Lamical Perine scored on a 5-yard reception and added a 53-yard scoring run to lead No. 13 Florida to a 41-15 rout of No. 8 Michigan within the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on Saturday.
The Gators (10-3) put a bow on coach Dan Mullen’s first season on the helm, bouncing again from a 4-7 mark final season and closed the yr on a four-game successful streak.
The Wolverines (10-3), coming off a 62-39 thrashing at archrival Ohio State, ended their season with two consecutive blowout losses. Before the loss to the Buckeyes, Michigan was No. 4 within the College Football Playoff rankings.
Quarterback Felipe Franks scored on the bottom and within the air to tempo Florida offense, which piled up 427 whole yards, in opposition to the nation’s top-ranked protection. Franks reached the tip zone from 20 yards out within the second quarter, ending with 74 yards on 14 carries, and added 173 yards by the air.
Michigan, which allowed 567 whole yards within the loss at Ohio State, performed with out 4 starters, together with main rusher Karan Higdon and main tackler Devin Bush, who bypassed the sport so as to put together for the NFL draft. Higdon’s alternative, Christian Turner, had 32 of the Wolverines’ 66 yards speeding.
Perine led Florida with 76 yards speeding and John Scarlett added 59, together with a 1-yard landing run. The Gators totaled 257 yards on the bottom.
The Wolverines took a 7-3 lead within the first quarter when quarterback Shea Patterson threw a 9-yard landing cross to Donovan Peoples-Jones, Michigan’s solely landing of the sport.
Patterson, a switch from Mississippi State, accomplished 22 of 36 passes for 236 yards and a landing, however was additionally intercepted twice, each within the second half.
Down 13-10 getting into its first possession of the second half, Michigan started at its personal 48. After a primary down, Patterson’s lengthy cross over the center was picked off by Chauncey Gardner-Johnson on the Florida 3. His 47-yard return arrange the Gators on the Michigan 44.
On a fourth-down play, Kadarius Toney sprinted 30 yards round left finish to the Michigan 5. Perine’s 5-yard scoring catch from Perine made it 20-10.
Chauncey-Gardner added a 30-yard pick-6 of Patterson with lower than 5 minutes to play.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has received 38 video games at his alma mater, however has by no means overwhelmed Ohio State and is now 1-3 in bowl video games, having dropped three consecutive contests.