Russell Athletic Bowl Matchup

Publish date:

Baylor (9-3, Big 12, No. 17 CFP) vs. North Carolina (11-2, ACC, No. 10 CFP), Dec. 29, 5:30 p.m. EST

LOCATION: Orlando, Florida


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.


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.


First meeting


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.