Citrus Bowl Matchup

Publish date:

Michigan (9-3, Big Ten) vs Florida (10-3, SEC), Jan. 1, 1 p.m.

LOCATION: Orlando, Fla.


Michigan: DB Jabrill Peppers, a versatile sophomore who has started at cornerback and strong safety, and also plays offense and returns kicks.

Florida: DT Jon Bullard, a senior who has 63 tackles, including a team-leading 17 1/2 for loss and 6 1/2 sacks.


Michigan: Lost three of four against ranked teams. ... Ranks fourth nationally in red-zone efficiency, with 33 touchdowns and 13 field goals in 49 trips inside the 20-yard line.

Florida: Dropped two straight, scoring just one offensive touchdown in losses to Florida State and Alabama. ... Offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier faces his former team. Nussmeier spent 2014 with the Wolverines.


Michigan 41, Florida 35 (Jan. 1, 2008).


Michigan: Is 3-1 in the Citrus Bowl and 8-6 in bowls played in the Sunshine State. ... Has won just three of last 11 bowl games, with two of those coming against the Gators.

Florida: Won seven of last nine bowl games. ... Winless in three games against teams from the Great Lake State, losing to Michigan State in 2000 (Citrus Bowl) and to Michigan in 2003 (Outback Bowl) and 2008 (Capital One Bowl).



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