By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Florida Gators face the Michigan Wolverines in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on Saturday afternoon. The game will kick off at noon on ESPN at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Gators are 9-3 on the season. Florida was 4-1 on the road this season.
The Wolverines are 10-2 on the season. Michigan; however, suffered both of its losses on the road, as they went 3-2 away from home.
According to Covers.com Consensus Analysis, the Wolverines have a 56% chance to win this game, according to their public poll. Their expert poll; however, gives Michigan a 72% chance to win this game.
This is the fifth meeting between these teams all-time. Michigan has won all four previous games.
The Wolverines last won in this series on September 2nd, 2017 when they won 33-17 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. They also won in the Citrus Bowl, as they won 41-7 on January 1st, 2016.
The teams also played in the Capital One Bowl with the Wolverines winning 41-35 on January 1st, 2008. The inaugural meeting between these two teams were in the Outback Bowl as Michigan won 38-30 on January 1st, 2003.
Michigan is 21-25 all-time in Bowl games. They; however, have lost their last two Bowl games.
They were defeated by the South Carolina Gamecocks, 26-19, on January 1st, 2018 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. They also were defeated by the Florida State Seminoles, 33-32, in the Capital One Orange Bowl on December 30th, 2016 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Their last win was their Citrus Bowl win over the Gators on January 1st, 2016.
This is Michigan’s first appearance in the Peach Bowl.
Florida has a 22-21 all-time Bowl record. They won their last Bowl game.
The Gators defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Outback Bowl on January 2nd, 2017 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
Their last Bowl loss was against the Wolverines on January 1st, 2016.
This is Florida’s third appearance in the Peach Bowl. They are 0-2 in this Bowl game.
The Gators have won their last three regular season games. Their last loss was a 38-17 loss to the Missouri Tigers on November 3rd.
Their offense is averaging 34.5 points per game. Their offense is also averaging 426.7 total yards per contest.
Their defense is allowing 20.4 points per game. Their defense is also allowing 339.1 total yards per contest.
Gators quarterback Feleipe Franks has gone 175 of 299 for 2,284 yards. He also has 23 touchdowns and six interceptions.
Lamichal Perine leads the Gators backs with 128 carries for 750 yards and six touchdowns. Van Jefferson leads the Gators receivers with 31 receptions for 439 yards and six touchdowns.
The Wolverines were shellacked in their last regular season game as they were defeated 62-39 by the Ohio State Buckeyes on November 24th. Their last regular season win came in a 31-20 win over the Indiana Hoosiers on November 17th.
Michigan is averaging 36.8 points per game. Their offense is averaging 427.3 total yards per contest.
Their defense is allowing 17.6 points per game. In addition, their defense is allowing 262.5 total yards per game.
Wolverines quarterback Shea Patterson has gone 188 of 289 for 2,364 yards. He has 21 touchdowns and five interceptions.
Karan Higdon leads the Wolverines backs with 224 carries for 1,178 yards and 10 touchdowns. Nico Collins leads the Wolverines receivers with 33 receptions for 552 yards and six touchdowns.
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