The South Carolina Gamecocks football team concluded the 2012 regular season ranked No. 10 in the BCS and got a invite to the Outback Bowl. USC will represent the SEC and take their 10-2 record to sunny Florida to clash with Michigan.
The New Year's Day game will be played at 1 p.m. Jan. 1 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.
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It will be the Gamecocks' fourth trip to the Outback Bowl since the 2000 season. This will be a good game against a good squad from the Big Ten, as Coach Brady Hoke's Michigan team finished the season 8-4, going 6-2 in the Big Ten. This trip to Tampa will prove worthy as it is likely to be sunny and will feature a showdown on the field. Look for USC to be favored by a lot and look for Michigan to not roll over as both teams would love to capture a win.
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