The Gamecocks are going to Tampa, Fla. to take on the Michigan Wolverines, one of the nation's proudest football programs.
These two teams have had disappointing years for various reasons. The Gamecocks came a game away from competing for a national championship appearance (win against Florida or LSU, and they take on Alabama in the SEC championship play-in game) and the Wolverines finished 8-4.
However, this gives the Outback bowl a tantalizing matchup of teams that seldom see one another. In fact, they've only met twice, and the series is tied 1-1.
Who looks best on paper? Who has the higher statistical rankings?
Who do I think wins?
Let's take a look.