UNC to play Baylor in Russell Athletic Bowl

North Carolina players celebrate following a 45-20 win over Duke in an NCAA college football game in Durham, N.C., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. (Gerry Broome)

The University of North Carolina will play Baylor in the 2015 Russell Athletic Bowl.



The game will be played on Dec. 29 in Orlando, Fla. at 5:30 p.m. EST.

TOP PLAYERS

Baylor: WR Corey Coleman, 74 catches for 1,363 yards and 20 touchdowns.

North Carolina: RB Elijah Hood, 1,345 yards rushing and 17 touchdowns.

NOTABLE

Baylor: Started the season 8-0 but then lost three of its last four games after struggling with injuries at quarterback. The Bears have used four different quarterbacks this season.

North Carolina: Marquise Williams broke his own single-season program record for yards rushing by a quarterback in the team's loss to Clemson on Saturday. He has 867 yards through 13 games. He's just the fifth player in ACC history to have 10,000 career yards gained.

LAST TIME

First meeting

BOWL HISTORY

Baylor: First appearance in Russell Athletic Bowl, sixth consecutive year in a bowl.

North Carolina: First appearance in Russell Athletic Bowl, 32nd bowl appearance in school history.

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