UNC, Duke and NC State get bowl bids in Orlando, Bronx and Charlotte

North Carolina’s bid to crash the college football playoff party was spoiled Saturday with a loss to Clemson, but they will still see the postseason as they have accepted a bid to the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

The Tar Heels will take on Baylor of the Big 12 in the Dec. 29 bowl game at the Citrus Bowl.

Duke, who struggled down the stretch before winning their season finale, will play against Indiana in the Pinstripe Bowl in the Bronx, NY, on Dec. 26.

NC State will stay close to home and take on Mississippi State from the SEC in the Belk Bowl. The Dec. 30 game at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte will be a 3:30 kickoff on ESPN.

A 10-win Appalachian State team fell short of winning the Sun Belt but will make the trip to Montgomery, Ala., on Dec. 19 to play Ohio in the Camellia Bowl.

And the inaugural FCS Celebration Bowl, which accepts the MEAC winner, will host North Carolina A&T. The Aggies beat out NC Central and Bethune-Cookman for the right to play Alcorn State on Dec. 19.

ACC Bowl Games:
Dec. 26 – Pinstripe Bowl (Bronx, NY): Duke vs. Indiana
Dec. 26 – Independence Bowl (Shreveport, La.): Virginia Tech vs. Tulsa
Dec. 26 – Sun Bowl (El Paso, Texas): Miami vs. Washington State
Dec. 28 – Military Bowl (Annapolis, Md.): Pittsburgh vs. Navy
Dec. 29 – Russell Athletic Bowl (Orlando, Fla.): North Carolina vs. Baylor
Dec. 30 – Belk Bowl (Charlotte, NC): NC State vs. Mississippi State
Dec. 30 – Music City Bowl (Nashville, Tenn.): Louisville vs. Texas A&M
Dec. 31 – Peach Bowl (Atlanta, Ga.): Florida State vs. Houston
Dec. 31 – Orange Bowl (Miami, FLA.): No. 1 Clemson vs. No. 4 Oklahoma

Other Notable Bowl Games:
Dec. 19 – Celebration Bowl (Atlanta, Ga.): Alcorn State vs. North Carolina A&T
Dec. 19 – Camellia Bowl (Montgomery, Ala.): Appalachian State vs. Ohio
Dec. 31 – Cotton Bowl (Arlington, Tex.): No. 3 Michigan State vs. No. 2 Alabama
Jan. 1 – Fiesta Bowl (Glendale, Ariz.): Notre Dame vs. Ohio State
Jan. 1 – Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, La.): Oklahoma State vs. Ole Miss
Jan. 1 – Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.): Iowa vs. Stanford
Jan. 11 – CFB Playoff National Championship (Glendale, Ariz.): Teams TBD

,North Carolina’s bid to crash the college football playoff party was spoiled Saturday with a loss to Clemson, but they will still see the postseason as they have accepted a bid to the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

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