Orange Bowl Preview: Florida State vs. Michigan

The Michigan Insider previews the Orange Bowl matchup against Florida State.

The Orange Bowl is here and the Wolverines are looking to go 2-0 during bowl season under head coach Jim Harbaugh. While it won't be easy, Michigan will field a team hungry to avenge a heartbreaking loss to Ohio State in late November.

The Michigan Insider previews the upcoming bowl clash.

Last Meeting: Florida State beat Michigan 51-31 in 1991

What a win means for Florida StateComing off two straight bowl losses, a win will get things back on track for Florida State who many expected to do bigger things this season. Led by young quarterback Deondre Francois, a victory over a tough and senior-laden Michigan team would do wonders for the confidence of the young signal caller going forward.

What a win means for Michigan: Though the Orange Bowl is certainly not the playoff, a victory over Florida State will end the season on a high note for this senior class. The seniors have faced adversity during their entire careers at U-M, so leaving with a bowl victory will at least put a happy note on a season that many expected the Wolverines to do more.

Player to watch: Arguably one of the best running backs in the nation, the Seminoles' will be a force to be reckoned with on Friday. A consensus All American, Cook rushed for nearly 1600 yards and 18 touchdowns this season. It's not secret that FSU will heavily rely on Cook to move the offense down the field. The Wolverines have shown that it can shut down the run more often than not this season, can they do it again one more time?

What they're saying: Jimbo Fisher teleconference:


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