It’ll be Michigan vs. Florida. Again.
This time in Atlanta.
The Wolverines (10-2) were selected for their second New Year’s Six bowl in the past three years Sunday when the program learned it will play Florida (9-3) in the Peach Bowl on Dec. 29 in Atlanta. The game will kick at noon (ESPN).
It’ll be the third time Michigan has played Florida during Jim Harbaugh’s tenure. The Wolverines beat the Gators, 41-7, in the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1, 2016. Michigan opened the 2017 season in Texas with a 33-17 win over Florida.
The Wolverines are 4-0 all-time vs. Florida. This will also be Michigan’s first appearance in the Peach Bowl.
The Gators enter the postseason after a nine-win season with first-year head coach Dan Mullen. The Gators’ best win of the year was a 27-19 home win over LSU in October. Florida has losses against Kentucky, Georgia and Missouri.
The Gators rank No. 47 nationally in total offense (426.7) and No. 27 nationally in total defense (344.8). Offensively, running backs Lamical Perine and Jordan Scarlett have combined to rush for 1,467 yards and 10 touchdowns in Mullen’s spread offense. Quarterback Feleipe Franks – who started against Michigan last season – has thrown for 2,284 yards, 23 touchdowns and six interceptions this season.
The Wolverines will be playing for their first 11-win season since 2011.
This story will be updated.
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