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Posted Dec 26, 2007


2008 Capital One Bowl Profiles, History, Best Bowl Moments & More

Michigan (8-4) vs. Florida (9-3)

Jan. 1st, 1:00 p.m. ET, ABC

Capital One Bowl History
formerly the Florida Citrus
2007 Penn State 20, Tennessee 10
2006 Wisconsin 24, Auburn 10
2005 Iowa 30, LSU 25
2004 Georgia 34, Purdue 27 (OT)
2003 Auburn 13, Penn State 9
2002 Tennessee 45, Michigan 17
2001 Michigan 31, Auburn 28
2000 Michigan St 37, Florida 34
1999 Michigan 45, Arkansas 31
1998 Florida 21, Penn State 6
1997 Tennessee 48, Northwestern 28
1996 Tennessee 20, Ohio State 14
1995 Alabama 24, Ohio State 17
1994 Penn St 31, Tennessee 13
1993 Georgia 21, Ohio State 14
1992 California 37, Clemson 13
1991 Georgia Tech 45, Nebraska 21
1990 Illinois 31, Virginia 21
1989 Clemson 13, Oklahoma 6
1988 Clemson 35, Penn State 10
1987 Auburn 16, USC 7
1985 Ohio State 10, BYU 7
1984 Florida State 17, Georgia 17
1983 Tennessee 30, Maryland 23
1982 Auburn 33, Boston College 26
1981 Missouri 19, So Mississippi 17
1980 Florida 35, Maryland 20
1979 LSU 34, Wake Forest 10
1978 NC State 30, Pittsburgh 17
1977 Florida St 40, Texas Tech 17
1976 Oklahoma State 49, BYU 21
1975 Miami-Ohio 20, So Carolina 7
1974 Miami-Ohio 21, Georgia 10
1973 Miami-Ohio 16, Florida 7
1972 Tampa 21, Kent State 18
1971 Toledo 28, Richmond 3
1970 Toledo 40, William & Mary 12
1969 Toledo 56, Davidson 33
1968 Richmond 49, Ohio 42
1967 UT Martin 25, West Chester 8
1966 Morgan St 14, West Chester 6
1965 East Carolina 31, Maine 0
1964 East Carolina 14, Massachusetts 13
1963 Western Kentucky 27, Coast Guard 0
1962 Houston 49, Miami-Ohio 21
1961 Lamar 21, Middle Tenn. St 14
1960 Middle Tenn. St 21, Presbyterian 12
1958 (Dec.) East Texas State 26, Missouri Valley 7
1958 (Jan.) East Texas State 10, Southern Mississippi 9
1957 West Texas A&M 20, Southern Mississippi 13
1956 Juniata 6, Missouri Valley 6
1955 Nebraska-Omaha 7, Eastern Kentucky 6
1954 Arkansas State 7, East Texas State 7
1953 East Texas State 33, Tennessee Tech 0
1952 Stetson 35, Arkansas State 20
1951 Morris Harvey 35, Emory & Henry 14
1950 Saint Vincent 7, Emory & Henry 6
1949 Murray State 21, Sul Ross 21
1948 Catawba 7, Marshall 0
1947 Catawba 31, Maryville (Tenn.) 0

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By Richard Cirminiello

Best Wolverine Bowl Moment: 38 bowl games, 18 bowl victories and 20 trips to Pasadena ensure there are plenty of viable candidates.  Slipping by Alabama in overtime in the 2000 Orange Bowl.  Beating Washington in 1981, the school's first Rose Bowl win in 16 years.  Or capping a perfect 1947 season by trouncing USC 49-0.  Still, it's tough to deny the 1997 squad, which got past Washington State 21-16 in the Rose Bowl.  While it  wasn’t the sharpest Wolverine effort, it enough to give the Wolverines their first national title in nearly half a century.

Best Gator Bowl Moment: How good was last year’s 41-14 thumping of Ohio State in the BCS Championship Game?  Good enough to trump the 52-20 annihilation of No. 1 and unbeaten Florida State in the 1997 Sugar Bowl as the best moment in Florida bowl history.  Considered by many to be out of the top-ranked Buckeyes’ league, the Gators feasted on their slower opponent, holding Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith and Ohio State to just 82 yards of total offense.        

