CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Duke Blue Devils will make their first bowl appearance since 1994, taking on the Cincinnati Bearcats in the 11th annual Belk Bowl Dec. 27 in Charlotte.
It's the first appearance for both schools in the Belk Bowl.
Duke finished the season with a 6-6 record, including a 3-5 mark in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The Blue Devils won six of their first eight games. They beat rival North Carolina 33-30 to become bowl eligible, but lost their final four contests. Coach David Cutcliffe was named the 2012 ACC Coach of the Year and nine Blue Devils earned All-ACC recognition.
Cincinnati (9-3 overall, 5-2 in the Big East) won their first five games and then four of their last five contests to earn a share of the Big East title.
"Duke has made great strides this season and we are very proud to have them representing the ACC against the Co-Champions of the Big East," Belk Bowl executive director Will Webb said. "We feel that the Blue Devils will provide a good matchu...