Florida–Michigan football rivalry

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Florida–Michigan football rivalry
Florida Gators script logo.svg
Florida Gators
Michigan Wolverines logo.svg
Michigan Wolverines
First meetingJanuary 1, 2003
Michigan 38, Florida 30
Latest meetingDecember 29, 2018
Florida 41, Michigan 15
Next meetingTBD
Statistics
Meetings total5
All-time seriesMichigan leads, 4–1
Largest victoryMichigan, 41–7 (1993)
Longest win streakMichigan, 4 (2003–17)
Current win streakFlorida, 1 (2018–present)

The Florida–Michigan football rivalry is an American college football rivalry game between the Gators of the University of Florida and the Wolverines of the University of Michigan.[1][2][3]

History[edit]

The two universities have long been among college football's best but didn't meet until the 2003 Outback Bowl, a 38–30 Michigan victory.[4][5][6][7][8] The teams did battle again in the 2008 Capital One Bowl,[9] a 41–35 Michigan victory.[10][11][12] The third meeting occurred in the 2016 Citrus Bowl,[13] Michigan winning 41–7.[14][15][16] The fourth game between the Gators and Wolverines occurred in the regular season, a 33–17 Michigan victory on September 2, 2017.[17][18][19] The fifth and most recent matchup, the 2018 Peach Bowl saw Florida notch its first win over Michigan by virtue of a 41–15 victory.[20][21][22] There are no current plans for the schools to get together on the football field.

Game results[edit]

Florida victoriesMichigan victoriesTie games
No.DateLocationWinning teamLosing team
1 January 1, 2003 Tampa, FL Michigan 38 Florida 30
2 January 1, 2008 Orlando, FL Michigan 41 Florida 35
3 January 1, 2016 Orlando, FL Michigan 41 Florida 7
4 September 2, 2017 Arlington, TX Michigan 33 Florida 17
5 December 28, 2018 Atlanta, GA Florida 41 Michigan 15
Series: Michigan leads 4–1

See also[edit]

  • List of NCAA college football rivalry games

References[edit]

  1. "Reliving past Michigan-Florida games in history". TheMichiganInsider.com.
  2. "2018 Peach Bowl, Florida vs. Michigan: Gators' history against the Wolverines". December 4, 2018.
  3. "Football History vs University of Michigan". Florida Gators.
  4. "Michigan vs. Florida - Game Recap - January 1, 2003 - ESPN". ESPN.com.
  5. "Outback Bowl News". www.outbackbowl.com.
  6. "Outback Bowl: Michigan 38, Florida 30". UPI.
  7. "Perry, Navarre Lead Michigan Past Florida in Outback Bowl". University of Michigan Athletics.
  8. https://bentley.umich.edu/athdept/football/bowls/2003outb.htm#:~:text=Michigan%20claimed%20a%2038%2D30,bowl%20record%20with%20four%20touchdowns.
  9. "Michigan to Face Florida in 2008 Capital One Bowl". University of Michigan Athletics.
  10. "Michigan vs. Florida - Game Recap - January 1, 2008 - ESPN". ESPN.com.
  11. Lapointe, Joe (January 2, 2008). "The Wolverines Ride Emotion, and Henne's Arm, to Victory" – via NYTimes.com.
  12. "2008 Capital 1 Bowl, University of Michigan Athletics". bentley.umich.edu.
  13. "Michigan to Face Florida in 2016 Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl". University of Michigan Athletics.
  14. "Michigan vs. Florida - Game Recap - January 1, 2016 - ESPN". ESPN.com.
  15. "Citrus Bowl: Michigan closes out season with big win over Florida". January 1, 2016.
  16. "Michigan dismantles Florida in Citrus Bowl". Tampa Bay Times.
  17. "Michigan vs. Florida - Game Recap - September 2, 2017 - ESPN". ESPN.com.
  18. "2017: MICHIGAN VS FLORIDA – Advocare Classic".
  19. "No. 11 Michigan Dominates In 33-17 Win Over No. 17 Florida – CBS Detroit". detroit.cbslocal.com.
  20. "Florida vs. Michigan - Game Recap - December 29, 2018 - ESPN". ESPN.com.
  21. Axson, Scooby. "Florida humbles Michigan's D in Peach Bowl blowout". Sports Illustrated.
  22. Chengelis, Angelique S. "Gator-slayed: Michigan's season ends with a thud in lopsided Peach Bowl loss to Florida". The Detroit News.


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