Michigan defense contains Florida


Jake Rudock threw for 278 yards and three touchdowns and Michigan’s defense dominated throughout in the No. 17 Wolverines’ 41-7 victory on Friday over 19th-ranked Florida in the Citrus Bowl.

In a game billed as a battle of two of the top defenses in the Big Ten and Southeastern Conference, the Wolverines’ offense shined bright in their first bowl victory since 2012.

Michigan (10-3) had three touchdown drives of at least 70 yards and finished with 503 yards of offense against a Florida defense that entered the game ranked sixth nationally. Leading by 10 at the half, Michigan scored on each of its first two possessions in the third quarter.