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CHARLOTTE N.C. – The USF Bulls, representing the BIG EAST Conference, will face the Clemson TIgers, representing the Atlantic Coast Conference in the 2010 Meineke Car Care Bowl.
USF makes its second appearance in the Meineke Car Care Bowl and its first since 2005. Clemson will make its first appearance in the game .
College football’s first bowl game to call the Carolinas home, the Meineke Car Care Bowl will take place on Friday, December 31st at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. Kickoff is set for 12:00 p.m. and the game will be televised on ESPN.
“We are tremendously excited to have Clemson University and the University of South Florida in the 2010 Meineke Car Care Bowl,” said Will Webb, Executive Director. “Both teams have played extremely hard this year with every game being very competitive. We feel that the Tigers and Bulls will be a very entertaining and compelling matchup on the field for everyone watching. We look forward to hosting everyone in Charlotte on New Year’s eve for this exciting game and all the surrounding events.”
Clemson finished the season with a 6-6 overall record (4-4 in the ACC, tied for third in the Atlantic Division. The Tigers defeated bowl-bound NC State, Maryland and Georgia Tech. Three of their four conference losses were by less than a touchdown. In addition, they lost to top-ranked Auburn by just three points in overtime.
USF finished the regular season with a 7-5 record (3-4 in the Big East, tied for third place). Three of the Bulls' four conference losses were by less than a touchdown, including a three-point loss to BCS-bound UConn. USF defeated bowl-eligible Louisville and in-state rival Miami.