The Game

The Belk Bowl returns each year to Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, home of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. This exciting championship game features a matchup of the No. 2 pooled selection from the Southeastern Conference against the No. 2 pooled selection from the Atlantic Coast Conference after the College Football Playoff. In 2003, The Sports Business Journal named the Bowl one of the five best startups in the sports world over the past five years.

Date: December 30, 2014
Time: 6:30pm EST
Location: Charlotte, N.C.
Stadium: Bank of America Stadium
Founded: 2002
Teams: ACC vs. SEC
Title Sponsor: Belk
Television: ESPN

Read more about the history of the Bowl.

2012 | Cincinnati 48, Duke 34

2012
  • 33 new Belk Bowl records set
  • Cincinnati scored game-winning touchdown with 44 seconds left
  • Teams combined for 1,114 yards of total offense
  • Duke's Will Monday recorded a 79-yard punt
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2009 | Pittsburgh 19, North Carolina 17

2009
  • Third time in four years bowl was decided by two points or less
  • Television audience of over 4.5 million viewers, a new high for the Bowl
  • Estimated economic impact of over $25 million to the city
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2008 | West Virginia 31, North Carolina 30

2008
  • Third sellout in seven years, with a crowd of 73,712
  • Television audience of over 4.4 million viewers, a new high for the Bowl
  • Ranked fourth in total attendance for all bowl games, behind only the BCS National Championship, Cotton Bowl and Fiesta Bowl
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2007 | Wake Forest 24, UConn 10

2007
  • First time a conference champion in game - UConn (Big East Co-Champions)
  • Television audience of over 3.6 million viewers
  • Largest single gathering of Wake fans in history anywhere
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2006 | Boston College 25, Navy 24

2006
  • Two 9-3 teams - best overall records to date in the Bowl
  • Top two teams in terms of overall graduation rates in Division I Football
  • Television rating of 3.7- one of the highest non-BCS bowls for ESPN that year
  • Estimated economic impact of over $20 million to the city
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2005 | NC State 14, South Florida 0

2005
  • Highest ticket sales volume by NC State to a bowl game
  • First NC State bowl shutout in school history
  • Estimated economic impact of over $20 million to the city
  • 2006 NFL #1 overall draft pick Mario Williams played in game
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2004 | Boston College 37, North Carolina 24

2004
  • Highest-viewed college bowl game in the history of ESPN2
  • Largest ticket sales volume by the University of North Carolina for a bowl game
  • Estimated economic impact to the city of $23 million
  • 4th-highest ticket sales for all bowls in 2004-05 and second sellout for the bowl
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2003 | Virginia 23, Pittsburgh 16

2003
  • Highest-viewed college bowl game in the history of ESPN2
  • Largest ticket sales volume by the University of Virginia to a bowl game
  • Estimated crowd of over 32,000 for the Pep Rally on December 26
  • Estimated economic impact of $30 million to the city
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2002 | Virginia 48, West Virginia 22

2002
  • Second largest crowd to attend an inaugural bowl game in history
  • Second-highest viewed college bowl in the history of ESPN2
  • Largest attendance outside of the BCS bowls
  • Estimated economic impact of $46 million to the city
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