Date set for 2011 Chick-fil-A Bowl

The Chick-fil-A Bowl will play its 44th annual rivalry game between the ACC and SEC on Dec. 31 at 7:30 p.m. ET in the Georgia Dome, bowl officials announced today.

(Pssst, Chris Low, the ACC leads the series, 10-9.)

It's the longest-running rivalry game between conferences in the nation.

The Chick-fil-A Bowl gets the first selection from the ACC after the Discover Orange Bowl. The game will be televised on ESPN. The 2010 game between Florida State and South Carolina had a TV rating of 5.0 and a peak of 8.4 million viewers, making it the most-viewed Chick-fil-A Bowl in history and the top-rated non-BCS game on ESPN.