The Gator Bowl, one of the oldest collegiate bowl games, has announced it has a new sponsor for their New Year's Day game, Progressive Insurance.
The Gator Bowl has been played in Jacksonville for 65 years, with the exception of 1993 and 1994, when the old Gator Bowl stadium was being renovated for the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars.
On January 1st, 1946, Wake Forest beat South Carolina, 26-14.
The Michigan Wolverines will play the Mississippi State Bulldogs this New Years Day, @ 1:30PM.
This will be the 3rd Gator Bowl Game for the Wolverines.
In 1979 Michigan lost it's 1st appearance in the Jacksonville game, 17-15, to the North Carolina Tar Heels, led by line backer Lawrence Taylor.
In 1991 the Wolverines evened their Gator Bowl record with a masterful 35-3 pounding of Ole Miss.
The Wolverines will be making their first bowl appearance since defeating the Florida Gators in the 2008 Citrus Bowl, 41-35, in Lloyd Carr's final game as the Michigan Head Football Coach.
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