFP) Jan. 1.

Frost was hired as Nebraska's coach shortly after UCF won a 62-55, double-overtime shootout with Memphis to capture the American Athletic Conference title. Frost has said he will coach his team in the bowl game.

Malzahn's team fell to playoff-bound Georgia in the SEC title game Saturday amid questions that he's the target for Arkansas' open job.

It should lead to plenty of questions for both teams not related to the upcoming bowl game.