Michigan's best win ... Michigan 27 ... Illinois 17
Mike Hart was out, Chad Henne got hurt, and Illinois was rolling with a 14-3 first half lead on a 26-yard Jacob Willis touchdown catch and an eight-yard run from Daniel Dufrene, but then the Michigan offense got the receivers involved as Mario Manningham caught an eight-yard touchdown pass, later caught an 11-yard pass from WR Adrian Arrington to break a 17-17 tie midway through the fourth quarter. Arrington also caught a 14-yard touchdown pass as part of the 24-3 run. K.C. Lopata nailed a 39-yard field goal to put the Wolverines up ten late.
Player of the game: Michigan QB Chad Henne completed 18 of 26 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns with an interception
Stat Leaders: Illinois - Passing: Juice Williams, 8-14, 70 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Rashard Mendenhall, 18-85. Receiving: Arrelious Benn, 5-35
Michigan - Passing: Chad Henne, 18-26, 201 yds, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing:
Carlos Brown, 25-113. Receiving: Mario Manningham, 9-109, 2 TD

Michigan's worst performance ... Appalachian State 34 ... Michigan 32
Appalachian State pulled off one of the biggest stunners in college football history after Corey Lynch blocked a 37-yard Jason Gingell field goal attempt as time ran out. ASU gave the Wolverines all they could handle in the first half, as QB Armanti Edwards completed all seven of his passes with two touchdown throws to Dexter Jackson, a nine-yard scoring strike to Hans Batichon, and a six-yard touchdown run on the way to a 28-17 lead. But Michigan would come back as Mike Hart took over with touchdown runs from four and 54 yards out. A missed two-point conversion, and a failed field goal attempt, left the door open, and ASU kicked it in with a 69-yard drive in seven plays finished up by a 24-yard Julian Rauch field goal. Michigan got within field goal range on a 46-yard completion to Mario Manningham, but Lynch came through with the blocked kick to pull off the upset.
Player of the game: Appalachian State QB Armanti Edwards completed 17 of 23 passes for 227 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions and ran 17 times for 62 yards and a score.
Stat Leaders: Appalachian State - Passing: Armanti Edwards, 17-23, 227 yds, 3 TD, 2 INT
Rushing: Kevin Richardson, 24-88. Receiving: CoCo Hillary, 4-63
Michigan - Passing: Chad Henne, 19-37, 233 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing:
Mike Hart, 23-188, 3 TD. Receiving: Greg Mathews, 7-68, 1 TD


Florida's best win ...
Florida 59 ... Tennessee 20
Florida showed off all its speed and talent scoring in all phases. Brandon James started off the scoring with an 83-yard punt return for a touchdown and Tim Tebow threw for two scores and ran for another, but Tennessee hung tough thanks to a 15-yard Chris Brown touchdown catch and a 96-yard interception return for a score from Eric Berry. But the Gators responded with a defensive touchdown of its own on a fumble return for a score from Dustin Doe, and then Percy Harvin put it away with an electrifying 19-yard touchdown run as past of a 31-point run to close out the game.
Player of the game: Florida QB Tim Tebow finished 14-of-19 for 299 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, while running 18 times for 61 yards and two touchdowns.
Stat Leaders: Tennessee - Passing: Erik Ainge, 26-41, 249 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Arian Foster, 11-26. Receiving: Josh Briscoe, 8-76
Florida - Passing: Tim Tebow, 14-19, 299 yds, 2 TDs, 1 INT
Rushing:
Percy Harvin, 9-75, 1 TD. Receiving: Percy Harvin, 4-120


Florida's worst performance ...
Auburn 20 ... Florida 17
Wes Byrum appeared to hit the game-winning 43-yard field goal for Auburn, but Florida head coach Urban Meyer had called time out just before the kick. No big deal. Byrum calmly nailed it again, as the Tigers stunned the Gators. Auburn took a 17-3 lead going into the fourth quarter, thanks to a 30-yard Byrum field goal, and scoring runs from six yards out by Kodi Burns and three yards out from Ben Tate. The Gators roared back in the fourth with Tim Tebow connecting with Cornelius Ingram for a six-yard touchdown pass, and barreling in from two yards out to tie it up. Florida had one final drive, went three and out, and Auburn went on its march to win the game.
Player of the game: Auburn QB Brandon Cox completed 17 of 26 passes for 227 yards
Stat Leaders: Florida - Passing: Tim Tebow, 20-27, 201 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Tim Tebow, 19-75, 1 TD. Receiving: Percy Harvin, 7-119
Auburn - Passing: Brandon Cox, 17-26, 227 yds
Rushing:
Ben Tate, 20-65, 1 TD. Receiving: Rod Smith, 9-102

