Michigan tight end Devin Asiasi (2) celebrates his touchdown reception with offensive lineman Mason Cole (52) in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Penn State at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.
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Michigan vs. South Carolina
Records: Michigan is 8-4; South Carolina is 8-4
Radio: 98.3 FM
Series: South Carolina leads 2-1
Favorite: Michigan by 7½
Notes: This is Michigan's sixth appearance in the Outback Bowl, more than any other Big Ten team. ... There are 10 Floridians on Michigan's roster, including Mason Cole, from nearby Tarpon Springs, who is slated to start his program-tying 51st consecutive game. ... Running back Karan Higdon of Sarasota, Fla., is 71 rushing yards shy of 1,000 for the season. ... The Wolverines are 25-8-1 all-time against SEC schools. ... South Carolina has created an SEC-best 23 turnovers. The Gamecocks rank 17th nationally in turnover margin. ... In its four losses, South Carolina averaged just 12.5 points per game. ... South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley has thrown seven interceptions in the past four games.
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