Peach Bowl First Look: Florida vs. Michigan

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Florida meets Michigan on Saturday at the Peach Bowl in Atlanta. Here is a first look at the Gators-Wolverines matchup.

Florida (9-3) vs. Michigan (10-2)
Peach Bowl – December 29, 2018

Florida Season so far

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Sept. 1 Charleston Southern W 53-6
Sept. 8 Kentucky L 27-16
Sept. 15 Colorado State W 48-10
Sept. 22 at Tennessee W 47-21
Sept. 29 at Mississippi State W 13-6
Oct. 6 LSU W 27-19
Oct. 13 at Vanderbilt W 37-27
Oct. 27 at Georgia [Jacksonville] L 36-17
Nov. 3 Missouri L 38-17
Nov. 10 South Carolina W 35-31
Nov. 17 Idaho W 63-10
Nov. 24 at Florida State W 41-14

Michigan Season so far

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Sept. 1 at Notre Dame L 24-17
Sept. 8 Western Michigan W 49-3
Sept. 15 SMU W 45-20
Sept. 22 Nebraska W 56-10
Sept. 29 at Northwestern W 20-17
Oct. 6 Maryland W 42-21
Oct. 13 Wisconsin W 38-13
Oct. 20 at Michigan State W 21-7
Nov. 3 Penn State W 42-7
Nov. 10 at Rutgers W 42-7
Nov. 17 Indiana W 31-20
Nov. 24 at Ohio State L 62-39

Stat Comparison

Florida Stat Michigan
34.5 Points 36.8
20.4 Points Allowed 17.6
426.7 Total YDS 427.3
217.2 Pass YDS 212.9
209.5 Rush YDS 214.3
339.1 Total YDS Allowed 262.5
173.1 Pass YDS Allowed 145.9
166.0 Rush YDS Allowed 116.6
40.76 3rd down conv % 49.41
37.22 Opp 3rd down conv % 32.08
0.83 Turnover margin 0.58
12 & Massey Composite 7

& The Massey Composite Ratings are compiled from 98 different college football ratings and rankings.

Florida Injuries and Suspensions

DATE POSITION NAME ISSUE STATUS
11/08/18 QB Kyle Trask Foot is out indefinitely
09/17/18 RB Malik Davis Foot is out indefinitely
09/09/18 RB Adarius Lemons Transferred is out for season
09/09/18 DB Marco Wilson ACL is out for season
08/16/18 DB Quincy Lenton Achilles is out for season

Michigan Injuries and Suspensions

DATE POSITION NAME ISSUE STATUS
12/13/18 RB O'Maury Samuels Legal problems has been dismissed
12/03/18 DL Rashan Gary Personal is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Florida
12/02/18 DL Aubrey Solomon Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs Florida
12/02/18 RB Berkley Edwards Head is "?" Saturday vs Florida
11/08/18 RB Kurt Taylor Transferred is out for season
11/04/18 QB Dylan McCaffrey Collarbone is out for season
10/18/18 LB Drew Singleton Personal has left team
09/25/18 DB Benjamin St-Juste Undisclosed is out for season
09/17/18 QB Jacob West ACL is out for season
09/09/18 P Brad Robbins Back is out indefinitely

Source: DonBest.com

Challenges for Florida

Michigan’s offense has been one of the nation’s most efficient passing games this fall, listing second in the Big Ten and 18th nationally in pass efficiency (153.72 rating). The Wolverines have completed 64.5 percent of their passes (200-310) for 2,555 yards. Ole Miss transfer Shea Patterson has completed 65.1 percent of his passes (188-of-289) for 2,364 yards and 21 TDs in 12 starts. The team’s top two rushers, the tandem of Karan Higdon and Chris Evans, have combined for 1,581 yards on 298 carries (5.3 avg.) and scored 14 rushing TDs this fall despite both players missing four total games due to injury. Defensively, the Wolverines lead the nation in total defense (262.5 avg.) and list second in pass defense (145.9 avg.). Defensive lineman Chase Winovich leads the team with 14.5 TFLs.

Saturday’s game kicks off at Noon ET and can be seen on ESPN.

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