Report: Michigan Will Play South Carolina in Outback Bowl

Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-US PRESSWIRE

Bowl game announcements are starting to trickle in, and it has just been confirmed that the Michigan Wolverines will face off against the South Carolins Gamecocks in this year’s Outback Bowl.

Neither of these teams lived up to the intense hype surrounding them this season, as both started in the Top 10 and both quickly fell from the ranks. Michigan fell harder than South Carolina did, as they lost right off the bat in Week 1 to Alabama. The Gamecocks finished with a 10-2 record but both of those loses came against SEC opponents, with losses coming in consecutive weeks to LSU and Florida.

Michigan’s season ended on a lot more sour of a note, with the Wolverines posting a conference record of 6-2 but an overall record of 8-4 which wasn’t good enough to get into the Big Ten championship game.

This is actually going to be one of the better matchups, as neither team really outclasses one another. Obviously the SEC edge is given to the Gamecocks, but Michigan is a team that shouldn’t be counted out against South Carolina. Sure the Gamecocks hail from the SEC, but they didn’t really wow anybody this season.

Both squads get a shot at redemption and t cap off their season with a win in a bowl game that is a lot more respectable than one they very well could have landed in.

Topics: Big Ten, Michigan Wolverines, Outback Bowl, Sec, South Carolina Gamecocks

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  • Gamecock Fan

    You’re working hard to make this seem like a good matchup, huh?

    “both started in the Top 10 and both quickly fell from the ranks.”

    Um, SC is currently ranked #10. Also, they didn’t fall out of the top ten until after the 8th week of the season, which hardly qualifies as ‘quickly’ in my opinion. Also, SC got right back into the top 10 a couple of weeks later. They spent more time in the top 10 this year than out.

    “Sure the Gamecocks hail from the SEC, but they didn’t really wow anybody this season.”

    You should ask Georgia about that one.

    Here’s an interesting stat for SEC haters. SEC teams currently in the top 10 (Bama, UF, UGA, LSU, SC, Ta&m) have only lost to each other this year.

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