Oct 18, 2017

Bowl Projections: 2010 Rematch Remains Popular Media Pick Through Week 7

The 28th Camping World Bowl is still more than two months away, but it’s never too early to start predicting which ACC and Big 12 teams might be headed to Orlando. Here’s a round-up of projections from around the college football media world through Week 7.

Kyle Bonagura (ESPN): NC State vs. West Virginia
David M. Hale (ESPN): NC State vs. West Virginia
Eric Single (Sports Illustrated): Georgia Tech vs. Oklahoma State
Jerry Palm (CBSSports.com): Virginia Tech vs. Texas Tech
Bill Bender (Sporting News): NC State vs. West Virginia
Jason Kirk (SB Nation): Florida State vs. Texas
Brant Parsons (Orlando Sentinel): Virginia Tech vs. Texas
CollegeFootballNews.com: NC State vs. West Virginia
Brett McMurphy: Notre Dame vs. Texas

NC State vs. West Virginia

  • Rematch of our 2010 game, which saw a Russell Wilson-led NC State top West Virginia, 23-7
  • All-time series tied 5-5; NC State has won past three meetings
  • Mountaineers’ last victory in the series came in 1975 Peach Bowl
  • West Virginia has made four appearances in the game, trailing only NC State and Miami

Yellow Jackets celebrating their 51-14 victory over Syracuse in the 2004 Camping World Bowl, then known as the Champs Sports Bowl

Georgia Tech vs. Oklahoma State

  • Programs have never met on the gridiron
  • Georgia Tech played in the 2004 Camping World Bowl, defeating Syracuse 51-14
  • The Jackets also appeared in the 1991 Citrus Bowl in Orlando, claiming a national championship with a 45-21 win over Nebraska
  • This would be Oklahoma State’s first appearance in the Camping World Bowl and fourth appearance in a Florida bowl game, including the 1976 Citrus Bowl — known at the time as the Tangerine Bowl. The Cowboys beat BYU 49-21 in that game

Virginia Tech vs. Texas Tech

  • Programs have never met
  • Virginia Tech appeared in the 2012 Camping World Bowl, a 13-10 win over Rutgers in the only overtime game in Camping World Bowl history
  • Team also visited Orlando for the 2016 ACC Championship Game at Camping World Stadium, a 2000 road game against UCF and a 1991 neutral-site game against top-ranked Florida State
  • Texas Tech’s only prior appearance in the bowl came in 2002, when current head coach Kliff Kingsbury led the Red Raiders to a 55-15 victory over Clemson, earning MVP honors for his effort

Florida State vs. Texas

  • The Seminoles and Longhorns have never squared off on the gridiron
  • Florida State has made three prior appearances in the Camping World Bowl, their last visit coming in 2011, when it knocked off Notre Dame 18-14 in front of 68,305 fans, the bowl’s largest attendance since moving to Orlando in 2001

Virginia Tech vs. Texas

  • Texas and Virginia Tech have only met once before, with Virginia Tech defeating the Longhorns in the 1995 Sugar Bowl
  • Texas has traveled to Florida for three previous bowl games — the last was the 1974 Gator Bowl — and would be making its debut in the Camping World Bowl

Notre Dame vs. Texas

  • Teams have played 12 times dating back to 1913; Notre Dame leads the all-time series 9-3
  • Three previous meetings were played in the Cotton Bowl: Texas won in 1970, while Notre Dame won in 1971 and 1978, the latter wrapping up an Irish national championship
  • In their most recent matchup, last season, Texas won 50-47 in double-overtime in front of a Darrell K. Royal Stadium-record crowd of 102,315
  • Notre Dame has appeared in the Camping World Bowl once, in 2011, losing 18-14 to Florida State

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