This was a good summary of Michigan 1st bowl trip to Jacksonville, FL Gator Bowl back in 1979 with photos. Not a good result, but Michigan played very well.
The game was played on December 28th (not yet a New Year's Day game) and was broadcast at 7 p.m. EST (night game).
One of Michigan's finest defensive teams from an experience stand point. Some notable Wolverine players: WR Anthony Carter, DE Curt Greer, LB Ron Simpkins, TB Roosevelt Smith, QB John Wangler and TE Doug Marsh.
UNC's stars were DE/LB Lawrence Taylor, TB Amos Lawrence, QB Matt Kupec.