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The Gator Bowl might be performed between the N.C. State Wolfpack and the Kentucky Wildcats on Jan. 2, 2021. The sport might be performed at TIAA Financial institution Subject in Jacksonville, Fla.

The Gator Bowl has been performed every season since 1946. Will probably be N.C. State’s fifth look within the bowl sport and Kentucky’s second.

The Wolfpack have put collectively a strong season. The group completed the common season 8-3, with its three losses coming towards ranked groups – Virginia Tech, North Carolina and Miami. The group additionally delivered a loss to Liberty – the Flames’ lone blemish on the schedule this season.

Bailey Hockman has been the beginning quarterback for N.C. State in latest video games. Hockman has 1,820 passing yards and 12 landing passes this season. Zonovan Knight leads with 736 dashing yards and 9 touchdowns. Ricky Individual Jr. has taken a majority of the carries, nevertheless. He has 635 dashing yards and 4 touchdowns this season. Emeka Emezie has 42 catches for 694 yards and 5 scores.

Kentucky is coming into the sport with a dropping report. The group acquired the invite because of a number of different faculties dropping out on account of coronavirus issues. The Wildcats have been 1-4 towards ranked opponents this season. Terry Wilson has 1,095 passing yards and 7 landing passes. Chris Rodriguez Jr. has led the group in dashing yards with 701 together with 9 touchdowns. Josh All has 49 catches for 462 yards and a landing.

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The Wildcats have received their final two bowl appearances. N.C. State final performed in a bowl sport in 2018. It misplaced that matchup to Texas A&M – coincidentally, within the Gator Bowl.

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GATOR BOWL INFO

Sponsor: TaxSlayer

Date: January 2

Time (ET): Midday

TV: ESPN

Location: Jacksonville, Fla.

Stadium: TIAA Financial institution Subject

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GATOR BOWL RECENT WINNERS

2020: Tennessee

2018: Texas A&M

2017: Mississippi State

2016: Georgia Tech

2016: Georgia

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