According to the oddsmakers in Vegas, No. 7 Auburn opens as a 10-point favorite over 12-0 UCF in the Peach Bowl.
"We didn't finish the SEC championship game the way we wanted to this year, but I'm proud of what this team accomplished", Malzahn told Low.
The Peach Bowl will be played on New Year's Day at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta and will be nationally televised by ESPN.
Although the Auburn Tigers fell short of making the College Football Playoff, their January plans are still looking peachy.
A win by the Tigers in the bowl game will give the program its sixth 11-win season in school history in what will be its first trip to the Peach Bowl since 2011, when Auburn defeated Virginia 43-24 on December 31 in the Georgia Dome. "We've got talented players". We're in a really good spot and the future is very bright.
Though the decision to extend Malzahn has been met with mixed reviews from Auburn fans, the coach will remain on The Plains for a while now, it would appear. Both those teams made it to the playoffs and the Bulldogs beat Auburn 28-7 in the SEC title game Saturday in Atlanta.
"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 Tigers won two of three against Georgia and Alabama in the last four weeks of the season, and have a chance to down Top 15 undefeated teams by the start of the new year.
Sports observers say the announcement of a new Knights head coach could happen soon.