Florida Gators to face MI in Peach Bowl

Florida Gators to face MI in Peach Bowl

This year, MI has been one of the most dominant teams in the nation behind a defense that sits atop the FBS rankings in total defense, only allowing 262.5 yards per game and a little over four yards per play.

"I think it's heading in the right direction", Mullen said after the Gators blew out Florida State in the regular-season finale".

U-M heads to the Peach Bowl looking for at least 11 wins for the 10th time in the 139-year history of the program. "I think it would have been an exciting matchup and created a lot of interest, but we also think our game with MI is an exciting matchup, too".

There's no college football championship in the cards for a MI university this year, but the state will be represented in a variety of bowl game matchups that were announced Sunday.

I refuse to believe the UF administration and coaching staff would rob fans of a great bowl matchup based on the notion that losing to UCF would somehow be embarrassing for the Gators. Mullen said. "If they rolled out anybody, we would go ready to play".

The last time out, the Louisville Cardinals defeated the Gators 23-33 behind a two touchdown, 266 passing yard performance by then-Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

Fortunately for Michigan State, a nightmare season hasn't gone without a bowl berth. "It's a lot we can build off of".

"He said he is going to play in the game", said Mullen. McElwain probably won't be there for this meeting; he is expected to be announced as the next head coach at Central Michigan on Monday. "If you you're a first rounder you should leave and go to the National Football League and if you're not you probably should stay and compete and develop and continue to develop and try to become a first round guy".

The Big Ten has played in the Peach Bowl on seven previous occasions, compiling a 2-5 record. "I've seen a little bit more of their defense, which I know is very aggressive and attacking, comes at you from a lot of different angles". "And UCF had played in Atlanta a year ago so that sort of set them in the Fiesta Bowl". "The lasting memory of the bowl is the game".

"I don't care who we're playing".

Mullen said he's talked to several other underclassmen who are considering entering the draft, and they also plan to participate in the bowl game.

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