When: Jan. 2, 12:30 p.m. ET
The Game: First played in 1946, when Wake Forest defeated South Carolina in front of just over 7,000 fans, the Gator Bowl is now a regular resident of New Year's Day (or Jan. 2, this year). Still played in Jacksonville, Fla., it is now contested at ALLTEL Stadium. For the third year in a row, it will feature teams from the Big East and ACC.
The Teams: Louisville (9-2, 5-2) finished second in the Big East. Virginia Tech (10-2, 7-2) won the ACC Coastal and had the best regular-season record in the conference but lost the conference title game against Florida State.
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