It will be the first game between the two programs.
A&M is 7-5 and will need a win to post an 8-5 record for the fourth straight season. A&M will play its first game after firing Sumlin on Nov. 26 following a 45-21 loss at Louisiana State in the regular-season finale. Sumlin complied a 51-26 record, including a 3-2 bowl mark during his tenure at A&M.
The Aggies replaced Sumlin by hiring Jimbo Fisher from Florida State on Dec. 1. Fisher, who was 48-17 with a 2014 BCS National Championship at FSU, will not coach A&M in the bowl game. Jeff Banks will serve as A&M’s interim head coach.
It’s the ninth consecutive season the Aggies have played in a bowl game. A&M is 4-4 in that stretch, including two straight losses (27-21 to Louisville in 2015 Music City Bowl and 33-28 to Kansas State in 2016 Texas Bowl).
Belk Bowl game day
Game: Texas A&M (7-5) vs. Wake Forest (7-5)
When: 1 p.m. ET, Friday, Dec. 29
Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.
Live Stream: WatchESPN