Michigan Football to Face Florida Gators in Citrus Bowl


The 2015 Michigan football team will wrap up their season against the Florida Gators in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl.

The Michigan Wolverines came up short of making the College Football Playoff like their in-state rivals, Michigan State, and they came up short of being selected to one of the other “New Year’s Six” bowl games like their chief rival, Ohio State.

But the Wolverines will still cap off Jim Harbaugh’s first season as head coach with a quality bowl game against a quality opponent.

The school has announced they will face the Florida Gators in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl.

Michigan enters the matchup of big name college football programs having finished 14th in final set of College Football Playoff rankings while Florida fell to 19th after losing to Alabama in the SEC Championship Game.

It’s a familiar matchup in a familiar place for Michigan fans. The Wolverines defeated the Florida Gators 41-35 in Lloyd Carr’s final game as head coach at Michigan. With Jim Harbaugh returning the Michigan football program to its roots, it is fitting ending for his first season at the helm in Ann Arbor.

It is also a matchup that sees Florida offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier taking on the Wolverines after serving as Michigan’s offensive coordinator last season under head coach Brady Hoke.

Ticket information is a follows per the University of Michigan athletic department:

"Tickets for the 2016 Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl will be made available to the public on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 8:30 a.m. Fans interested in purchasing tickets through the athletic department can go to MGoBlue.com/go/bowl for bowl game ticket information. Tickets for the Citrus Bowl range from $35 to $162 (includes $5 service charge per ticket).For assistance with your online ticket order, please contact the University of Michigan Athletics Ticket Office at (734) 764-0247 or email mtickets@umich.edu.Game time is set for 1 p.m. ET on New Year’s Day."

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Michigan and Florida won’t go as long between meetings next time around. The Wolverines and Gators will open the 2017 season against each other in a neutral site game to be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.