Michigan Wolverines victors over Florida Gators
The Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl matched up two teams, one from the Big Ten and one from the SEC. The Michigan Wolverines came into this game against the Florida Gators looking to prove that this season wasn’t a fluke. The Citrus Bowl wasn’t exactly what people were expecting though. This game got out of hand fast. The Michigan Wolverines easily won the Citrus Bowl and this is how it went:
Michigan scored first with a touchdown run from Drake Johnson. This captured the lead 7-0 over the Gators until Florida came back with a touchdown of their own. Florida quarterback Treon Harris caught a pass from wide receiver Antonio Callaway to tie things up.
It was Michigan’s game from then on out. In the 2nd quarter the Wolverines took the lead 14-7 off a 31 yard touchdown pass from Jake Rudock to Jehu Chesson. Michigan would take the lead once and for all after that touchdown. The Wolverines added a field goal and heading into half-time they had they lead 17-7.
The 2nd half was a massacre by Michigan. They added two touchdowns in the 3rd quarter. Rudock threw another touchdown, this time to Grant Perry for 3 yards. The other touchdown was a 2 yard scamper by Sione Houma to take a 31-7 lead heading into the 4th quarter.
Michigan wasn’t done scoring in the 4th quarter though. Johnson once again scored a touchdown, but this time it was through the air as Rudock hit him for an 8 yard score. The final nail in the coffin was Kenny Allen adding another field to finish off the Gators 41-7. This gave the Wolverines the Citrus Bowl victory and topped off a great first season for head coach Jim Harbaugh. The Wolverines finished the year 10-3 with that bowl victory. Harbaugh has started his tenure off at Michigan well and it looks like he will be around for a while.
These two teams would have been a great matchup a few months ago. That was until Florida’s starting quarterback Will Grier was suspended for the use of PED’s. Florida couldn’t get anything going on offense because of a lack of quarterback play. University of Michigan Wolverines took advantage of this fact and pounced on defense.