Florida State Seminoles will go a long way. The FSU might have had some dry runs, struggling to score or even take possessions, throughout this season, but if they keep their cool they will surely be able to over ride the impregnable defense of the Dukes.

FSU are younger and will have to play with a lot of patience and maintain their composure, if they have to upset the Dukes. If they don’t respond well to the challenge thrown to them, by the stronger Dukes, then a 10-2 Duke run will climb to a 23-2 Duke run.

The Dukes have created havoc on the court, this year. They not only defeated their opponents but left them with nothing at all. The Blue Devils don’t only defeat their opponents, they demoralize them and leave them panting on the court.

The Blue Devils, pulverized Virginia Tech with a stunning margin of 30-9 and against Xavier, currently ranked 16 in the country, they extended their 20-3 lead to 31 points just by the half time. With the runs of 19-0 (against Presbyterian), 15-0 (Georgia Southern), 11-0 (Rhode Island), 30-9 (Montana), 23-6 (Duquesne), 27-8 (UNC-Asheville) and 30-12 (Loyola-Maryland), the Devils have emerged as a brute force this season.

The biggest strength of the Devils is their runs; they just don’t let the opponents score. They can keep doing that throughout the game and against most of the teams.

But the Seminoles have their advantages as well. The biggest one is playing the Devils at home, instead at Duke. The Seminoles just have to be composed against the game changing Duke runs and keep taking good shots every now and then. FSU need to remain unfazed by the game the Devils play and play the game at their strength, sticking to the strategies that get them shots.

The Devils do get the opposition frustrated by the very nature of the game they play, but still they are not impossible to take shots at. Mature and patient teams succeed in doing so. Like the time both the teams played each other at Tallahassee, where Dukes scored 16 straight points in the first half to take a lead of 17 points, but then Seminoles slowly narrowed the lead and finally surpassed it to lead the game 55-54, but weren’t able to maintain the lead and lost in the last 3:45 minutes.

They lost their nerves back then; otherwise they could have defeated the Devils. So it is all about keeping a cool head and not letting the Devils dictate the terms, they will try hard no doubt about it, but with a support from the home crowd, perfect execution of strategies and being composed the FSU can pull off an upset against the Dukes.

By: Gen Wright

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The North Carolina State University is represented in NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision competition by the NC State Wolfpack football team. Currently, The Wolfpac is the founding member of the Atlantic Coast Conference where they also compete. Carter-Finley Stadium is their home game since 1966. And currently they are headed by Tom O’Brien, who happens to be the previously head coach at Boston College from 1996 to 2006.

Wolfpack was a member of the Southern Conference in the year 1953 before they joined the ACC. The team’s opponent in ACC are the Wake Forest Demon Deacons , North Carolina Tar Heels, and East Carolina Pirates and all schools that are located in North Carolina. Since they became a member, they already won seven conference championships and took part in 23 bowls which twelve of them they won.

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In ACC, they had won 7 championships. Those were in the years 1957, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1973 and 1979.They had also won once in the Southern Conference Championships in the year 1927. Moreover, they won thrice in South Atlantic Intercollegiate Championships in the years 1907, 1910, 1913. And in addition, they had 23 Bowl Games with 12-10-1.

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In a renewal of the rivalry that dates back in the year 1924, Wolfpack and Blue Devils meets at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The Wolfpack players would only want to end the four-game losing streak that flickers their interest. However, their coach Tom O?Brien is not familiar with the rivalry and had faced the Blue Devils only once in a dozen years.

With a record of 10 straight victorious games over the Blue Devils, the Wolfpack were off last week and in the 34 days prior to the contest, they will play just two games. They indeed need the time to slowly receive the preseason?s injured players. Their time off were also spent in trying to mingle with other players and making an effort to spend more time together. Moreover, the time was allotted in order for them to improve their defense after the Maryland game which ranked them last in the defense league.

The lineup was also changed during the off week with defensive end Willie Young and linebacker Audie Cole returning to the starting lineup and cornerbacks DeAndre Morgan and Koyal George still fighting for one of the starting cornerback starting jobs.

Nonetheless, their coach had seen a significant improvement in the team?s last three games. In the final period, they had a combined final margin of 19 points. Furthermore the coach emphasized that since there are some guys whose careers are about to end it is imperative that they would have a good game now.

Since they have four more games left, the team is aiming to have the bowl eligible. But before they could aim for the fourth one, they are making sure to win the first one. This season is really something to look forward for. Will they win the bowl this year? Buy their ticket and see for yourself?

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Charlotte has a lot to fear with their match against Maryland just around the corner. Maryland has just finished their perfect December after 8 years. The Terrapins will be entering the court with a record of 10-2 and will continue their seven-game, month-long homestand at Comcast Center.

Maryland has won six straight games, and with the victory against Elan, they ended the last month of 2008 without any loss. The last time the Terrapins achieved this feat was 8 years back. The 49ers on the other hand will be entering the court with a 5-6 record. The 49ers have won four games straight after losing six games earlier in the season.

The Terrapins have had an excellent record playing at the Comcast Center, so far they have won 8 games and lost none this season, and they still have three games to go. Maryland will be starting the year with playing host to the visiting 49ers. Terps will love to extend their winning record and ride over Charlotte.

Terps have a formidable line up with a very strong defense. None of their opponents have managed to score more than 60 points, and in the last three matches they didn’t allow their opponents to score more than 51. They trail only North Carolina State in the ACC, with a scoring defense of 60.5 average points. NC State averages 60.3 points. Maryland allows only a .391 field goal percentage, and from the 3-point range this further shrinks to .282. Maryland is forcing opponents to turn over the ball 16.7 times each outing.

Greivis Vasquez, junior guard, is the leading scorer for Maryland with an average of 17.3 points per game. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per game and 5.3 assists per game and leads the Maryland in these departments too. He also leads the ACC with .913 free throw percentage.

Maryland also has excellent free throw percentage of .791, leading the ACC in the free throw domain and ranked sixth in the nation. Senior forward Dave Neal is third on the team with a 4.3 rebounds-per-game average, trailing Vasquez and Landon Milbourne with 4.8 points per game.

Charlotte on the other hand has won its last four games, including road game wins at Southern Illinois and Mississippi State and home wins over Youngstown State and Long Island. The matches, lost by the 49ers, either came in the overtime or just one point losses. Charlotte trails in the all time series against the Terps, 0-2. The last encounter between the two was won by Maryland, 76-72, in the last season.

49ers have some brilliant players like senior forward Lamont Mack, averaging 12.2 points per game. Junior guard Ian Anderson, who has scored 34 3-pointers in the first eleven games played by the 49ers and averages 10.6 points per game. Senior forward Charlie Coley leads the rebound for the 49ers, and DiJuan Harris is averaging 6.0 assists per game.

With both teams equally poised it will be any one’s game at Comcast Center. It will be an exciting start for both the teams and for their fans too.

By: Gen Wright

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