TAMPA, Fla. — Michigan and South Carolina gathered for a bowling competition Wednesday night in Tampa as part of the Outback Bowl's annual festivities.

Both teams were ultimately separated after plenty of trash talking followed the conclusion of the bowling event.

Players from both rosters convened toward the middle of Tampa's Splitsville Luxury Lanes bowling after a spirited, friendly bowling competition between both sides. From there, significant trash talk from both sides broke out before staffers and security were able to separate both parties.

No punches were thrown during the situation and both teams parted ways after the night's event.

Michigan and South Carolina will play in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1 (noon, ESPN) at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

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