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After the College Football Playoff selection show aired and the remaining bowl games were filled out, an ABC affiliate in Detroit, WXYZ-TV, didn’t rate the Peach Bowl favorably during its Sports Cave segment.
The Peach Bowl this year pits Michigan against Florida. The Wolverines were in line for a CFP spot before losing its regular season finale against Ohio State. The Buckeyes routed the Wolverines en route to clinching a spot in the Big Ten title game, a championship they later won over Northwestern.
Meanwhile, the Gators won their final three games after dropping back-to-back games against Georgia and Missouri to clinch a New Year’s Six Bowl.
The Peach Bowl marks the fifth time the two schools have met in football. Michigan is 4-0 all-time against the Gators.
“This, to me, lacks all of the suspense and sizzle in the world of a season that was pent up to be this statement year for Jim Harbaugh in Year Four,” host Justin Rose said. “And you get Florida? You don’t even get to beat a name brand. I’m sorry. Florida is a shell of who it used to be in the SEC. Give me LSU.”
“Even UCF would have been a little bit interesting,” said Kyle Bogie, a guest in the segment.
Gator fans have reacted on social media ever since, noting how UF defeated LSU during the season.
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