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SUGAR BOWL

 Who: No. 4 Florida (11-1) vs. No. 22 Louisville (10-2).

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 Where: The Superdome, New Orleans.

 When: 8:30 p.m. (ESPN).

 At a glance: Florida missed out playing for the national title because of its loss to Georgia, but still could finish in the top three in the nation with a convincing victory . . . Louisville is making its first appearance in the Sugar Bowl and second in a BCS bowl . . . Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater ranks eighth in the nation in pass efficiency and averages 287.7 yards passing . . . Florida’s defense ranks first in pass defense efficiency . . . Florida RB Mike Gillislee has rushed for 1,104 yards and 10 TDs this season . . . WR DeVante Parker of Louisville has 712 yards and nine TDs receiving . . . The Gators, making their 40th bowl appearance and ninth in the Sugar Bowl, have won a school-record four straight bowls, a streak that dates to their Jan. 8, 2009 BCS title victory over Oklahoma . . . Louisville coach Charlie Strong was Florida’s defense coordinator from 2003-09, which spanned the Gators’ past two national titles, in the 2006 and 2008 seasons.

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