2016 Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl
70th Citrus Bowl
1234 Total
Michigan 7101410 41
Florida 7000 7
DateJanuary 1, 2016
Season2015
StadiumCamping World Stadium
LocationOrlando, Florida
MVPJake Rudock
FavoriteMichigan by 4[1]
RefereeDuane Heydt (ACC)[2]
Attendance63,113[2]
United States TV coverage
NetworkABC/ESPN Radio
AnnouncersMike Patrick, Ed Cunningham, & Dr. Jerry Punch (ESPN)
Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, & Paul Carcaterra (ESPN Radio)
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The 2016 Citrus Bowl was an American college football bowl game played on January 1, 2016 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. The 70th edition was one of the 2015–16 NCAA football bowl games that concluded the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The game was televised by ABC. It was sponsored by the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant franchise and is officially known as the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl.

Teams

The game featured the Michigan Wolverines of the Big Ten Conference, and the Florida Gators of the Southeastern Conference in their third meeting against each other, with all three matchups coming in January bowl games in Florida.[3]

Michigan Wolverines

See also: 2015 Michigan Wolverines football team

After finishing their regular season with a 9–3 record, the Wolverines were selected to their fifth Citrus Bowl appearance. This was their 44th bowl game appearance, tied for 11th-highest total all-time among FBS schools. Michigan won the previous meeting against the Florida Gators in the 2008 Capital One Bowl, by a score of 41–35.[4]

Florida Gators

See also: 2015 Florida Gators football team

After finishing their regular season with a 10–3 record, the Gators were selected to their sixth Citrus Bowl appearance, tying them with Georgia for the most Citrus Bowl appearances. This was their 42nd bowl game appearance.[5]

Game summary

Scoring Summary

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP MICH FLA
1 5:54 9 73 4:29 MICH Drake Johnson 4-yard touchdown run, Kenny Allen kick good 7 0
1 1:58 8 75 3:56 FLA Treon Harris 2-yard touchdown reception from Antonio Callaway, Neil MacInnes kick good 7 7
2 8:49 8 80 3:49 MICH Jehu Chesson 31-yard touchdown reception from Jake Rudock, Kenny Allen kick good 14 7
2 1:01 12 77 5:00 MICH 21-yard field goal by Kenny Allen 17 7
3 8:47 12 69 6:13 MICH Grant Perry 3-yard touchdown reception from Jake Rudock, Kenny Allen kick good 24 7
3 3:48 5 58 2:33 MICH Sione Houma 2-yard touchdown run, Kenny Allen kick good 31 7
4 12:32 12 84 5:14 MICH Drake Johnson 8-yard touchdown reception from Jake Rudock, Kenny Allen kick good 38 7
4 6:42 9 34 4:14 MICH 25-yard field goal by Kenny Allen 41 7
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 41 7

Statistics

Statistics[2] Michigan Florida
First Downs 28 14
Plays–yards 77–503 52–273
Rushes–yards 46–225 26–118
Passing yards 278 155
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 20–31–0 10–25–2
Time of Possession 38:38 21:22

References

  1. ^ Odds, Los Angeles Times, December 10, 2015
  2. ^ a b c "2016 Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl Stats" (PDF). MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. January 1, 2016. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
  3. ^ Kane, Justin (December 6, 2015). "Michigan To Face Florida In 70th Annual Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl". buffalowildwingscitrusbowl.com. Archived from the original on 2015-12-08. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  4. ^ "Michigan to Face Florida in 2016 Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. December 6, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  5. ^ "Gators Will Face Michigan in 2016 Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl". gatorzone.com. December 6, 2015. Archived from the original on December 8, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2015.