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North Carolina Confirmed As Bearcats Bowl Opponent

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.

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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.