Central Florida quarterback Darriel Mack Jr., center top, fumbles the ball in the end zone as he is hit by Memphis defensive back Sanchez Blake Jr. (41) during the first half of the American Athletic Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. UCF recovered the fumble for a touchdown. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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Memphis (8-5, AAC) vs Wake Forest (6-6, ACC), Dec. 22, 12 p.m. ET

LOCATION: Birmingham, Alabama


Memphis: RB Darrell Henderson, 1,909 rushing yards, 22 touchdowns; 210 yards, 3 TDs in AAC title game.

Wake Forest: WR Greg Dortch, All-ACC as all-purpose back/return specialist; 89 catches, 1,078 yards, eight touchdowns.


Memphis: Coming off 56-41 loss to No. 7 UCF in AAC title game. Had led 38-21 at halftime.

Wake Forest: Ended regular season with a 59-7 win over Duke. Dortch won the ACC's Brian Piccolo Award after returning from an abdominal injury that ended his 2017 season.


Memphis 42, Wake Forest 10. (Oct. 14, 1967)


Memphis: Is 4-6 in bowl games, including three straight losses. Fell 31-10 to Auburn in 2015 Birmingham Bowl.

Wake Forest: 13th bowl game. Has won two straight in postseason.


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