In the 2011 Belk Bowl NC State will take on Louisville. Louisville is the co-champ of the Big East while NC State was not even over .500 against the ACC. That being said, NC State should have a very big advantage when it comes to the crowd. The game will be in Charlotte, NC and NC State fans are excited about going to this game.
When looking for NC State vs Louisville predictions in 2011 it is always a good idea to check out the matchup stats on offense and defense. It is usually the case that the team that can run the ball and stop the run will win the game. Both teams struggle to run the ball as NC State is averaging 108 rushing yards a game while Louisville is averaging 122 rushing yards a game. Louisville is a little bit better stopping the run as they only give up 103 rushing yards a game while NC State gives up 132.
NC State comes into the game as a 1.5 point favorite but most of this is due to the fact that they will have the home field advantage. It will be interesting to see how each team comes out in this early Bowl Game as some teams are not motivated when the bowl game happens to be played before New Years. At this point it looks like Louisville has the statistical advantage while NC State will have the crowd advantage. It should be a very good game… As we get closer to the new year many will be searching for the Apple Store New Years Day Sale in hopes of saving cash. It will be interesting to see what is marked down. It will likely be true that many start their search for Ohio State Income Tax Forms 2011 in the near future. There are many resources that should help over the coming months.
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