Belk Bowl Preview History
2013 Belk Bowl Preview
The 2013 Belk Bowl will be played on Saturday, December 28 at 3 PM between the Cincinnati Bearcats and the North Carolina Tar Heels. North Carolina rebounded from a dismal 1-5 start by rattling off five straight wins to become bowl eligible. The Tar Heels lost their starting quarterback Bryn Renner for the season in November, but sophomore Marquise Williams led North Carolina to three wins in his five starts this year. Eric Ebron is one of the country's best tight ends. He has 55 catches for 895 yards to lead the Tar Heels.
Cincinnati makes a return trip to the Belk Bowl. The Bearcats defeated Duke last year. Senior Brendon Kay stepped in for injured Munchie Legaux and threw for a career-high 3,121 yards and 22 touchdowns. Kay leads an offense averaging 33 points a game while the defense ranks 12th in the nation in scoring defense. A victory gives Cincinnati 10 wins in seven of the last eight seasons.
2012 Belk Bowl Game Preview:
It's the Bearcats and the Blue Devils in the 2012 Belk Bowl, two teams that will have to work through different distractions. Duke has lost a total of six star players due to injuries this season and Cincinnati could possibly be without their head coach next season. Despite the injuries Duke managed to come out at .500 on the season with some impressive wins against Virginia and North Carolina. Led by senior quarterback Sean Renfree, the Blue Devils will need a solid performance from the vet against a Bearcat defense that is allowing only 17 points per game. On the other side of the ball, Cincinnati will look to their star running back George Winn to carry them down the field.
2011 Belk Bowl Game Preview:
There are few teams that ended the 2011 season on more of a roll than the 7-5 Louisville Cardinals. After a poor start, the Cards ended on a 5-1 roll, capturing a share of the Big East title. As a thank you, they are headed to their first set of back-to-back bowl games in a long time. North Carolina State has no such issues, as they are headed to their third bowl in the past four years. However, the question will be which NC State team will be present at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina on December 27th. Their inconsistencies probably cost them a higher ACC standing as a drubbing of BCS-bound Clemson shows—just to be bowl bound they had to record the second-biggest comeback in school history in a 56-41 win over Maryland. It’s sure to be a great and interesting game, so be sure to pick up your tickets today!
2010 Meineke Car Care Bowl Game Preview:
While you're prone to see fireworks in the air on New Year's Eve, don't look to Charlotte and the Meineke Car Care Bowl for any on the field. That's because the Big East's South Florida Bulls and ACC's Clemson Tigers have two of the best defenses in the country, and will look to make one last stand in 2010.
USF's Top-20 defensive unit ranked 19th in point allowed, which saved it from the early season offensive woes that plagued first-year coach Skip Holtz. Signal-caller BJ Daniels' year progressed as the year went along, but quad troubles opened the door for walk-on back-up Bobby Eveld to cause a minor quarterback controversy going in to the Clemson clash. With an offensive that's less than efficient, it might look to Eveld for a boost against a defense that boasts the country's leading sack-master.
Da'Quan Bowers might be the shining star in a game that promises to be a defensive battle. Clemson's defensive end is a finalist for the Bednarik, Hendricks and Lombardi Awards, as well as the Nagurski Trophy. A slight Bulls offensive line might not be enough to take him down, and in a contest that might be decided by who makes the fewest turnovers, Bowers could be the difference in the game that looks to have plenty of amazing hits, but few points.
2009 Meineke Car Care Bowl Game Preview:
The 2009 Meineke Car Care Bowl will be played in Charlotte, North Carolina on December 26th. The 2009 Meineke Bowl will match the Pittsburgh Panthers against the North Carolina Tarheels. Pitt is led by Head Coach Dave Wannstedt and UNC's head coach is Butch Davis. The '09 Meineke Bowl should be a great game because it features two great teams.
2008 Meineke Car Care Bowl Game Preview:
The 2008 Meineke Car Care Bowl is going to be a solid postseason college football game. The North Carolina Tar Heels will take on the West Virginia Mountaineers to make this an unforgettable postseason fight. Last year’s game between Wake Forest and Connecticut was an excellent game, as both teams exchanged leads during the game. In order to make this a game to remember, you need to get out the Bank of America Stadium for the Meineke Car Care Bowl!