Michigan to play Florida in Peach Bowl, third meeting in four seasons

By Brandon Justice ,

Football

Photo: Andy Shippy

Shortly after the College Football Playoff announced its final rankings of the regular season, No. 7 Michigan learned it will play in the Peach Bowl on Dec. 29 against No. 10 Florida.

Hosted in Atlanta, Ga., this will be the University’s first trip to the Chick-Fil-A sponsored bowl game.



The Gators — despite the Peach Bowl having mostly SEC participants — have only played in it once, in 2004, which it lost to Miami 27-10.

This marks the third time since 2015 that Michigan and Florida have played each other, two of them coming in the postseason. 

In the postseason of 2015, U-M defeated Florida, 41-7, in the Citrus Bowl.

In 2017’s season-opening Advocare Classic in Dallas, Michigan won 33-17.

On top of that, in Lloyd Carr’s final season in 2007, the Wolverines beat Urban Meyer’s Gators, 41-35, in the Capital One Bowl.

Other options for Michigan’s opponent included No. 8 UCF and No. 11 LSU, with a potential trip to Glendale, Az. for the Fiesta Bowl.

Ultimately, U-M will head to Atlanta for another matchup with the Gators. If there’s one rivalry Jim Harbaugh’s dominated, it’s the de facto rivalry that Michigan vs. Florida has become.

 

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