Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: Florida vs. Michigan fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, December 29th
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
Florida (9-3) vs. Michigan (10-2) Game Preview
Three Reasons Why You Should Watch The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
– Michigan is playing on Saturday, December 29th, but it’s not the game it thought it would be in. It’s College Football Playoff Saturday, and the Wolverines were a win against Ohio State away – they would’ve roasted Northwestern in the Big Ten Championship – from going to the Orange Bowl to play Alabama. Instead, now this game becomes a referendum on the 2018 season, and the Jim Harbaugh era as it stands.
Blowing away Penn State, Wisconsin, and Michigan State was terrific, but the team didn’t pass either of the biggest tests against Notre Dame and Ohio State. Beating Florida won’t make anything that much better, but it would keep the offseason from being really, really rough.
– Before the season, who – besides CFN – thought Florida could possibly be here? The Gators were coming off a lifeless season under Jim McElwain, but Dan Mullen changed things around in a hurry with just a wee bit more of an offensive spark to go along with the terrific defense. The Gators are playing with house money – going from 4-7 to 9-3 and a big bowl – but a win over Michigan would be a massive statement going into the offseason. Lose, and whatever – Mullen is turning the program around.
– How big has the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl become? Not only is it big enough to be a part of the College Football Playoff rotation, but it’s become a signature bowl for what it’s been representing as part of the New Year’s Six. You probably memory dumped most of last bowl season, but you sure do remember who won this thing. If you don’t, a UCF fan would be happy to remind you.
Florida fans will show up, and it’s Michigan in a big bowl game again. So … how far has this bowl come? The last time a Big Ten team played in it was Dec. 29, 1990 when Auburn beat Indiana 27-23.
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