Belk Bowl

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Belk Bowl
BelkBowl Logo.jpeg
Stadium Bank of America Stadium
Location Charlotte, North Carolina
Operated 2002–present
Conference tie-ins ACC and SEC
Previous conference tie-ins AAC
Payout US$1,700,000 (as of 2015)[1]
Sponsors
Continental Tire (2002–2004)
Meineke Car Care Center (2004–2010)
Belk (2011–present)
Former names
Queen City Bowl (2002, working title)
Continental Tire Bowl (2002–2004)
Meineke Car Care Bowl (2005–2010)
2017 matchup
Wake Forest vs. Texas A&M (Wake Forest 55–52)
2018 matchup
Teams TBD (December 29, 2018)

The Belk Bowl is an annual college football bowl game played at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. The game was first played in 2002 as the Continental Tire Bowl after then-title sponsor Continental Tire. It was renamed the Meineke Car Care Bowl in 2004 after Meineke Car Care Center became the game's sponsor. The game then aqcuired the Belk Bowl name when Belk became the sponsor in 2011. The game currently features a matchup between the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and the Southeastern Conference (SEC).

History[edit]

A new college football based bowl game in Charlotte, North Carolina, was established in 2002 by Raycom Sports. The game was certified by the NCAA as the Queen City Bowl, which became the Continental Tire Bowl (2002–2004) and the Meineke Car Care Bowl (2005–2010), prior to its current name.

The game previously featured a matchup between the #5 selected Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) team and the #3 selected American Athletic Conference (AAC) (originally the bowl selected a team from the Big East Conference, until the conference's breakup in 2013).

In 2011, Charlotte-based department store chain Belk acquired the title sponsorship, initially for a three-year period which was to last through 2013. After the initial period, Belk announced a six-year extension of its sponsorship, through 2019.[2] Concurrent with Belk's sponsorship extension, the bowl will feature the second pooled selection from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) paired against the second pooled selection from the Southeastern Conference (SEC), after the College Football Playoff (CFP) teams are selected.

Game results[edit]

Name Date Played Winning Team Losing Team Attnd.[3]
2002 Continental Tire Bowl December 28, 2002 Virginia 48 No. 13 West Virginia 22 73,535
2003 Continental Tire Bowl December 27, 2003 Virginia 23 Pittsburgh 16 51,236
2004 Continental Tire Bowl December 30, 2004 No. 25 Boston College 37 North Carolina 24 73,258
2005 Meineke Car Care Bowl December 31, 2005 N.C. State 14 USF 0 57,937
2006 Meineke Car Care Bowl December 30, 2006 No. 23 Boston College 25 Navy 24 52,303
2007 Meineke Car Care Bowl December 29, 2007 Wake Forest 24 Connecticut 10 53,126
2008 Meineke Car Care Bowl December 27, 2008 No. 17 West Virginia 31 North Carolina 30 73,712
2009 Meineke Car Care Bowl December 26, 2009 Pittsburgh 19 North Carolina 17 50,389
2010 Meineke Car Care Bowl December 31, 2010 USF 31 Clemson 26 41,122
2011 Belk Bowl December 27, 2011 N.C. State 31 Louisville 24 58,427
2012 Belk Bowl December 27, 2012 Cincinnati 48 Duke 34 48,128
2013 Belk Bowl December 28, 2013 North Carolina 39 Cincinnati 17 45,211
2014 Belk Bowl December 30, 2014 No. 13 Georgia 37 No. 21 Louisville 14 45,671
2015 Belk Bowl December 30, 2015 Mississippi State 51 N.C. State 28 46,423
2016 Belk Bowl December 29, 2016 No. 18 Virginia Tech 35 Arkansas 24 46,902
2017 Belk Bowl December 29, 2017 Wake Forest 55 Texas A&M 52 32,784[4]

MVPs[edit]

Date played MVP School Position
December 28, 2002 Wali Lundy Virginia TB
December 27, 2003 Matt Schaub Virginia QB
December 30, 2004 Paul Peterson Boston College QB
December 31, 2005 Stephen Tulloch NC State LB
December 30, 2006 JoLonn Dunbar Boston College LB
December 29, 2007 Kenneth Moore Wake Forest WR
December 27, 2008 Pat White West Virginia QB
December 26, 2009 Dion Lewis Pittsburgh RB
December 31, 2010 B. J. Daniels South Florida QB
December 27, 2011 Mike Glennon NC State QB
December 27, 2012 Brendon Kay Cincinnati QB
December 28, 2013 Ryan Switzer North Carolina WR
December 30, 2014 Nick Chubb Georgia RB
December 30, 2015 Dak Prescott Mississippi State QB
December 29, 2016 Cam Phillips Virginia Tech WR
December 29, 2017 John Wolford Wake Forest QB

Most appearances[edit]

Teams with multiple appearances
Rank Team Appearances Record
1 North Carolina 4 1–3
2 North Carolina State 3 2–1
T3 Virginia 2 2–0
T3 Boston College 2 2–0
T3 Cincinnati 2 1–1
T3 Pittsburgh 2 1–1
T3 South Florida 2 1–1
T3 Wake Forest 2 2–0
T3 West Virginia 2 1–1
T3 Louisville 2 0–2
Teams with a single appearance

Won: Georgia, Mississippi State, Virginia Tech
Lost: Arkansas, Clemson, Connecticut, Duke, Navy, Texas A&M

Appearances by conference[edit]

Through the December 2017 playing, there have been 16 games (32 total appearances).

Rank Conference Appearances Wins Losses Pct.
1 ACC 16 9 7 .563
2 The American[n 1] 11 5 6 .455
3 SEC 4 2 2 .500
4 Independents[n 2] 1 0 1 .000
  1. ^ Following the 2013 split of the original Big East along football lines, the FBS schools reorganized as the American Athletic Conference, which retains the charter of the original Big East. Teams representing the Big East appeared in 10 games, compiling a 5–5 record.
  2. ^ Navy (2006)

Game Records[edit]

Team Performance vs. Opponent Year
Most points scored 55, Wake Forest vs. Texas A&M 2017
Fewest points allowed 0, N.C. State vs. South Florida 2005
Margin of Victory 26, Virginia vs. West Virginia 2002
First downs 36, Duke vs. Cincinnati 2012
Rushing yards 322, Navy vs. Boston College 2006
Passing yards 380, Mississippi State vs. N.C. State 2015
Total yards 646, Wake Forest vs. Texas A&M[5] 2017
Individual Player, Team Year
Points Scored 24, Wali Lundy, Virginia 2002
Passing touchdowns 4, Brendon Kay, Cincinnati
4, Dak Prescott, Mississippi State
4, John Wolford, Wake Forest[5]
2012
2015
2017
Rushing yards 266, Nick Chubb, Georgia 2014
Passing yards 380, Dak Prescott, Mississippi State 2015
Receiving yards 217, Hakeem Nicks, North Carolina 2008

Media Coverage[edit]

The Belk Bowl was televised by ESPN2 from 2002 through 2004. Since 2005, the bowl has been televised by ESPN.

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