Gators to face Michigan in Chick-fil-a Peach Bowl

The Florida Gators are New Years Six Bowl bound for the first time.

No. 10 Florida will face No. 7 Michigan in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on December 29 at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. It will be the third time that Michigan and Florida face each other in the past four seasons.

“We are honored to accept a bid to play in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl,” Florida Athletic Director Scott Stricklin said. “I’m happy for Coach Mullen, his staff and the players who put in a lot of work to have the opportunity to play in New Year’s Six Bowl. It will be a great week in Atlanta for our players, staff and fans.”

Florida’s trip to a NY6 Bowl was earned after a 9-3 finish in Dan Mullen’s’ first season. The Gators didn’t make a bowl game in 2017, which makes this bowl berth even more impressive in Mullen’s first season.

“We are looking forward to our trip to Atlanta for the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. I’m proud of our team of how they have embraced everything this year and finished strong and now they get the reward of playing in a high-profile bowl game for the opportunity to win 10 games,” Dan Mullen said on Sunday. “We will have some more time off to focus on academics and get our bodies right before we get back to work, prepare for the game and enjoy our time in Atlanta, which is a special city for us and our fans.”

Michigan went into the final week of the season ranked No. 4 in the College Football Playoff poll. Their playoff hopes were dashed by a stunning 69-39 loss to Ohio State.

Florida has never beaten Michigan. The Wolverines are 4-0 against the Gators with the last two wins coming in the 2017 season opener and the 2015 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl in Orlando.

The Gators Ticket Office is accepting bowl order requests now until 5 p.m. Monday. Football season ticket holders can login to their account (Account Manager) to place their order.
Complete bowl ordering information can be found here: https://floridagators.com/sports/2018/10/22/football-bowl-tickets.aspx
Florida students will be receiving separate information about their ordering process for bowl tickets.

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A South Florida native, Nick developed a passion for all things sports at a very young age. His love for baseball was solidified when he saw Al Leiter’s no-hitter for the Marlins live in May of 1996. He was able to play baseball in college but quickly realized there isn’t much of a market for short, slow outfielders that hit around the Mendoza line. Wanting to continue with sports in some capacity he studied journalism at the University of Central Florida. Nick got his first start in the business as an intern for a website covering all things related to the NFL draft before spending two seasons covering the Florida football team at Bleacher Report. That job led him to GatorCountry. When he isn’t covering Gator sports, Nick enjoys hitting way too many shots on the golf course, attempting to keep up with his favorite t.v. shows and watching the Heat, Dolphins and Marlins. Follow him on twitter @NickdelatorreGC