#1. Michigan on Jan. 1st 2008 appeared in their 33rd consecutive bowl game. #2. Florida State last missed a bowl game in the 1981 season. #3. Florida last missed a bowl game in the 1990 season. #4. Virginia Tech last missed a bowl game in the 1992 season. Edit: Michigan failed to make a bowl game in the 2008 season after posting 3 total wins. The current active bowl streak is: 1. Florida State 2. Florida 3. Virginia Tech
Tonight...against VT !
the 2006 fiesta bowl
Michigan beat Tim Tebow's Florida Gators on Jan. 1, 2008 in the Capital 1 Bowl, 41-35.
Prior to the 2010 season, that was 1999 when they lost to Florida State in the last game of the regular season, Alabama in the SEC Championship Game, and Michigan State in the Florida Citrus Bowl.
Through the 2008 season, that was 1998 when Michigan defeated Washington State, 21-16.
Ohio State has won the last 4. In 2006, OSU won 42-39.
That was the 1974 season. Michigan's record that season was 10-1 and they were co Big 10 champions. However, this was at a time when the Big 10 only allowed one conference team to go to a bowl game, that being the conference winner that would go to the Rose Bowl. That edict was discontinued in 1975 and Michigan wound up going to the Orange Bowl while Ohio State went to the Rose Bowl.
1988 ... the Spartans defeated USC 20-17.