Arkansas accepts bid to play Virginia Tech in Belk Bowl

CHARLOTTE, NC The Arkansas Razorbacks will go shopping for a third straight post-season win at the Belk Bowl later this month.

The Hogs accepted an invitation to play Virginia Tech in the game Dec. 29th at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC.

Arkansas will bring a 7-5 record into the game against the Hokies. Virginia Tech finished 9-4 on the season, winning the ACC Coastal Division championship. Tech lost to Clemson in Saturday night’s ACC conference championship game.

The Belk Bowl appearance will be the first for both Arkansas and Virginia Tech, and is the first-ever meeting between the two programs. Arkansas has now earned a bowl bid three straight years under head coach Bret Bielema.

Started in 2002 as the Continental Tire Bowl, Arkansas and Virginia Tech will play in the 15th game in the bowl’s history. Charlotte-based Belk Department Store became the title sponsor in 2011 and the Belk Bowl became one of the SEC’s bowl games in 2014. The SEC is 2-0 since it started playing in the Belk Bowl.