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Are Florida Gators bound for the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans?

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According to ESPN, the University of Florida will have a sweet time in its bowl this year.

Both of ESPN’s experts predict the Gators of coach Jim McElwain will play in the Sugar Bowl this year in New Orleans on Jan 1. Mark Schlabath says the Gators will play against Baylor. Brett McMurphy says it will be against Oklahoma.

For FSU, Schlabach says the Seminoles will play Dec. 31 against Houston in the Peach Bowl. McMurphy says FSU will play against Nebraska in the Dec. 26 Yankee Bowl.

Miami will play against Navy in the Military Bowl on Dec. 28. McMurphy says that Miami will play Middle Tennessee State in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Dec. 26.

Schlabach says that USF will stay home and play in the St. Petersburg Bowl against Middle Tennessee State. McMurphy said the Bulls will play Western Kentucky on Dec. 21 in the Miami Beach Bowl.

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