Some Belk Bowl Chatter

Now that Christmas is over, if not the Christmas hangover, it’s time to talk Belk Bowl.

The Pack has been in Charlotte for a few days now, practicing and doing the typical Bowl Week stuff.

 

Even without a shopping spree at Belk’s, State still would have been sporting some fancy new duds.

 

Head Coach Dave Doeren doesn’t really care what the press, or anyone else, has to say about the Wolfpack’s soft 2015 schedule.

NC State-Mississippi St. Preview (FoxNews.com)

The Wolfpack’s favorable scheduling outside of the ACC came under heavy scrutiny. They eased to victories by an average margin of 34.3 points against the FCS’ Eastern Kentucky, Old Dominion, South Alabama and Troy.

“I think a lot of people wanted to see us play a ‘Power Five’ team in those first four (games),” coach Dave Doeren said. “I haven’t thought about the difficulty of it. I look at it as a challenge.

“Winning’s important, period. I think as a coach, why do you coach, you coach to be victorious. You don’t coach to lose. This game won’t define us one way or the other. … (Winning) will give us a better taste in our mouth going forward.”

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N.C. State has won three of the five all-time meetings with Mississippi State, including the most recent in the 1995 Peach Bowl. A victory this time could silence the Wolfpack’s scheduling critics.

“At the end of the day, the SEC is the SEC,” defensive end Mike Rose said. “They’re considered the premier conference, so a win against one of their better teams would be good for us.”

 

When the matchup vs Mississippi State was first announced, the Pack opened as a 7pt underdog.  Since that time, the line has narrowed to 5.5.

Belk Bowl Betting: NC State vs. Mississippi State Odds, Analysis and Pick (BleacherReport.com)

Smart pick

N.C. State might hold some degree of home-field advantage for this game, playing so close to home, but realistically, when your best victories come against Syracuse and Boston College, you probably shouldn’t even be playing in a bowl. Mississippi State looks like the smart money here.

Betting trends

North Carolina State is 0-4 straight up and ATS in its last four games against the SEC.

North Carolina State is 6-2 SU and 6-1-1 ATS in its last eight bowl games.

Mississippi State is 6-2 SU in its last eight bowl games.

The favorite is 4-0 SU and ATS in the last four Belk Bowls.

 

But in spite of that narrowing betting line, not many folks are picking the Pack straight up.

 

It all gets going Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 on the Worldwide Leader.

Go Pack!!!!

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  • #95230

    Wufpacker
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    Now that Christmas is over, if not the Christmas hangover, it’s time to talk Belk Bowl. The Pack has been in Charlotte for a few days now, practicing
    [See the full post at: Some Belk Bowl Chatter]

    #95233

    bill.onthebeach
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    … this seems more like a faint whisper from down here….

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
    #95234

    tractor57
    Participant

    Maybe we will chat after the game.

    #95235

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    … this seems more like a faint whisper from down here….

    Agreed bill. It appears that the fanbase might be somewhat apathetic today.

    #95236

    Becton901
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    Not much traffic on this thread yet. Hope it picks up.

    I’m considering buying tickets outside the stadium. I haven’t done that in a long time. Does anyone have advice? What is the chance of invalid tickets? Thanks.

    #95239

    TheAliasTroll
    Participant

    I love the Bowl match up we got. Hopefully we can keep it respectable. Not sure what we’re supposed to infer about Dave’s comments on the soft schedule? Is he saying he’s fine intentionally scheduling cup cakes to pad our record or is he just commenting that he’s aware the fans prefer not playing “Turd U” for half the year?

    #95240

    VaWolf82
    Keymaster

    Not sure what we’re supposed to infer about Dave’s comments on the soft schedule?

    Like most coach-speak….absolutely nothing.

    #95241

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    If anything, it might indicate he’s tired of fielding that particular line of questions considering he had little/no control in building said schedule.

    #95244

    MrPlywood
    Participant

    The CBS Sports chatter has 5 out of 6 experts picking against the Pack mainly due to the weak schedule. Here’s to proving them wrong.

    #95246

    lumbee wolfman
    Participant

    Hey Becton901,

    Go to Stubhub.com. Search “Wolfpack football”. Click on the link to the Belk bowl; and you can buy very good face value seats or below face value (upper decks are currently $20 each).

    I’ll be in section 110. Tickets there are $89. They may be even lower tomorrow morning.

    Go Pack!!!

    #95248

    Wolfanatic
    Participant

    This isn’t Belk Bowl chatter, just bowl chatter, but, FWIW, Navy had the best helmets ever yesterday…Incredibly produced…beautiful helmets with an aircraft carrier and jet…really sweet…

    #95249

    lumbee wolfman
    Participant

    Was anyone else at the ’95 Peach Bowl when the Pack beat Mississippi State???

    Damn cow bells were like cow turds in a pasture. They were all over the place and you didn’t want to be close to any of them!!! MSU fans were the most irritating losers I’d ever been around.

    We don’t need more cow bell!!!

    #95251

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    Was anyone else at the ’95 Peach Bowl when the Pack beat Mississippi State???

    Damn cow bells were like cow turds in a pasture. They were all over the place and you didn’t want to be close to any of them!!! MSU fans were the most irritating losers I’d ever been around.

    We don’t need more cow bell!!!

    I was. Had a damn headache all the way back up I-85, salved only by the savoring of sweet victory. Would that we be as fortunate tomorry.

    #95252

    Wolfanatic
    Participant

    I can’t deal with a Hole named Fritts…Effin Anti-Christ….

    #95253

    tractor57
    Participant

    No f’ing more cowbell

    #95254

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    For those unawarez….Belk Bowl officials made a judgement call, overruling the “artificial noisemaker” rule for MSU fans and their cowbells.

    #95255

    tractor57
    Participant

    If they bring those I’m glad to not be there. Had my time with the cowbell

    #95257

    TheCOWDOG
    Moderator

    “Everybody have a good time.”

    #95260

    Wolfanatic
    Participant

    Come on CD..You can deal with a Hole named Fritts?

    #95262

    Wolfanatic
    Participant

    sacrilege…I tell you…

    #95263

    TheCOWDOG
    Moderator

    That UNx guy might just as well be named Fritter…Corn Fritter.

    No lineage, no problem. 🙂

    #95326

    bill.onthebeach
    Participant

    Was anyone else at the ’95 Peach Bowl when the Pack beat Mississippi State???

    No… but I was at the ’75 Peach Bowl between two young coaches named Lou and Bobby….
    Coldest damn football game I ever went to…
    It’s was so cold … we didn’t open that bottle of bourbon we snuck in…
    and we went back to the hotel to watch the second half…

    Mr. Dog… your turn…

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
    #95332

    wolfpackdawg
    Participant

    I was at the 95’Peach and the Belk bowl last year. It was colder than a well digger’s a$$.

    #95333

    MrPlywood
    Participant

    More bowl chatter… Clemson sends home 3 players for failed drug tests, including their senior kicker and second leading WR.

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