ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - University of Central Florida students stood in line for hours overnight to get their hands on the first coveted Peach Bowl tickets.
The Knights will face-off against Auburn in Atlanta after a stunning 12-0 season. UCF student Dakota Willey was first in line for tickets, waiting in line nearly 17 hours.
“At the end, the last hour drags. it's tough,” Willey said, “but it's all worth it, so I don't regret any of it."
Willey camped overnight with hundreds of fellow students, the line ringing the stadium. They brought with them the comforts of home - tents, mattresses, board games, and food.
“I've been out here since twelve, and a lot of people have been out here since twelve,” said student Everton Wood, “it's really cool to see the school spirit and everything.”
The first five hundred students snagged tickets for just $50, apiece. UCF mascot “Knightro” rallied the crowd just before tickets went on sale, at 9am. Even though head coach Scott Frost is leaving the Knights for Nebraska, a lot of the students said they think the program will still be strong.
“I'm happy he came,” said student Aleck Cosme, “happy we got two good years out of him. We'll move on.”
Sports observers say the announcement of a new Knights head coach could happen soon.