Florida Gators to face Michigan in Citrus Bowl
No. 19 Florida will be staying in the state for its bowl game.
The Gators (10-3) will face Michigan in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1. The game will have a 1 p.m. kickoff in Orlando.
"We're a program on the rise," Gators coach Jim McElwain said after UF's loss Saturday in the SEC title game. "We're a program on the build."
So, for that matter, is Michigan.
Under first-year coach Jim Harbaugh, the Wolverines have already won nine games for only the second time in the last eight seasons.
UF will have to repair a sputtering offense. The Gators gained only 180 yards Saturday night - their lowest total since October 2013. UF has failed to rack up more than 270 yards in three consecutive games and in four of its seven since quarterback Will Grier was suspended for failing an NCAA drug test.
The Gators are 0-2 all-time against the Wolverines, including a 41-35 loss in the Capital One Bowl after the 2007 season.
It's UF's sixth appearance in the bowl game.