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UNC Football: Duke’s Mayo Bowl Game Thread

One more time for 2023.

NCAA Football: North Carolina at North Carolina State Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

We’re just days away from the end of 2023 but there’s one final football game to settle for the Tar Heels. The group of Heels that will be taking the field in Charlotte for today’s Duke’s Mayo Bowl is quite a bit different than the one we saw for most of the season with all of the opt outs, but today will give fans a good look at the heir apparent to Drake Maye, Conner Harrell.

Bowl season has become a bit of a funny beast with players choosing to opt out ahead of either transferring or heading off to the NFL draft. The teams that are left to compete are pretty far departures from the teams that qualified for the bowl game in the first place. All of that is to say, it’s understandable why interest is low for games without the implications of the College Football Playoff. But hey, it’s something to watch?

As always, we’ll be back after the game with a complete roundup of the happenings. Until then...

Go Heels!