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ACC teams learn their bowl destinations
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ACC teams learn their bowl destinations

Published Dec. 7, 2015 11:47 a.m. ET

On Sunday the bowl destinations for the nine ACC teams that qualified for the postseason were announced and there are plenty of intriguing matchups on the docket.

Clemson (13-0) earned the No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoffs after topping No. 10 North Carolina (11-2) in the ACC title game and as a result will face No. 4 Oklahoma (11-1) on Dec. 31 at 4 p.m. in the Orange Bowl in Miami in a CFP semifinal matchup.

The Tar Heels, who saw their 11-game winning streak come to an end on Saturday, will face No. 17 Baylor (9-3) in the Russell Athletic Bowl at 5:30 p.m. Like UNC, Baylor lost its conference title game and will be looking to end the year on a positive note.

No. 9 Florida State (10-2) will play in a New Year’s Six bowl against AAC champions, No. 18 Houston (12-1), when they square off in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on Dec. 31 at noon.


N.C. State (7-5) will clash with Mississippi State (8-4) in the Belk Bowl, which will be played on Dec. 30 at 3:30 p.m.

An up-and-down season for Duke (7-5) will come to end when it takes on Indiana (6-6) in the Pinstripe Bowl in Yankee Stadium.

Miami (8-4) came on late in the season and will look to continue its momentum when it faces Washington State (8-4) in the Sun Bowl in El Paso on Dec. 26 at 2 p.m.

Louisville (7-5) earned an invite to the Music City Bowl and will take on Texas A&M (8-4) on Dec. 30 at 7 p.m.

The Military Bowl invite went to Pitt (8-4), who will collide with No. 21 Navy (9-2) and its Heisman candidate quarterback Keenan Reynolds at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 28.

Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer will coach his final game in the Independence Bowl in Louisiana when the Hokies face Tulsa (6-6) on Dec. 26 at 5:45 p.m.

Beamer has led his team to 23 straight bowl appearances, a streak that ironically started with the Independence Bowl in 1993. 


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