Georgia to face Louisville in 2014 Belk Bowl
The Georgia Bulldogs will face the Louisville Cardinals in the 2014 Belk Bowl on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, UGA has announced.
The Belk Bowl pits the ACC against the SEC at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. The game will be televised by ESPN at 6:30pm ET.
Georgia will be making their 50th appearance in a bowl game and first in the Belk Bowl.
The Bulldogs currently have a 27-19-3 record in bowls. This will be the Bulldogs’ 14th straight bowl appearance under Mark Richt and 18th consecutive overall.
A big storyline for the game is obviously the Bulldogs going up against their former defensive coordinator Todd Grantham.
“We are excited our team will have the opportunity to represent the Southeastern Conference in the Belk Bowl,” said UGA J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Greg McGarity. “This will be a completely new city and venue for our team and fans and I know we are all looking forward to the opportunity of visiting this dynamic city with first class facilities and attractions. And it’s an opportunity for our team to earn its 10th victory this season for the 21st time in our program history and ninth time under Coach Richt. Our fans have always been a big part of our success, and I’m confident they will support the team with their attendance in this bowl game.”
“The selection of our team to play for the first time in the Belk Bowl is a great opportunity for our team and especially our seniors,” said UGA head coach Mark Richt. “We’ve never been to Charlotte and it will be a new experience for our fans and all our players. Charlotte is an exciting city, has a great stadium, and will furnish first class competition with a quality opponent like Louisville. It will be a challenge for our team and we are looking forward to the game.”