Michigan to face Alabama in Citrus Bowl
Monday, December 9, 2019

(UNDATED) - One team unusually absent from the CFP and New Year's Six games is Alabama, who will face Michigan in the Vrbo Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1. It's the Crimson Tide's first Citrus Bowl since 1995, when they took down Ohio State. Michigan is making its sixth visit to the Citrus Bowl, where they're 4-1. Memphis is going to the Cotton Bowl to represent the Group of 5 teams after winning the American Athletic Conference title. The Tigers (12-1) will play Penn State (10-2) on Dec. 28 at AT&T Stadium, the home stadium of the Dallas Cowboys. Oregon will face Wisconsin in the 106th edition of the Rose Bowl on January 1. These These schools are regular New Year's Day visitors to Pasadena; Wisconsin is in the Rose Bowl for the fourth time in 10 seasons, albeit the first in seven years, while Oregon earned its fourth berth in 11 seasons. This game is a rematch of the 2012 Rose Bowl, in which Oregon beat Wisconsin 45-38 in one of the highest-scoring editions of the game. Virginia and Florida are headed to the Orange Bowl in Miami Gardens, Florida, on Dec. 30. Baylor and Georgia will attempt to bounce back from losses in their respective conference championship games when they face each other in the Sugar Bowl on New Year's Day in New Orleans. Western Michigan University will play in its third bowl game in the last four season by meeting Western Kentucky in the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl on Monday December 20 in Dallas.