Football

Jehu Chesson caught his ninth touchdown of the season in Michigan's 41-7 rout of Florida in the Citrus Bowl.

In the end, Michigan’s season finished at a peak.

Redshirt junior running back Drake Johnson runs the ball in a game against Florida at the Citrus Bowl on Friday.

All year long, the three roommates have wanted to each score a touchdown in the same game.

Senior fullback Sione Houma celebrates his touchdown with fifth year senior quarterback Jake Rudock in a game against Florida at the Citrus Bowl.

Sure, it wasn’t the national championship, a Rose Bowl championship or a Big Ten championship, but for one day, it seemed like none of that mattered. Friday wasn’t the day to minimize Michigan’s feats.

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.