(WXYZ) — Governor Gretchen Whitmer is declaring Dec. 31 as Chippewa Day and Wolverine Night in Michigan.
This comes as both the University of Michigan and Central Michigan University are set to play in their respective bowl games.
The Central Michigan University Chippewas will play against the Washington State Cougars in the Sun Bowl at noon and the University of Michigan Wolverines with play the Georgia Bulldogs in the Orange bowl at 7:30 p.m..
“I’m rooting for the Chippewas to fight hard and beat the Washington State Cougars in the 88th Sun Bowl,” Governor Gretchen Whitmer said. “I am confident that Coach McElwain will lead the Chippewas to the program’s 4th Bowl Game win."
The Central Michigan University Chippewas will face the Washington State Cougars in El Paso, Texas, capping off an 8-win season.
The Wolverines will face the Bulldogs in Miami for their third-ever College Football Playoff appearance. The winner of the Orange Bowl will go on to face the winner of the Cotton Bowl in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game on January 10, 2022.
“With a win at the Orange Bowl, the Wolverines will be National Championship bound,” Whitmer said. “My best wishes to Coach Harbaugh and the whole University of Michigan team as they take the field in their first College Football Playoff game."