That bowl pits his 9-3 Gators against 10-2 MI, whom Mullen praised during a teleconference. Their last two meetings have been blowouts; MI torched UF 41-7 in the Citrus Bowl after Jim Harbaugh's inaugural 2015 season and topped UF 33-17 in the 2017 season opener in Arlington, Texas.
The Florida Gators are officially headed to a prestigious New Year's Six bowl.
Given that in Jim Harbaugh's tenure in Ann Arbor as head coach, MI will have played Florida as many times as it has Wisconsin in four years, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl matchup against the No. 10 Gators isn't exactly a sexy matchup, but it will be a solid one.
The Michigan-Florida matchup in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is among the most intriguing bowl matchups of the season.
The two teams have played against each other only four times - twice with Harbaugh at the helm for MI, and three of which were bowl games.
"That motivation's there from that loss that we took", Runyan said. I'm excited going in there.
Sunday's announcement provides another boost for UF and its trajectory under first-year coach Dan Mullen. What do you most want to see from the Wolverines against Florida, and what are the most important storylines heading into the offseason? "The opportunity to, if you're going to go to a New Year's Six bowl, you're playing a high-caliber team, no matter who that is or what conference they come from". You'd think the committee, after completing ignoring undefeated UCF as a playoff contender for the last two seasons, would at least throw the Knights a small bone and give them a bowl match-up with the Gators in nearby Atlanta.
Eastern Michigan (7-5, MAC) earned a trip to the Camellia Bowl in Montgomery, Ala.
With that said, we're ranking the bowl games in terms of the ones you should try to watch, from worst to best and factoring in the stakes of the game, the probability of a competitive game, and whether the teams are fun to watch.
Last season, UCF defeated Auburn in the Peach Bowl, where Florida is slotted to play this year.