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Auburn Defeats UCF 3-2 To Win The Battle for Bowl Week Title

ATLANTA, Ga. (FNN SPORTS) – Auburn defeated UCF 3-2 to clinch this year’s Battle for Bowl Week competition, along with the coveted Battle for Bowl Week Championship Belt. The Tigers were named Battle For Bowl Week Champions with a down to the wire victory in the Faceoff tiebreaker event after the teams were tied 2-2 following the first four contests.

General images during the College Football Hall of Fame Dinner, December 29, 2017, in Atlanta. Auburn will face UCF in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on January 1, 2018. (Paul Abell via Abell Images for Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl)

Before the teams take the field on New Year’s Day, players from UCF and Auburn tested their skills off the gridiron, going head-to-head in contests ranging from go-kart racing to trivia and shooting hoops, with the winner taking home the coveted Battle for Bowl Week Championship Belt.

The winner of the Battle for Bowl Week has gone on to win the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in six of the last seven games and is undefeated in non-Semifinal years.

This year’s Battle for Bowl Week competitions and results:

December 27th 2017:
Competition #1
Andretti Indoor Karting
Each team will participate in go-kart racing at Andretti Indoor Karting.  Team members will be given the opportunity to test their driving skills as part of the competition for this event.  The average lap time for each team will be totaled and the team with the quickest average time will be declared the winner for this event.

Winner: UCF

December 28th 2017: 
Competition #2
Basketball Challenge
Five members of each team will participate in a Basketball Challenge in their respective team hotel for the highest score. Each player will receive their own 45 second round to shoot from various locations around the hoop, with each place being worth a different point total. Highest cumulative team score will determine the overall team winner for this event.

Winner: Auburn

December 29th 2017: 
Competition #3
Drop It Like It’s Hot
Four members of each team will participate in this game.  Teams are shown multiple choice questions and have 15 seconds to discuss.  They are then allotted a fixed amount of points they can wager on each answer.  One-by-one incorrect answers drop off the screen along with any points they wagered on that answer.  The team with the most points at end of the game wins.

Winner: Auburn

Competition #4
Football Feud
Four offensive players, four defensive players and two assistant coaches from both teams will square off in a football version of the popular game show “Family Feud.” Each team will attempt to name the top answers to questions asked.  Football Feud is a two round game. The team with the highest score at the end of the two rounds (or a tie-breaker) will be declared the winner for this event.

Winner: UCF

Tiebreaker Event: Faceoff
All players from both teams participate in a single-elimination competition where players are asked to face in one direction or another based upon their answer to a series of trivia questions. The team with the last remaining player is named the winner of the event.

Winner: Auburn

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