UCF students camp out for Peach Bowl tickets

Knights to play Auburn in Atlanta on Jan. 1

ORLANDO, Fla. – Hundreds of students lined up early Monday on the University of Central Florida campus for a chance to secure discounted tickets to the Peach Bowl.

The 12th-ranked UCF Knights will face off against the 7th-ranked Auburn Tigers in Atlanta on January 1.

Following the release of the matchup, it was announced that the first 500 student tickets would be made available for $50 at the Spectrum Stadium Ticket Office.  After the first 500 are sold, general tickets from the UCF allotment can be purchased for $150.

"It's obviously a big game.  Auburn is a really good team," UCF student Dalton Deal said.  "I'm excited to see how we can compete with a big program like Auburn.  So, I'm excited to see how the game's going to go."

With final exams also beginning, some students said they're using the time in line to also get some last-minute studying in.

"I got a big micro test tomorrow," Andrew Maurer said.  "Figured I'm going to be up all night anyways.  Figured I might as well get my ticket and be ready for school."

UCF coach Scott 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 on Saturday. Frost has said he will coach his team in the bowl game.

According to an ESPN report, UCF is targeting former Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin as the university's next head football coach.

Sources also said UCF is expected to consider Troy Walters, the team's offensive coordinator and current interim coach, for the open spot.

The line continues to grow outside @UCF Spectrum Stadium. Hundreds of students are waiting to get tix to @CFAPeachBowl. First 500 student tix are $50. Then price jumps up to $150. #Perfect2Peach 🍑 https://t.co/madtxgJUxe pic.twitter.com/jvEwOWti3Z

— Mark Lehman (@MarkLehman6) December 4, 2017

The discounted student tickets for the Peach Bowl go on sale starting at 9 a.m. Monday.

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