Nov 29, 2014; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack head coach Dave Doeren (in red) celebrates a victory over the North Carolina Tar Heels with his team at Kenan Memorial Stadium. The Wolfpack won 35-7. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA Today.
2014 ACC Bowl Games: #10
St. Petersburg Bowl
Who: NC State vs. Central Florida
Where: St. Petersburg, Florida
When: December 26
Get our your Bitcoins; it’s time for the second-worst ACC bowl game.
At least NC State won a couple games late in the season and is paired with an opponent that came up with nine victories. Pitt won a couple to get to a bowl, but their AAC foes are not as good as UCF.
Not that UCF is great per se. In fact, the game UCF and Houston played against each other was high on penalties but low on points.
Back to the game in question: it is fair to say that the intrigue here is limited. Jacoby Brissett offers some offensive ability — at least if he can replicate the kind of performance he had against North Carolina in the regular season finale, and UCF has a decent defense.
This is not a particularly hideous matchup, but it is one that lacks. Putting it another way, the game could be evenly played at times, but as far as the teams involved, it’s a snooze. A game between NC State and UCF does nothing to inspire the football spirit.
Must-See Factor (out of 10): 3. Watchable only if both teams are playing well, but Boston College fans have witness lengthy periods of stinking from the Wolfpack this year, including in the game we played with them. This seems like an ugly one waiting to happen.