Jacksonville, FL. â€” December 4, 2011
Greg Smith, Chairman of the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl and Jacksonville & NE Florida President of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, announced today that the Ohio State University will play the University of Florida in the January 2, 2012 TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl.
The last meeting between these two storied programs was in the 2007 BCS National Championship game.
The Ohio State Buckeyes are the Big Ten representative and this matchup will mark Ohio Stateâ€™s second appearance in the Gator Bowl. Their first and only other appearance was in 1978 Gator Bowl. Ohio State has appeared in 12 different bowl games and the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl will be their 42nd bowl game.
For more information download the press release here.