Here’s where CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm thinks the Gators are going bowling

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Florida fell to just 4-4 on the season after Saturday’s 34-7 loss to the Georgia Bulldogs. The Gators were competitive for most of the first half and kept it close, but three touchdowns in two and a half minutes from UGA (capitalizing off a trio of Anthony Richardson turnovers) allowed it to stretch its lead before half.

UF was never able to recover, and now it enters the final four seasons without much to play for aside from avoiding the worst finish coach Dan Mullen has had at Florida. According to CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm, the Gators will be returning to Jacksonville on New Year’s Eve to take on in-state rival Miami in the Gator Bowl.

Though the Gator Bowl was a common landing spot for the team in the past, it hasn’t played in the game many times in recent years. The most recent was in 2011 when the Gators defeated Ohio State in the final game under coach Luke Fickell before Urban Meyer took over.

Miami leads the all-time series over the Gators 29-27, and in the seven contests between the two teams this century, UF has only won two of them. However, it did capture a win in the most recent game when it beat the Hurricanes 24-20 in Orlando to kick off the 2019 season.

This would be a disappointing outcome, no doubt, but it would at least provide a game with some intrigue in a historic and geographically close bowl game.

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