No. 23 Tulane (11-2, AAC) vs. Virginia Tech (6-6, ACC), Dec. 27, 2 p.m. ET
LOCATION: Annapolis, Maryland
Tulane: RB Makhi Hughes. The AAC rookie of the year led the league in rushing with 1,290 yards to go with seven touchdowns.
Virginia Tech: RB Bhayshul Tuten. He leads the team with 610 yards rushing to go with seven scores, but he showed his explosiveness with a 32-yard TD run and a 94-yard kickoff return for a score in a rivalry win against Virginia.
Tulane: The Green Wave will be led by interim coach Slade Nagle after Willie Fritz was hired at Houston.
Virginia Tech: This is the first bowl trip for Brent Pry as the Hokies' head coach, but he was part of three bowl games while a member of Frank Beamer's staff in the 1990s.
Virginia Tech 30, Tulane 13 (Oct. 28, 1989)
Tulane: The Green Wave are in a bowl for the fifth time in six years and 16th overall. Last year, Tulane stunned USC in the Cotton Bowl.
Virginia Tech: This is Virginia Tech's 35th bowl appearance in program history, though the Hokies have lost four straight and haven't won a bowl since the 2016 season.