Duke to face Cincinnati in the Belk Bowl Dec. 27

Duke to face Cincinnati in the Belk Bowl Dec. 27

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Duke wide receiver Austin Kelly, left, breaks away from Virginia's Vic Hall (4) on a long reception in the first half of an NCAA college football game at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009. (AP Photo/News & Observer,Ted Richardson)

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on December 3, 2012 at 9:54 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Duke Blue Devils will make their first bowl appearance since 1994, taking on the Cincinnati Bearcats in the 11th annual Belk Bowl Dec. 27 in Charlotte.
 
It's the first appearance for both schools in the Belk Bowl.
 
Duke finished the season with a 6-6 overall record, including a 3-5 in the ACC.
 
The Blue Devils won six of their first eight games. They beat rival North Carolina 33-30 to become bowl eligible, but lost their final four contests. Coach David Cutcliffe was named the 2012 ACC Coach of the Year and nine Blue Devils earned All-ACC recognition.
 
Cincinnati (9-3 overall, 5-2 in the Big East) won their first five games and then four of their last five contests to earn a share of the Big East title.

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