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Gators defeat Wolverines for first-time in Peach Bowl

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The No. 10 Florida Gators defeated No. 7 Michigan Wolverines in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on Saturday afternoon. The Gators won 41-15 over the Wolverines at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Gators improved to 10-3 on the season. They have won their last four games of the season.

Florida has improved to 23-21 all-time in Bowl games. They have won their last two Bowl games.

This is also the Gators first win over the Wolverines. They were previously 0-4 against the Wolverines in Bowl games.

Florida Gators running back Lamical Perine rushing the ball against the Vanderbilt Commodores
Lamical Perine rushing the ball against the Vanderbilt Commodores (Getty Images)

The Wolverines fell to 10-3 on the season, as well. They ended their season on a two-game losing streak.

Michigan fell to 21-26 all-time in Bowl games. They have lost their last three Bowl games.

Gators quarterback Feleipe Franks went 13 of 23 for 173 yards. He also had a touchdown.

Lamichal Perine had six carries for 76 yards and a touchdown. Franks had 14 carries for 67 yards and a touchdown. Jordan Scarlett had nine carries for 59 yards and a touchdown. Kadarius Toney had two carries for 36 yards.

Van Jefferson had four receptions for 64 yards. Josh Hammond had two receptions for 61 yards. C’yontai Lewis had a 28-yard reception. Perine had four receptions for 22 yards and a touchdown.

Wolverines quarterback Shea Patterson has gone 22 of 36 for 236 yards. He also had one touchdown and two interceptions.

Christian Turner had seven carries for 27 yards. Chris Evans had seven carries for 20 yards.

Nico Collins had five receptions for 80 yards. Donovan Peoples-Jones had eight receptions for 71 yards and a touchdown. Zach Gentry had two receptions for 39 yards.

Florida had 28 points in the second half. Franks hit Perine for a five-yard rushing touchdown. Scarlett also scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown.

Perine also scored on a 53-yard rushing touchdown. Chauncey Gardner-Johnson had a 30-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Michigan had five points in the second half. Jake Moody made a 26-yard field goal. The team also had a safety.

The Gators led 13-10 at halftime. Franks scored on a 20-yard rushing touchdown.

Evan McPherson also made two field goals.

Wolverines’ Patterson hit Peoples-Jones for a nine-yard touchdown reception. Moody also made a 48-yard field goal.


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