AdvoCare v100 Bowl: Arizona vs. Boston College

Advocare Bowl

AdvoCare v100 Bowl Matchup: Arizona Wildcats vs. Boston College Eagles

Date/Time: December 31st, 12:30 ET

Television: ESPN

AdvoCare v100 Bowl Odds from BetAnySports.EU

Point Spread: Arizona -7.5

Total: 57

If you like running the football, you’ve come to the right place. Two of the best running backs in the nation will square off in the 2013 AdvoCare v100 Bowl, as the Boston College Eagles take on the Arizona Wildcats.

RB Ka’Deem Carey is the man of the hour for the Wildcats, as he was a Heisman Trophy contender for most of the season. He finished the season with 1,720 yards and 17 TDs in spite of the fact that he didn’t play in the team’s first game of the season. QB BJ Denker can throw the ball a bit, but he is a lot more known for what he can do with his legs. He put up 895 yards and 12 TDs, and there’s a chance that he can be the man of the hour in this game. The Wildcats had an up and down season for sure. They lost a pair of games SU as favorites that really shouldn’t have been lost, but they did beat the Oregon Ducks as 20.5-point underdogs by a whopping 26 points in the biggest win of the year. The issue? The next week, they were waxed 58-21 by the Arizona State Sun Devils on the road. Arizona really needs to show more consistency, but this has been the M.O. for all of the teams coached by Head Coach Rich Rodriguez over the course of the last decade or so.

Boston College was looked upon as a suspect team going into this season, but suddenly, the team figured out that putting the ball in the hands of RB Andre Williams was a good move to make. Williams only carried the ball nine times in his last game of the season before getting injured, and though he is listed as questionable for the AdvoCare v100 Bowl, we have no doubt that he is going to play. The horse of this offense had 32, 42, 30, and 33 carries in his last four full games, and he rushed for 263, 339, 295, and 166 yards in those games, scoring two TDs in each of the four outings. The rest of this team just isn’t anything special. WR Alex Amidon had 900 receiving yards, but the next leading receiver didn’t even have 200 total yards. There isn’t much mystery as to what BC is doing with the football when it has it, and that could make this a relatively easy offense to try to scout if the Wildcats can figure it out.

The Wildcats stormed back from behind last season against the Nevada Wolf Pack in the New Mexico Bowl for their first bowl win since the 2008 Las Vegas Bowl. We still aren’t sold that they are in great shape for the bowl season, knowing that they were beaten by 33 and 26 in their previous two bowl games prior to that. Boston College has been beaten in three straight bowl games, and it is playing in its first bowl game since the 2010 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. Interestingly enough, these two teams both last played Nevada in their most recent bowls.

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Adam Markowitz

is a staff writer living in the Orlando area. He has covered NFL, MLB, college football, CFL, AFL, NBA, college basketball, NASCAR, golf, tennis, and the NHL for a number of various outlets in his career, and he has been published by a number of different media outlets, including the Orlando Sentinel and the Wall Street Journal.

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