Venue: Belk Bowl
When: Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 5:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Where: Charlotte, N.C. - Bank of America Stadium
Who: Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Virginia Tech Hokies
The ACC and SEC are traditional rivals in the postseason, but the Virginia Tech Hokies and Arkansas Razorbacks aren't exactly normal combatants in bowl games. That said, they're going to come together in the 2016 Belk Bowl, a game that could end up featuring a ton of points if these two offenses are playing at their best.
The Hokies scored at least 34 points in each of their last three games, and they had a ton of offense in that span. They've got a real gamer in Jerod Evans, a man playing in his first bowl game against an Arkansas defense that has had some problems this year against significantly lesser quarterbacks than this. The Razorbacks struggled in the SEC West once again this season, and if they can't figure out how to get out of the chute in good form in this game, they could be in for a track meet, something that Bret Bielema knows that he doesn't want to ultimately get into like we saw against Auburn earlier this year.
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Opening Line: Virginia Tech -6.5
Preview: The Virginia Tech Hokies probably came closer than anyone gave them credit for to winning the ACC and crashing into the New Year's Six while simultaneously ending Clemson's hopes for a National Championship. Now, they're playing in the Belk Bowl against the Arkansas Razorbacks in a not-so-traditional clash in the traditional ACC vs. SEC rivalry. Continue...
Who will win the NCAA Belk Bowl?
College Bowl betting fans in the Big East and in the ACC, head to Bank of America Stadium in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina, for the Belk Bowl, in a highly anticipated winter football match-up. On Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. ET, the ESPN crew will make sure that the sports bettors that are not taking part of the on field action, can see the game at home.
Featuring some of the top teams from these two prestigious divisions, the Belk Bowl is guaranteed to provide NCAA football fans with an intense postseason College bowl betting rivalry!
Bet on this years Belk Bowl teams from the SEC and ACC take the field at Bank of America Stadium in search of bragging rights and a coveted postseason title.
As far as college football bettors are concerned, the annual Belk Bowl matchup looks like a value-packed venture that gridiron gamblers will have a good chance of cashing in against, no matter whether they like backing the Favorite or Underdog.
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One of the first things to look for when examining the college football bowl odds is the current form of the teams. Some teams are coming into the bowl game playing very well, while others are coming in flat or disappointed.
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The Belk Bowl is one of college football's more recent holiday traditions. The Belk Bowl first entered the sports odds market in 2002, and the game is held at Bank of America Stadium, a venue shared by the Carolina Panthers. The Belk Bowl hosts some of the most amazing, exciting games college football has to offer, boasting ranked match-ups between the major conferences such as the Big East and ACC for the prestigious title of "Belk Bowl Champion."
The Belk Bowl is played during the final week of December each year. The Belk Bowl, originally called the Meineke Car Care Bowl, was originally founded by Continental Tire and is now widely considered to be a major collegiate event!
Now sponsored by the American department store chain Belk, the Belk Bowl is now one of the season's most popular college bowl games. Belk Bowl games are broadcast nationwide by the ESPN network.
The teams that have traditionally played in the game have changed, and the combatants will now feature a team from the Big East and the Naval Academy if it qualifies for the postseason. This is a game whose tradition grows by the year, so act now to see what all the buzz is about.
