Michigan Claims Battle for Bowl Week Title

Wolverines win coveted Battle For Bowl Week Belt with victory in tiebreaker event

ATLANTA (Dec. 26, 2018) –  Michigan defeated Florida 3-2 to clinch this year’s Battle for Bowl Week competition, along with the coveted Battle for Bowl Week Championship Belt. The Wolverines were named Battle For Bowl Week Champions with a down to the wire victory in the Faceoff tiebreaker event after the teams were tied 2-2 following the first four contests.

Before the teams take the field on Dec. 29, players from Michigan and Florida tested their skills off the gridiron, going head-to-head in contests ranging from go-kart racing to trivia and shooting hoops, with the winner taking home the coveted Battle for Bowl Week Championship Belt.

The winner of the Battle for Bowl Week has gone on to win the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in six of the last eight games.

This year’s Battle for Bowl Week competitions and results:

Dec. 24:

Competition No. 1

Andretti Indoor Karting

Each team participated in go-kart racing at Andretti Indoor Karting.  Team members were given the opportunity to test their driving skills as part of the competition for this event.  The average lap time for each team were totaled and the team with the quickest average time was declared the winner for this event.

Winner: Michigan

Dec. 25:

Competition  No. 2

Basketball Challenge

Five members of each team participated in a Basketball Challenge in their respective team hotel. Each player received their own 45-second round to shoot from various locations around the hoop, with each place being worth a different point total. Highest cumulative team score determined the overall team winner for this event.

Winner: Michigan

Dec. 26:

Competition No. 3

Drop It Like It’s Hot

Four members of each team participated in this game.  Teams were shown multiple choice questions and had 15 seconds to discuss.  They were then allotted a fixed amount of points they could wager on each answer.  One-by-one, incorrect answers dropped off the screen along with any points they wagered on that answer.  The team with the most points at the end of the game won.

Winner: Florida

Competition No. 4

Football Feud

Four offensive players, four defensive players and two assistant coaches from both teams squared off in a football version of the popular game show “Family Feud.” Each team attempted to name the top answers to questions asked.  Football Feud is a two-round game. The team with the highest score at the end of the two rounds (or a tie-breaker) was declared the winner for this event.

Winner: Florida

Tiebreaker: Faceoff

Both teams participated in a single-elimination competition where players were asked to face in one direction or another based upon their answer to a series of trivia questions. The team with the last remaining player was named the winner of the event.

Winner: Michigan

For more information on the Battle for Bowl Week, please visit: http://www.chick-fil-apeachbowl.com/fans/battle-for-bowl-week/

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