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1979 Gator Bowl
Bowl Game
1 2 3 4 Total
University of Michigan 0 9 0 6 15
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 0 7 7 3 17
Date December 28, 1979
Season 1979
Stadium Gator Bowl Stadium
Location Jacksonville, Florida
MVP Matt Kupec (North Carolina QB), Amos Lawrence (North Carolina RB), John Wangler (Michigan QB), Anthony Carter (Michigan WR)
Attendance 70,407
United States TV coverage
Network ABC
Announcers: Keith Jackson, Ara Parseghian
Gator Bowl
 < 1978  1980

The 1979 Gator Bowl was a college football bowl game played on December 28, 1979. The North Carolina Tar Heels of the Atlantic Coast Conference defeated the Michigan Wolverines of the Big Ten Conference, 17–15.

TeamsEdit

Michigan WolverinesEdit

North Carolina Tar HeelsEdit

Scoring summaryEdit

First quarterEdit

  • No score

Second quarterEdit

  • Michigan - Virgil, 20-yard field goal
  • Michigan - Anthony Carter, 53-yard pass from John Wangler (kick failed)
  • North Carolina - Doug Paschal, 1-yard run (Hayes kick)

Third quarterEdit

  • North Carolina - Phil Farris 12-yard pass from Matt Kupec (Hayes kick)

Fourth quarterEdit

  • North Carolina - Hayes 32-yard field goal
  • Michigan - Anthony Carter 30-yard pss from B. J. Dickey (B.J. Dickey pass failed)

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