Memphis, Wake Forest to meet in Birmingham Bowl matchup

              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)

Memphis (8-5, AAC) vs Wake Forest (6-6, ACC), Dec. 22, 12 p.m. ET

LOCATION: Birmingham, Alabama


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.


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.


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


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.