Cincinnati heading to Belk Bowl

Cincinnati has accepted a bid to play in the Belk Bowl against Duke on Dec. 27 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.

The game will kick off at 6:30 p.m. ET and air on ESPN.

"We are pleased to accept a bid to the Belk Bowl," coach Butch Jones said in a statement. "We are excited by the prospect of a great number of Cincinnati fans being behind the team and helping us celebrate the holiday season in Charlotte.”

Cincinnati (9-3) just won at least a share of its fourth Big East title in the past five seasons. The Bearcats have an opportunity to post their fifth 10-win season in the past six years with a victory in this game.