2015 Belk Bowl: NC State vs Mississippi State

2015 Belk Bowl: NC State vs Mississippi State

Stadium: Bank of America Stadium

Location: Charlotte, NC

Date: Dec. 30, 3:30 p.m. on ESPN

Capacity: 73,298

ACC record in Belk Bowl: 7-6

With Bank of America Stadium in place, Raycom Sports began exploring possible options for collegiate events to be held in Charlotte. President & CEO of Raycom Sports, Ken Haines, envisioned a major college bowl game in Charlotte, garnering local support for a NCAA bowl bid for the Queen City.

On Sunday, December 8, 2002, Virginia and West Virginia officially accepted invitations to play in the inaugural Belk Bowl game. The matchup featured the No. 2 team from the ACC pitted against the No. 2 team from the Big East. A sellout crowd of 73,535 fans packed Bank of America Stadium, making it the fastest sellout in a first-year bowl game in history.

Concurrent with Belk’s sponsorship extension, the bowl game will feature the 2nd pooled selection from the ACC paired against the 2nd pooled selection in the SEC after the College Football Playoff.

ACC Selections Order:

College Football Playoff

Russell Athletic Bowl versus Big 12 #3

Bowl Selections pool (all have equal selection status get picks #3-6)

  • Belk Bowl versus SEC
  • Hyundai Sun Bowl versus Pac-12 #5
  • New Era Pinstripe Bowl versus Big Ten
  • Music City Bowl or the TaxSlayer Bowl versus SEC

From 2014-19, the Music City and TaxSlayer will each get ACC team three times. TaxSlayer has ACC priority this year after Music City used ACC in 2014.

Date Result Game MVP
December 30, 2014 Georgia: 37, Louisville: 14 Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia
December 28, 2013 North Carolina: 39, Cincinnati: 17 Ryan Switzer, WR, UNC
December 27, 2012 Cincinnati: 48, Duke: 34 Brendon Kay, QB, Cincinnati
December 27, 2011 NC State: 31, Louisville: 24 Mike Glennon, QB, NC State
December 31, 2010 South Florida: 31, Clemson: 26 B.J. Daniels, QB, USF
December 26, 2009 Pittsburgh: 19, North Carolina: 17 Dion Lewis, RB, Pitt
December 27, 2008 West Virginia: 31, North Carolina: 30 Pat White, QB, West Virginia
December 29, 2007 Wake Forest: 24, Connecticut: 10 Kenneth Moore, WR, Wake Forest
December 30, 2006 Boston College: 25, Navy: 24 JoLonn Dunbar, LB, Boston College
December 31, 2005 NC State: 14, South Florida: 0 Stephen Tulloch, LB, NC State
December 30, 2004 Boston College: 37, North Carolina: 24 Paul Peterson, QB, Boston College
December 27, 2003 Virginia: 23, Pittsburgh: 16 Matt Schaub, QB, Virginia
December 28, 2002 Virginia: 48, West Virginia: 22 Wali Lundy, RB, Virginia