|Date Played||Winning Team||Losing Team|
|December 28, 2002||Virginia||48||West Virginia||22|
|December 27, 2003||Virginia||23||Pittsburgh||16|
|December 30, 2004||Boston College||37||North Carolina||24|
|December 31, 2005||North Carolina State||14||South Florida||0|
|December 30, 2006||Boston College||25||Navy||24|
|December 29, 2007||Wake Forest||24||Connecticut||10|
|December 27, 2008||West Virginia||31||North Carolina||30|
|December 26, 2009||Pittsburgh||19||North Carolina||17|
|December 31, 2010||South Florida||31||Clemson||26|
|December 27, 2011||North Carolina State||31||Louisville||24|
|December 27, 2012||Cincinnati||48||Duke||34|
|December 28, 2013||North Carolina||39||Cincinnati||17|
*Note: All times Eastern
|New Mexico Bowl||Dec. 17||2 p.m.||Albuquerque, N.M.||New Mexico vs. UTSA|
|Las Vegas Bowl||Dec. 17||3:30 p.m.||Las Vegas, Nev.||Houston vs. San Diego St.|
|Camellia Bowl||Dec. 17||5:30 p.m.||Montgomery, Ala.||Appalachian St. vs. Toledo|
|Cure Bowl||Dec. 17||5:30 p.m.||Orlando, Fla.||Arkansas St. vs. UCF|
|New Orleans Bowl||Dec. 17||9 p.m.||New Orleans, La.||Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Southern Mississippi|
|Miami Beach Bowl||Dec. 19||2:30 p.m.||Miami, Fla.||Central Michigan vs. Tulsa|
|Boca Raton Bowl||Dec. 20||7 p.m.||Boca Raton, Fla.||West. Kentucky vs. Memphis|
|Poinsettia Bowl||Dec. 21||9 p.m.||San Diego, Calif.||BYU vs. Wyoming|
|Potato Bowl||Dec. 22||7 p.m.||Boise, Idaho||Colorado St. vs. Idaho|
|Bahamas Bowl||Dec. 23||1 p.m.||Nassau, Bahamas||Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion|
|Armed Forces Bowl||Dec. 23||4:30 p.m.||Fort Worth, Tex.||Louisiana Tech vs. Navy|
|Dollar General||Dec. 23||8 p.m.||Mobile, Ala.||Ohio vs. Troy|
|Hawaii Bowl||Dec. 24||8 p.m.||Honolulu, Hawaii||Hawaii vs. Middle Tennessee|
|St. Petersburg Bowl||Dec. 26||11 a.m.||St. Petersburg, Fla.||Miami (OH) vs. Mississippi St.|
|Quick Lane Bowl||Dec. 26||2:30 p.m.||Detroit, Mich.||Boston College vs. Maryland|
|Independence Bowl||Dec. 26||5 p.m.||Shreveport, La.||NC State vs. Vanderbilt|
|Heart of Dallas Bowl||Dec. 27||Noon||Dallas, Texas||Army vs. North Texas|
|Military Bowl||Dec. 27||3:30 p.m.||Annapolis, Md.||Temple vs. Wake Forest|
|Holiday Bowl||Dec. 27||7 p.m.||San Diego, Calif.||Minnesota vs. Wash. St.|
|Cactus Bowl||Dec. 27||10:15 p.m.||Phoenix, Ariz.||Baylor vs. Boise State|
|Pinstripe Bowl||Dec. 28||2 p.m.||New York, NY||Northwestern vs. Pittsburgh|
|Russell Athletic Bowl||Dec. 28||5:30 p.m.||Orlando, Fla.||Miami (Fla.) vs. West Virginia|
|Foster Farms Bowl||Dec. 28||8:30 p.m.||Santa Clara, Calif.||Indiana vs. Utah|
|Texas||Dec. 28||9 p.m.||Houston, Texas||Kansas St. vs. Texas A&M|
|Birmingham Bowl||Dec. 29||2 p.m.||Birmingham, Ala.||South Carolina vs. South Fla.|
|Belk Bowl||Dec. 29||5:30 p.m.||Charlotte, N.C.||Arkansas vs. Virginia Tech|
|Alamo Bowl||Dec. 29||9 p.m.||San Antonio, Texas||Colorado vs. Oklahoma St.|
|Arizona||Dec. 30||5:30 p.m.||Tucson, Ariz.||Air Force vs. South Alabama|
|Liberty Bowl||Dec. 30||Noon||Memphis, Tenn.||Georgia vs. TCU|
|Sun Bowl||Dec. 30||2 p.m.||El Paso, Texas||North Carolina vs. Stanford|
|Music City Bowl||Dec. 30||3:30 p.m.||Nashville, Tenn.||Nebraska vs. Tennessee|
|Orange Bowl||Dec. 30||8 p.m.||Miami Gardens, Fla.||Florida State vs. Michigan|
|Peach Bowl College Football Playoff Semifinal||Dec. 31||3 p.m.||Atlanta, Ga.||Alabama vs. Washington|
|Fiesta Bowl College Football Playoff Semifinal||Dec. 31||7 p.m.||Glendale, Ariz.||Clemson vs. Ohio State|
|TaxSlayer Bowl||Dec. 31||11 a.m.||Jacksonville, Fla.||Georgia Tech vs. Kentucky|
|Citrus Bowl||Dec. 31||11 a.m.||Orlando, Fla.||Louisville vs. LSU|
|Outback Bowl||Jan. 2||1 p.m.||Tampa, Fla.||Florida vs. Iowa|
|Cotton Bowl||Jan. 2||1 p.m.||Arlington, Texas||Western Mich. vs. Wisconsin|
|Rose Bowl||Jan. 2||5 p.m.||Pasadena, Calif.||Penn State vs. USC|
|Sugar Bowl||Jan. 2||8:30 p.m.||New Orleans, La.||Auburn vs. Oklahoma|
|CFP National Championship||Jan. 9||TBD||Tampa, Fla.||Peach Winner vs. Fiesta Winner|
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