Devwah Whaley’s University of Arkansas has accepted an invitation to play in the 2016 Belk Bowl held at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, the school and the SEC announced.
Whaley in Action
Whaley in his first year as a running back for Arkansas who finished with a record of 7-5 will take on ACC Coastal Division champion Virginia Tech who closed out their season 9-4 on Thursday, Dec. 29 at 4:30 p.m. on ESPN.
The Belk Bowl appearance will be the first for both Arkansas and Virginia Tech, and is the first-ever meeting between the two programs. Arkansas has now earned a bowl bid three straight years under head coach Bret Bielema, a feat that has been accomplished six times in program history.
The only SEC West program to win a bowl game each of the last two years, Arkansas will be looking to make it three straight seasons with a postseason win for the first time in program history. The Razorbacks have won their last three bowl appearances dating back to the 2012 Cotton Bowl, which is the longest bowl win streak in Arkansas history. It will also be Arkansas’ first game against an ACC opponent since 1995 when it played North Carolina in the CarQuest Bowl.