One of the best parts of the holiday season is all of the great college football bowl action, and we are in for a real treat in this year’s Orange Bowl. The #6 ranked Michigan Wolverines will take on the #10 ranked Florida State Seminoles in a must-see clash of college football powerhouses.
This will be the third time Michigan (10-2) has ever played against Florida State (9-3), and the series will get its long-awaited rubber match. The Wolverines won the first meeting, beating the Seminoles 20-18 in Ann Arbor in 1986. They played again in Ann Arbor in 1991, but this time around, Florida State beat the hell out of Michigan 51-31 to even things up.
Michigan will be making their 45th bowl appearance in school history, and they will look improve on their 21-23 bowl record. This will be the Wolverines’ third Orange Bowl appearance, as they previously lost to Oklahoma 14-6 in 1976 and beat Alabama 35-34 in 2000.
Florida State is also no stranger to the bright lights of bowl games. This will be their 46th bowl appearance in school history, and they have compiled a stellar 27-16-2 record up to this point. But Orange Bowls haven’t been quite as kind to the Seminoles, as they have gone 4-5 in these bowls through their first nine appearances.
Now that you got a little history lesson on this matchup, let’s break down everything you need to know about the 2016 Orange Bowl.
2016 Orange Bowl Viewing Details
Teams: Michigan Wolverines vs. Florida State Seminoles
Location: Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida
Date: Friday, December 30, 2016
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: ESPN
Spread: Michigan -6.5, O/U 52.5
2016 Orange Bowl Ticket Information
If you’re looking to pick up a ticket to watch the Orange Bowl in person, heading to Ticketmaster or StubHub is probably your best bet. Currently on Ticketmaster, the cheapest seat available is in Section 341, Row 27 for the price of $125.00. On StubHub, the cheapest seat currently available is in Section 308, Row 30 for $93.00.