Belk Bowl – Virginia Tech (9-4, Atlantic Coast Conference) vs. Arkansas (7-5, Southeastern Conference), Dec. 29, 5:30 p.m. EST
LOCATION: Charlotte, North Carolina
Virginia Tech: QB Jerod Evans, 3,039 yards passing and 26 touchdowns, 713 yards rushing with eight TDs.
Arkansas: RB Rawleigh Williams III, 1,326 yards rushing, 12 touchdowns.
Virginia Tech: The 18th-ranked Hokies won the ACC Coastal Division in the first year of the post-Frank Beamer era. They won five of six entering the league title game before losing to Clemson when their late rally was stopped by the playoff-bound Tigers.
Arkansas: The Razorbacks epitomized inconsistency this season, with a 21-point rout of SEC East champ Florida sandwiched between losses to Auburn and LSU in which they were outscored 94-13.
Virginia Tech: First appearance in the Belk Bowl; 30th bowl appearance in school history.
Arkansas: First appearance in the Belk Bowl; 42nd bowl appearance in school history.