Memphis, Wake Forest to meet in Birmingham Bowl matchup

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              Memphis running back Darrell Henderson, center, runs past Central Florida defensive backs Rashard Causey (21) and  Richie Grant, right, for a 12-yard touchdown run during the first half of the American Athletic Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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Memphis (8-5, AAC) vs Wake Forest (6-6, ACC), Dec. 22, 12 p.m. ET

LOCATION: Birmingham, Alabama

TOP PLAYERS

Memphis: RB Darrell Henderson, 1,909 rushing yards, 22 touchdowns; 210 yards, 3 TDs in AAC title game.

Wake Forest: WR Greg Dortch, All-ACC as all-purpose back/return specialist; 89 catches, 1,078 yards, eight touchdowns.

NOTABLE

Memphis: Coming off 56-41 loss to No. 7 UCF in AAC title game. Had led 38-21 at halftime.

Wake Forest: Ended regular season with a 59-7 win over Duke. Dortch won the ACC’s Brian Piccolo Award after returning from an abdominal injury that ended his 2017 season.

LAST TIME

Memphis 42, Wake Forest 10. (Oct. 14, 1967)

BOWL HISTORY

Memphis: Is 4-6 in bowl games, including three straight losses. Fell 31-10 to Auburn in 2015 Birmingham Bowl.

Wake Forest: 13th bowl game. Has won two straight in postseason.