The Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl is set to feature UCF (9-3) against NC State (7-5), in game that pay per head bookies believe should not be missed, as this could be a very intense meeting.
The Wolfpack are trying to build themselves in their second year under the guidance of Dave Doeren in their efforts to become important again in the ACC. In 2013, the Knights were leaving a season that went 12-1 – a year when QB Blake Bortles joined the ranks of the NFL as the third draft pick overall. It’s pretty admirable that Central Florida went 9-3 after they lost the services of the player, as the team is not exactly a major force in the sport, especially considering that this year the team had very good chances to win two of the games that they ended up losing, which would have seen them go 11-1 on their way to another big bowl for the second consecutive year.
Many fans and experts believe that this season, Central Florida were only kept on their feet thanks to their defense. The team’s offense is nothing special at all, as QB Justin Holman turned over the ball too many times and was not very precise at all with his throws, and they had a very unreliable rushing attack. The year proved to be good for WR Breshad Permian, but the roster’s best receivers were set back by the inaccuracy of the QB.
The Wolfpack started off this year very well, as they went 4-0 and then in game 5 had a lead of 24-7 against the No.1 Florida State Seminoles. However, a dreadful nose dive followed from the game’s second quarter until they took on Syracuse five weeks after this one, losing four times in a row where NC State ended up being outscored at 150-39. The ‘Pack’s season ended nicely, as they were able to win three times in the last four meetings that they played, which include a 35-7 thrashing of UNC in the season’s last week.
NC State’s rushing attack was somewhat effective, and worked well when it came to putting a limit to turnovers, but they were set back by QB Jacoby Brissett’s imprecision with the ball. But how the QB is currently performing now is much different. The player was able to close this season having made three passing TD’s on 11 attempts, rushing for 167 and one more score in team’s last game against North Carloina.
All in all, both of these teams are currently doing a very good job on the field, but many pay per head bookies believe that the Knights will be the ones to clinch a win in this showdown.
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