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North Carolina QB Drake Maye to Declare for NFL Draft, Skip Bowl Game Against West Virginia



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WVU’s opponent in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl will officially be without their star quarterback.

Drake May will declare for the upcoming NFL Draft and forgo the bowl game. This has been the expected situation since the end of the season, but the Action Network’s Brett McMurphy was able to confirm the news Monday evening.

May is considered one of top quarterback prospects in the draft. He threw for 3,608 yards, scored 33 combined touchdowns through the air and on the ground and threw nine interceptions during the 2023 regular season.

The Tar Heels were already planning to be without their best playmaker in wide receiver Tez Walker.

Absence of WR Tez Walker to Hamper North Carolina’s Offense in Bowl Against WVU

The Duke’s Mayo Bowl between WVU and North Carolina will kickoff at 5:30 pm ET on Dec. 27. Oddsmakers continue to view WVU as the favorite.

For related stories, West Virginia head coach Neal Brown talked about what type of opponent he wanted to face in a bowl game and why North Carolina is the perfect fit. He also confirmed he will take the mayonnaise bath if the Mountaineers win.

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