North Carolina Confirmed As Bearcats Bowl Opponent

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For the second straight year the Bearcats will travel to Charrlotte to play a team from North Carolina. Last year it was Duke bowling for the first time in almost 20 years. This time its North Carolina, a team that is no stranger to bowling, or this contest as this will be their forth time in the game.

The confirmation comes from the Charlotte Observer

The Tar Heels (6-6) are going back to Charlotte for their fourth trip to the Belk Bowl. They will face Cincinnati (9-3), who won last year's Belk Bowl, on Dec. 28 at Bank of America Stadium.

The Tar Heels will enter the Belk Bowl at 6-6, just as Duke did a year ago. But the way they got to 6-6 is interesting. The Heels are a team of streaks. They lost the opener to South Carolina, rebounded against Middle Tennessee State and promptly proceeded to lose four in a row to Georgia Tech, ECU, Virginia Tech and Miami. They then went on a five game winning streak to achieve bowl eligibility, and then lost at home to the best Duke team in at least 20 years. A truly weird season if I am honest. There will be plenty of time in the coming weeks to get more in depth about the Heels.

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