Just when the Michigan Wolverines thought they had hope by pinning the Florida Gators to 3rd-and-20, Gators running back Lamical Perine drove the dagger through the Wolverines’ heart with a 53-yard touchdown run.
A failed trick play forced Florida’s offense back into their own territory. Facing a long down and distance. If the Gators failed to convert, Michigan would get the ball back with a chance to make it a one-score game.
Instead, Perine took the carry and split Michigan’s defense right down the middle as he sprinted towards the end zone for the 53-yard score and a three-score lead for the Gators in the fourth quarter.
Perine goes the distance on 3rd and 20! https://t.co/uIz97J69TL
— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) December 29, 2018
Michigan came into the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl with one of the best defenses in the country, Perine made it look like Eastern Michigan’s defense.
The Gators are rolling to a blowout win, while Jim Harbaugh will be left facing even more questions with another looming loss to a top-10 team in embarrassing fashion.