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.