UCF fans pay for billboard to challenge Alabama to game

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Alabama is your national champion.

Florida Governor Rick Scott proclaimed UCF as national champions in Florida given that Auburn defeated both Alabama and Georgia in the regular season.

But after watching Alabama beat Georgia in overtime on Monday, it's clear the Crimson Tide would have a significant talent advantage.

Following the Tide's victory, UCF fans paid for a billboard on McFarland Boulevard in Tuscaloosa congratulating Alabama and challenging them to a home-and-home series with the Knights.

"We felt like this year's team could run with anyone in the country, and the Peach Bowl win [over Auburn] proved that", explained ringleader Sean Barakett, who says he contributed $100 toward the campaign.

Thirty-seven fans of the team raised $1,665 on a GoFundMe page to pay for a digital billboard ad that reads, "Congratulations Alabama".

"With an undefeated record and a win over a top-10 team in the Peach Bowl, we were left no other choice but to name them national champs", Richard Ingram, President of Womack Publishing Company, said at the time.

Some on social media made fun of the sign, but UCF is actually 1-0 against the Crimson Tide, having beaten them 40-38 in Tuscaloosa in 2000. UCF received the other four and finished with the best ranking in the history of the program. UCF finished the season 13-0 and were ranked 6th in the final College Football Playoff Standings.

But before you dismiss UCF and Bama outright, believe it or not, they've played before.

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