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BOWL SEASON: Louisville in Belk (Dec. 30); WKU in Bahamas (Dec. 24)

Louisville wide receiver DeVante Parker, left, and WKU quarterback Brandon Doughty
Louisville wide receiver DeVante Parker, left, and WKU quarterback Brandon Doughty

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — No. 21 Louisville meets No. 13 Georgia on Dec. 30 (6:30 p.m., ESPN) in the Belk Bowl that matches Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Grantham against his former team.

Grantham was Georgia's defensive coordinator from 2010-13 before taking over the same position at Louisville this season.

It is the fifth consecutive season the Cardinals will play in a bowl game, and the 14th in the last 17 years.

WKU faces Central Michigan in postseason, again

NASSAU, Bahamas — Western Kentucky and Central Michigan will meet again in the postseason, this time in the Bahamas Bowl on Dec. 24 (noon, ESPN).

It's a rematch of each team's most recent bowl trip, when Central Michigan won 24-21 in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl in 2012. Neither team was picked for a bowl last season, despite both meeting the six-win standard.

Central Michigan (7-5) was fourth in the Mid-American Conference's West Division. Western Kentucky (7-5) tied for third in Conference USA's East Division.

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