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Champs Sports Bowl: North Caronlina State vs West Virginia

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Tuesday, December 28th Orlando Florida The ACC and the Big East are represented in the Champs Bowl when the North Carolina State Wolfpack takes on the Mountaineers of West Virginia. . The latest college football odds for this bowl game have the Mountaineers listed as 2.5 point favorites with the total set at 49. The Mountaineers finished at 5-2 in the Big East and fell just short of winning the Big East. Instead they gladly accepted the invite to the Champs Bowl.

On offense the Mountaineers are led by superstar running back Noel Devine. His Heisman campaign never developed, but he still remains a threat out of the backfield as a rusher and pass receiving specialist. Quarterback Geno Smith threw for 2567 yards and 23 touchdowns on the season and seems to be improving with every game he plays. Although he has had an excellent season he is the second best quarterback on the field in this game. The Wolfpack are led by junior gun slinger Russell Wilson who lit up opposing defenses for over 3,000 yards through the air and nine scores on the ground. Owen Spencer is his favorite target out of the backfield and the Wolfpack have a very sound offense that can score against any defense in the league. For as good as this offense is, this game will be all about defense.

The Mountaineers have the second best scoring defense in the country giving up only 12.8 points per game on average and harass opposing quarterbacks. The Wolfpack like to get after the signal caller as well as they rank third in the nation with 40 sacks this year.

The Wolfpack are an amazing 21-8-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 30 games as an underdog and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 bowl games. The Mountaineers are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 against the ACC and just 2-6 ATS in their last eight bowl games.

Wilson will be able to offset the Mountaineer pass rush with his legs and the Wolfpack will win the Champs Bowl.

Play on North Carolina State +2.5

History and past results of the Champ Sports Bowl:

Champs Sports Bowl Results
Date
Won
Pts.
Lost
Pts.
12/20/01
Pittsburgh
34
N.C. State
19
12/23/02
Texas Tech
55
Clemson
15
12/22/03
N.C. State
56
Kansas
26
12/21/04
Georgia Tech
51
Syracuse
14
12/27/05
Clemson
19
Colorado
10
12/29/06
Maryland
24
Purdue
7
12/28/07
Boston College
24
Michigan State
21
12/27/08
Florida State
42
Wisconsin
13
12/29/09
Wisconsin
20
Miami(FLA)
14


From 2001-2003, it was called the Tangerine Bowl. Prior games were held in Miami as the Blockbuster Bowl, the CarQuest Bowl, and the MicronPC Bowl. The original Tangerine Bowl is now the Capital One Bowl and continues to be played in Orlando.

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