Wisconsin to play Wake Forest in the “Duke’s Mayo Bowl”; Four Other B1G Teams Accept Bowl Invites
The Wisconsin Badgers will go bowling for the 19th-consecutive season, after accepting an invitation to the Duke’s Mayo Bowl. Wisconsin will face the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in the December 30th game at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Badgers finished the season at 3-3 after claiming Paul Bunyan’s Axe for the 2nd straight year with a 20-17 overtime victory over Minnesota on Saturday. The Demon Deacons finished 4-4 on the season in the ACC, and enter the bowl matchup with Wisconsin on a two game losing streak. Two of Wake’s final four regular season contests – at Duke and vs. Florida State at home – were cancelled.
Wisconsin and Wake Forest have never played in football. Wisconsin is 9-9-1 all-time against teams currently in the ACC, including 4-1 in bowl games. Their last meeting with an ACC team was the 2018 Pinstripe Bowl, where the Badgers defeated Miami (FL) 35-3.
The Duke’s Mayo Bowl kicks off at 11 AM (central) on December 30th, and the game will be televised by ESPN.
In case you’re wondering – the bowl game is sponsored by Duke’s Mayonnaise – a brand of Mayo owned by the C.F. Sauer Company, based in Richmond, Virginia. The bowl had previously been known as the “Belk Bowl” since 2011.
Other Big Ten bowl matchups were announced on Sunday:
The third-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes will represent the Big Ten in the College Football Playoff again this season. OSU will play #2-seed Clemson in the Sugar Bowl, January 1st in New Orleans. It’s the third time the Buckeyes and Tigers will square off in the playoff – with Clemson winning both meetings, including a 29-23 win in the Fiesta Bowl last season.
The winner of Ohio State/Clemson will play the winner of the other semifinal between top-seeded Alabama and #4-seed Notre Dame in the National Championship game on January 11th in Miami.
#11 Indiana vs. Ole Miss – 11:30 AM – January 1st
#14 Northwestern vs. Auburn – Noon, January 1st
Music City Bowl:
#15 Iowa vs. Missouri – 3 PM – December 30th.