Gator Bowl 2010: 10 Things To Know about Michigan vs. Mississippi St.

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Gator Bowl 2010: 10 Things To Know about Michigan vs. Mississippi St.
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The Gator Bowl takes place in Jacksonville, Florida on New Year's Day (1:30 p.m., ESPN 2) between the Michigan Wolverines (7-5 overall, 3-5 Big Ten) and Mississippi State Bulldogs. (8-4 overall, 4-4 SEC).

Michigan, led by quarterback Denard "Shoelace" Robinson, may be playing for its coach's job, as Rich Rodriguez may need a win in order to stop Athletic Director Dave Brandon  from pulling the plug.

This should be one of the most exciting non-BCS bowl games of the holiday season, pitting two of the nation's top rushing attacks against each other.

It might not compare to Cam Newton and Auburn's offense taking on LaMichael James and Oregon, but these two teams aren't too far off when it comes to running the ball.

With less than a month left until the big game, here are 10 things you should know about Michigan vs. Mississippi State.

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