Texas A&M, Wake Forest to meet in Charlotte's Belk Bowl

COLLEGE STATION TX- NOVEMBER 04 Jarrett Stidham #8 of the Auburn Tigers is sacked by Tyrel Dodson #25 of the Texas A&M Aggies and Anthony Hines III #19 at Kyle Field

COLLEGE STATION TX- NOVEMBER 04 Jarrett Stidham #8 of the Auburn Tigers is sacked by Tyrel Dodson #25 of the Texas A&M Aggies and Anthony Hines III #19 at Kyle Field

Alternatively, this will be the ninth straight bowl appearance for Texas A&M.

Texas A&M is on pace to possibly have another eight win season on tap.

Wake Forest, a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, boasts a 7-5 record, led by quarterback John Wolford, who has passed for 2,792 yards with 25 touchdowns to just six interceptions.

The Belk Bowl, which takes place in Charlotte, N.C. on December 29, has been around since 2002.

The Aggies recently fired head coach Kevin Sumlin and hired former Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher to the same position.

For the 2017 Belk Bowl, Wake Forest is designated the away team and Texas A&M is designated the home team.

Multi-platinum-selling country music artist Scotty McCreery will be the headline act at the 2017 Belk Bowl FanFest Concert.


The schools are meeting in football for the first time. Wake Forest is ranked 107th in the nation in total defense and allowed more than 30 points in five games.

Texas A&M, from the Southeastern Conference, owns a 7-5 record.

The Citrus Bowl is allowed to make first selection for an SEC representative.

Belk has been the title sponsor of the Belk Bowl since 2011, working to help increase the Bowl's visibility both regionally and nationally.

Because three SEC teams were selected for New Year's Six Games, and by agreement in the SEC Bowl Pool structure, a team from the SEC was not available to participate in the Liberty Bowl for this season.

The Aggies opened this season with a 45-44 loss at UCLA. "We're going to have an exciting football game and an exciting bowl week".

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