On Sunday, the University of Michigan football program found out their bowl fate and they will be playing in the Outback Bowl against South Carolina, with the game scheduled for Jan. 1 in Tampa, Florida.
Shortly after the announcement, the point spread for the game was released and according to Betonline.ag, Michigan is an 8-point point favorite over South Carolina. Note: Updated from the original post that had South Carolina listed as the favorite.
Michigan (8-4) had a disappointing regular season as they lost to Michigan State, Penn State, Wisconsin, and Ohio State.
This will be the first meeting between the two teams since the 2013 Outback Bowl, which was won by South Carolina, 33-28.
BREAKING: College Football Playoff pairings revealed
Based on how the second-to-last College Football Playoff rankings came out last Tuesday (11/28), the selection committee had it virtually set up so that if teams took care of business, it’d make for an easy selection Sunday. It also presented a route for potentially utter chaos.
Turns out, there was not nearly as much chaos as there could have been. Perhaps aside from the No. 4 spot in the pairings, the committee had little to no trouble tabbing these four teams for the playoff.The biggest debate heading into Sunday afternoon’s revealing of the final playoff rankings revolved around the No. 4 spot, specifically around the Big Ten Championship game. Ohio State (11-2) took down an undefeated Wisconsin Badgers to win the Big Ten on Saturday, whereas Alabama (11-1) did not even play in their conference championship game.
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