After Sunday’s mini-surprise with the Capital One Bowl, Michigan moved up a spot in the pecking order and will face an SEC opponent in the Outback Bowl. According to a release, Michigan will face a “Top 10″ SEC foe to be announced later today.
The Wolverines (8-4) likely will face South Carolina on Jan. 1 in Tampa. Brady Hoke’s team makes its first trip to the Outback Bowl since 2002, when it beat Florida 38-30.
Northwestern looked like the Capital One Bowl’s pick Saturday night after Wisconsin stomped Nebraska in the Big Ten title game.
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