Kentucky's bowl destination, opponent finalized
Winning the final three games of their regular season, the Kentucky Wildcats currently stand at 7-5.
Reaching the seven-win mark for the fourth consecutive season under head coach Mark Stoops, the program found out their bowl destination on Sunday.
Via the Belk Bowl’s official Twitter account:
— Belk Bowl (@belkbowl) December 8, 2019
Taking place at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte – home of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers – the Wildcats and Hokies will meet on December 31.
Wrapping up their regular season at 8-4, Virginia Tech extended their bowl streak to an astounding 27 years. In his fourth season at the helm after coming over from Memphis, Justin Fuente’s team did, however, lose to in-state rival Virginia for the first time since 2003.
After falling to Georgia Tech in the 2016 Gator Bowl in Jacksonville and Northwestern in the 2017 Music City Bowl in Nashville, the Wildcats broke through for Stoops’ first bowl win during his tenure in Lexington by topping Penn State in last season’s Citrus Bowl in Orlando.
Last meeting in 1987, Kentucky and Virginia Tech have played 19 times dating back to 1926, with the Wildcats holding an 11-6-2 edge in the series.