Florida opens as a four-point underdog against Michigan

Published Dec. 7, 2015 12:53 p.m. ET

After dropping two-straight games, Florida will enter the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl against Michigan as a four-point underdog. 

There are numerous parallels between both teams. These immensely-proud programs have enjoyed success at the highest levels throughout their illustrious histories. As of late, inconsistency and an underachieving nature has emanated throughout Ann Arbor and Gainesville, respectively. 

However, the recent coaching changes have given Michigan and Florida renewed senses of excitement.  

This game will feature two very good defenses. On first glance, one would expect this to be a somewhat low-scoring affair. 

A win would give Michigan a 10-win season for the first time since 2011. 

(h/t Mlive)