Tuesday, January 01, 2008

The Victors

Dick wanted to go to the Capital One Bowl in Orlando. My position was, what chance do we have playing against last year's National Champion and this year's Heisman trophy-winning running quarterback? So we didn't go. Well.....

WE WON !! The score was 41-35 - unbelievable! It was totally unexpected, and so, very, very enjoyable. The team was rested and healthy, and remarkably able to keep up with Florida. Yee-haw! And as Dick said, we didn't have the long drive home.
U-M Edges Florida in Bowl Game, Sends Carr Out a Winner
January 1, 2008 Site: Orlando, Fla. (Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium)
Event: Capital One Bowl
Score: Michigan 41, #9 Florida 35
Records: U-M (9-4), Florida (9-4)
Attendance: 69,748
Next U-M Event: Season completed
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The University of Michigan football team sent its seniors out and head coach Lloyd Carr into retirement with an emotional victory over ninth-ranked Florida in the 2008 Capital One Bowl, played New Year's Day at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. The Wolverines (9-4) concluded the game with 524 yards of total offense, including 373 through the air to seven different receivers. The game marked Carr's 162nd and final game as Michigan head coach. He finishes his 13-year head coaching career with a 122-40 overall record and six bowl victories (6-7).

A peaceful moment with Dylan during a most exciting day!