2007 Outback Bowl
Penn State 20 ... Tennessee 10

In a 10-10 game in the fourth quarter, Tennessee appeared to have all the momentum after a 53-yard pass to Chris Brown, but on the next play, Arian Foster lost a fumble, Penn State's Tony Davis picked it up, and he was gone going 88 yards for what would turn out to be the game-winning touchdown. The Nittany Lions iced it on a 22-yard Kevin Kelly field goal with just over three minutes to play. The Volunteers scored first on a 44-yard James Wilhoit field goal, and got a 42-yard LaMarcus Coker touchdown run after Penn State scored on a 34-yard Kelly field goal and a two-yard touchdown catch from Anthony Quarless.
Player of the game ... Penn State LB Dan Connor made ten tackles and forced the game-changing fumble.  
Stat Leaders: Tennessee - Passing: Erik Ainge, 25-37, 267 yds, 1 INT
Rushing: Arian Foster ,12-65  Receiving: Jayson Swain, 7-84
Penn State - Passing: Anthony Morelli, 14-25, 197 yds, 1 TD
Rushing:
Tony Hunt, 31-158  Receiving: Jordan Norwood, 4-35


Florida Bowl History (16-17)
2007 BCS Champ Florida 41, Ohio State 14
2005 Outback Florida 31, Iowa 24
2004 Peach Miami 27, Florida 10
2003 Outback Iowa 37, Florida 17
2002 Outback Michigan 38, Florida 30
2001 Orange Florida 56, Maryland 23
2000 Sugar Miami 37, Florida 20
1999 Citrus Michigan St 37, Florida 34
1998 Orange Florida 31, Syracuse 10
1997 Citrus Florida 21, Penn State 6
1996 Sugar Florida 52, Florida State 20
1995 Fiesta Nebraska 62, Florida 24
1994 Sugar Florida State 23, Florida 17
1993 Sugar Florida 41, West Virginia 7
1992 Gator Florida 27, NC State 10
1991 Sugar Notre Dame 39, Florida 28
1989 Freedom Washington 34, Florida 7
1988 All-American Florida 14, Illinois 10
1987 Aloha UCLA 20, Florida 16
1983 Gator Florida 14, Iowa 6
1982 Bluebonnet Arkansas 28, Florida 24
1981 Peach West Virginia 26, Florida 6
1980 Tangerine Florida 35, Maryland 20
1976 Sun Texas A&M 37, Florida 14
1975 Gator Maryland 13, Florida 0
1974 Sugar Nebraska 13, Florida 10
1973 Tangerine Miami, Ohio 16, Florida 7
1969 Gator Florida 14, Tennessee 13
1966 Orange Florida 27, Georgia Tech 12
1965 Sugar Missouri 20, Florida 18
1962 Gator Florida 17, Penn State 7
1960 Gator Florida 13, Baylor 12
1958 Gator Mississippi 7, Florida 3
1953 Gator Florida 14, Tulsa 13
 
Michigan Bowl History (18-20)
2007 Rose USC 32, Michigan 18
2005 Alamo Nebraska 32, Michigan 28
2004 Rose Texas 38, Michigan 37
2003 Rose USC 28, Michigan 14
2002 Outback Michigan 38, Florida 30
2001 Citrus Tennessee 45, Michigan 17
2000 Citrus Michigan 31, Auburn 28
1999 Orange Michigan 35, Alabama 34 (OT)
1998 Citrus Michigan 45, Arkansas 31
1997 Rose Michigan 21, Washington State 16
1996 Outback Alabama 17, Michigan 14
1995 Alamo Texas A&M 22, Michigan 20
1994 Holiday Michigan 24, Colorado State 14
1993 Hall of Fame Michigan 42, North Carolina State 7
1992 Rose Michigan 38, Washington 31
1991 Rose Washington 34, Michigan 14
1990 Gator Michigan 35, Mississippi 3
1989 Rose USC 17, Michigan 10
1988 Rose Michigan 22, USC 14
1987 Hall of Fame Michigan 28, Alabama 24
1986 Rose Arizona State 22, Michigan 15
1985 Fiesta Michigan 27, Nebraska 23
1984 Holiday Brigham Young 24, Michigan 17
1983 Sugar Auburn 9, Michigan 7
1982 Rose UCLA 24, Michigan 14
1981 Bluebonnet Michigan 33, UCLA 14
1980 Rose Michigan 23, Washington 6
1979 Gator North Carolina 17, Michigan 15
1978 Rose USC 17, Michigan 10
1977 Rose Washington 27, Michigan 20
1976 Rose USC 14, Michigan 6
1975 Orange Oklahoma 14, Michigan 6
1971 Rose Stanford 13, Michigan 12
1969 Rose USC 10, Michigan 3
1964 Rose Michigan 34, Oregon State 7
1950 Rose Michigan 14, California 6
1948 Rose Michigan 49, USC 0
1901 Rose Michigan 49, Stanford 0