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Ticket Info: Michigan vs Florida in 2018 Peach Bowl

December 03, 2018 - 4:17 am
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ATLANTA, Ga. – The seventh-ranked University of Michigan football team will be heading to Atlanta, Georgia, during the holiday season, squaring off against the 10th-ranked University of Florida in the 2018 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Game on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018.
 
The game pitting the Wolverines (10-2, 8-1 Big Ten) against the Gators (9-3, 5-3 SEC) will kick-off at 12 p.m. EST from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The bowl game match-up will be televised nationally by ESPN.
 
The Wolverines will be making their first appearance in the Peach Bowl. The Big Ten Conference has played in the Peach Bowl on seven previous occasions, compiling a 2-5 record, with all five setbacks coming by seven points or less. It will be the first time since 1990 that a Big Ten team will play in the Peach Bowl, as Indiana suffered a 27-24 loss to Auburn. The only conference schools with appearances in the Peach Bowl are Illinois (1985), Indiana (1987, 1990), Iowa (1982, 1988) and Purdue (1978, 1984).
 
“We are honored to represent the Big Ten Conference in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl,” said head coach Jim Harbaugh, the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach. “Florida is a great football team and we look forward to the opportunity to compete against them. We are excited to have our student-athletes and fans experience the Peach Bowl during the holiday season.”
 
The Florida Gators (9-3, 5-3 SEC), led by first-year head coach Dan Mullen, finished tied for second in the SEC Eastern division. The Gators finished No. 10 in the College Football Playoff rankings. Florida’s only setbacks on the year came against Kentucky, Georgia and Missouri. UF is led by RB Lamical Perine, RB Jordan Scarlett, QB Feleipe Franks, WR Van Jefferson and WR Freddie Swain on offense and LB Vosean Joseph, LB David Reese, DL Jachai Polite and DL Jabari Zuniga on defense. The Wolverines have a 4-0 record against the Gators, winning three bowl games and a regular season match-up.
 
U-M heads into the Peach Bowl looking to capture at least 11 wins for the 10th time in the 139-year history of the program. After dropping the season opener at Notre Dame, Michigan won 10 straight games before falling in “The Game” to Ohio State in Columbus. The 10-2 Wolverines boast one of the nation’s most balanced offenses, averaging 214.3 rushing yards per game and 212.9 passing yards per game, with the nation’s No. 1-ranked defensive unit. Michigan had eight players earn first-team All-Big Ten Conference honors and junior linebacker Devin Bush is a finalist for the Nagurski Trophy and Butkus Award. The Wolverines’ have been ranked in the top 20 of the national polls all season and finished seventh in the College Football Playoff rankings.
 
Following is background on Michigan’s bowl game history:
•  U-M will be making its 47th all-time bowl appearance, tied for 11th highest total all-time among FBS schools
•  Michigan will be making its 38th all-time bowl appearances in the month of January
•  Michigan has played in 11 different bowl games during its history, winning 21 bowl games, which is the 17th highest total among FBS schools
•  This will be the 15th time that Michigan faces a Southeastern Conference school in a bowl game; 8-6 mark all-time against the SEC in bowls
•  U-M has faced off against an SEC opponent during bowl season on 14 previous occasions with all but the 1984 Sugar Bowl game being played in the state of Florida: Citrus (3-1), Gator (1-2), Hall of Fame/Outback (2-3) and Orange (1-1)
•  The Wolverines have a 25-9-1 all-time record against the SEC; the most recent bowl match-up came in the 2018 Outback Bowl, a 26-19 loss to South Carolina on New Year’s Day
 
Ticket Information
Tickets for the 2018 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will be available to the public on Monday, Dec. 3, at 8:30 a.m. Fans interested in purchasing tickets through the athletic department can go to mgoblue.com/tickets for bowl game ticket information. Tickets for the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl are $160.
 
For assistance with your online ticket order, please contact the University of Michigan Athletics Ticket Office at (734) 764-0247 or email [email protected].
 
Alumni Association Bowl Game Tour

The Alumni Association of the University of Michigan is once again hosting the only official University of Michigan Peach Bowl Tour. There are several tour packages available. Information and registration for all packages is available at umalumni.com/bowltour. Please call 877.513.2320 with questions or to make a reservation over the phone.