Florida Gators bowl game: Florida set to face Michigan in 2018 Peach Bowl

By Adam Silverstein
December 2, 2018
Florida Gators bowl game: Florida set to face Michigan in 2018 Peach Bowl
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For the second time in as many seasons, third time in the last four years and fifth time this century, the Florida Gators will go head-to-head with the Michigan Wolverines on the gridiron. It was announced Sunday that No. 10 Florida and No. 7 Michigan will square off in the 2018 Peach Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 29 in Atlanta.

The Gators are 0-4 all-time against the Wolverines with the teams meeting for the first time at the end of the 2002 season. Three of the four meetings between the teams have been in bowl games — all played in the Sunshine State. UF has been dominated by UM the last two times the teams squared off, losing those games by a combined 74-24. Prior to that, the results were much closer with Michigan beating Florida 38-30 in the 2003 Outback Bowl and 41-35 in the 2008 Capital One Bowl.

UF is 0-2 all-time in the Peach Bowl and will play in the game for the first time since 2004.

The Gators have opened as a seven-point underdog to the Wolverines with a total of 46 set for the game.

4 Comments

  1. 86GOPGatot says:

    What’s was over looked is that it’s McElwain’s UF recruits vs their old HBC, whose the receivers’ coach at Michigan

    If that doesn’t get our team fired up, I don’t know what will

    • Ed says:

      Also overlooked: that McElwain won’t be coaching in the game.

    • John says:

      Playing the Bowl game in front of a national audience will “fire” up the team, while I doubt playing against a Receivers Coach who used to coach at UF will.

      I think by now the players are more worried about impressing our current head coach, but I’m sure they will want to look good for everybody.

      I don’t think that fact was overlooked, I think you greatly over estimate it.

  2. Michael Jones says:

    McElwain’s team flat out quit against Michigan in the Citrus Bowl. One of our more embarrassing outings. And McElwain was out-prepared and out-coached the second time our Gators faced Michigan under his tenure. I can’t imagine what they saw in his coaching to give him a job.

    Anyway, I’m sure this version of the Gators under Dan Mullen will have a little more fight, a little more pride, and be a lot better prepared. Relentless effort, baby!!!

    Go Gators!!!

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