Sunday, December 4, 2011

BUCKEYES TO FACE FLORIDA IN 2012 TAXSLAYER.COM GATOR BOWL JAN. 2

COLUMBUS — Ohio State has accepted an invitation to play the University of Florida in the 2012 TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl in Jacksonville on Jan. 2, the school announced on Sunday evening.

The Buckeyes (6-6) — who have suffered three-straight losses — will face a Florida team (6-6) which has fell to defeat in six of their last eight games.

It will be the first time the two teams have faced each other since the 2007 BCS Championship Game in Glendale (Ariz.), where the Gators won 41-14.

The kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. and will be televised nationally on ESPN2.