Tate Forcier ineligible for Gator Bowl

Updated: December 30, 2010, 11:41 PM ET
Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Michigan backup quarterback Tate Forcier is academically ineligible for the Gator Bowl against No. 21 Mississippi State, a person familiar with the ruling said.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday on condition of anonymity because the school would only say Forcier "did not meet university standards."

Forcier, who was in Jacksonville for the bowl game, now is traveling back to Michigan.

The sophomore threw for 597 yards and four touchdowns ...

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