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2023 DUKE’S MAYO BOWL: West Virginia Mountaineers vs. North Carolina Tar Heels — Pre-game updates, TV info, betting odds and more

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Date: Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Time: 5:30PM ET

Location: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

NCAA Football: Duke’s Mayo Bowl-Wake Forest vs Wisconsin Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports


Channel: ESPN

Announcers: Matt Barrie (PBP), Dan Mullen (analyst), and Harry Lyles Jr. (reporter)

Online Streaming: ESPN with a valid cable/streaming subscription

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Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Radio Affiliates) | WVU Gameday App (Apple | Android) | SiriusXM Channel 84 or online at SiriusXM 84

Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi (PBP), Dwight Wallace (analyst), Jed Drenning (sideline), Andrew Caridi, and John Antonik (Pre/Postgame Show)

Betting Odds: West Virginia -6.5, Total 56.5 via DraftKings Sportsbook

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Where are they from? Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Series History: This will be just the third meeting between the Mountaineers and the Tar Heels, with the series split 1-1. West Virginia beat UNC, 31-30, in the 2008 Meineke Car Care Bowl — Pat White’s final game.

Current Record: 8-4 (4-4 ACC). UNC started the season 6-0 before going 2-4 on the backend of the season.

Head Coach: Mack Brown — 15th season (1988-97, 2019-Now)

NCAA Football: North Carolina at North Carolina State Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports


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