I hope you’ve enjoyed the football previews this week. I don’t follow a lot of other Michigan blogs, but I think you’ve probably found more content here this week than at any other independently run Michigan site. Here’s a wrap-up of this week’s posts, as well as some additional thoughts:
- QB vs. QB
- Michigan RB vs. FSU LB
- Michigan WR/TE vs. FSU DB
- Michigan OL vs. FSU DL
- Michigan LB vs. FSU RB
- Michigan DB vs. FSU WR/TE
- Michigan DL vs. FSU OL
WHEN AND WHERE
- Today, December 30, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. EST
- Miami, FL
- Televised on ESPN
- Jim Harbaugh (2-1 in bowl games) vs. Jimbo Fisher (4-2 in bowl games)
- Florida State players recruited by Michigan: OT Abdul Bello, LB Josh Brown, DE Brian Burns, OT Landon Dickerson, QB Deondre Francois, WR George Campbell, QB Malik Henry, LB Dontavious Jackson, OT Roderick Johnson, CB Marcus Lewis, DT Derrick Nnadi, RB Jacques Patrick, RB Amir Rasul, DE Janarius Robinson, LB Josh Sweat, WR Auden Tate, DB Levonta Taylor, TE Naseir Upshur, DE Jalen Wilkderson, OT Jauan Williams
- WR George Campbell III was committed to Michigan at one point and was a high school teammate of Michigan center Mason Cole
- Offensive lineman Andrew Boselli is the son of former NFL left tackle Tony Boselli
Hit the jump for more on the Michigan vs. Florida State matchup, along with a bonus picture of Michigan fan/model Elle Johnson.
LAST TIME THEY PLAYED . . .
- Michigan lost by a score of 51-31 on September 28, 1991
- Florida State’s stars were QB Charlie Ward and CB Terrell Buckley. Ward went on to a career in the NBA, and Buckley became a solid nickel corner in the NFL.
- Elvis Grbac was 19/32 for 212 yards, 4 TDs, and 3 INTs
- Steve Morrison and Dwayne Ware notched interceptions
- Desmond Howard had 4 catches for 69 yards and 2 TDs, along with 3 punt returns for 60 yards and 2 kickoff returns for 60 yards
SECOND TO LAST TIME THEY PLAYED . . .
- Jim Harbaugh was the QB at Michigan and went 9/16 for 122 yards
- Ivan Hicks (2) and Erik “Soup” Campbell (1) notched interceptions
- Michigan won by a score of 20-18 on September 27, 1986
LAST TIME MICHIGAN WAS IN THE ORANGE BOWL . . .
- Dalvin Cook runs for 110 yards and 2 TDs
- Maurice Hurst, Jr. makes 1.5 sacks
- Jake Butt catches the winning touchdown
- Michigan 24, Florida State 20