Michigan players celebrate their win against Florida at the Citrus Bowl.

Michigan allowed one touchdown late in the first quarter but used two red-zone interceptions to limit the damage.

Fifth-year senior quarterback Jake Rudock leaves the field after a 28-16 win over Penn State on November 21, 2015 at Beaver Stadium.

Rudock has made his mark on Michigan, playing a crucial part for Jim Harbaugh’s first team as coach of the Wolverines.

Coach Jim Harbaugh answers reporters' questions at a press conference at the Rosen Shingle Creek hotel in Orlando, Florida on Thursday.

Harbaugh turned a 5-7 squad that missed a bowl game into a team that looked dominant at times, and Jim McElwain led the Gators, who finished 7-5 last season, to the SEC title game.

The Wolverines will take on the Gators in the Citrus Bowl at 1pm on Friday.

The Gators welcomed new coach Jim McElwain to Gainesville last December after a subpar season in 2014. They started hot at 6-0, reviving the fan base. And they ended the regular season with a blowout 27-2 loss to rival Florida State.

Jack Harbaugh, father of Jim Harbaugh and former Michigan assistant coach, reminds fans to cheer with "enthusiasm unknown to mankind" at the Citrus Bowl on Friday.

Michigan fans gathered at the Orlando Eye on Thursday for a pep rally featuring the Michigan Marching Band, cheerleaders, and speeches from Lloyd Carr, Jack Harbaugh, Jon Jansen, Jim Brandstatter and Dan Dierdorf. 

Florida offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier discusses his transition from Michigan, where he coached under Brady Hoke last year.

When Doug Nussmeier was ousted from Michigan after a 5-7 season last year, he got a fresh start in Gainesville, Florida, and in his return to the South, the Gators are 10-3 heading into the Citrus Bowl.

Anlauf initially decided to become a preferred walk-on wide receiver with the Michigan football team, but circumstances eventually allowed Anlauf, now preparing for the final game of his college football career, another foray into basketball.

Players wait to board the Ferris Wheel at the Buffalo Wild Wings Day For Kids outside the Citrus Bowl on Wednesday.

Players joined kids from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida outside the Citrus Bowl on Wednesday.

Gentry is one of the many Wolverines experimenting at different positions under Jim Harbaugh, and his 6-foot-6 frame makes him an appealing option at quarterback or tight end.

Junior quarterback Shane Morris speaks with reporters and eats a popsicle at the Buffalo Wild Wings Day For Kids outside the Citrus Bowl on Wednesday.

Despite all of the rumors about Morris transferring, he plans to return, compete for the starting job again in 2016 and graduate the following spring.