Mountaineer Monday: Champs Sports Bowl Preview Edition

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Mountaineer Monday: Champs Sports Bowl Preview Edition
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Senior RB Noel Devine

For these two squads, the preseason predictions had one team finishing at the bottom of their respective league, and the other outright winning the league in 2010

For the Wolfpack, the predicted 4thplace finish was averted by the play of Russell Wilson and the tremendous passing offense displayed in Raleigh this season.

North Carolina State finished the 2010 season 2nd in the ACC Atlantic Division as they came up short against Maryland in the season finale, propelling Florida State to the ACC title game this season.

For the Mountaineers, the program entered with high hopes of winning the Big East as star players Noel Devine and Jock Sanders returned for their senior seasons looking at big goals in Morgantown.

The dreams of the first outright Big East title since 2005 were shredded after a two game losing streak to Syracuse at home and Connecticut on the road after poor offense output in both games.

The two teams will look to put a exclamation point on 2010 with a win in their bowl later this month on December 29th in South Florida.

With that being said, let’s get to the breakdown of the Champs Sports Bowl between these two marquee teams from the ACC and Big East...


This article is also featured on A Blue & Gold State of Mind.

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