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Insider Blue Ribbon reports: BC and UNC

12/21/2009

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ESPN Insider has teamed with Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook to provide a comprehensive look at all 68 bowl teams, and Boston College and North Carolina are on our college football front today.

From the UNC analysis

Coach Butch Davis and his players would rather be anywhere else in the world than back in nearby Charlotte on the day after Christmas, and chances are, their performance will show it.

My take: The Tar Heels should be happy to be in any bowl game, considering how the season started. These guys will remember last year's 31-30 loss to West Virginia and will be motivated by it. Offensive leaders Ryan Houston and T.J. Yates have both said they're looking for their best performances of the season in this game.

From the BC analysis

Win or lose in the Emerald Bowl, [coach Frank] Spaziani and his team [have] already succeeded in proving the experts wrong again. But they still have incentive to put an exclamation point on a season to remember by walking off the field one final time as winners.

My take: Agreed. If there's one thing we learned this season, it's don't doubt the Eagles. USC is the better team, but Boston College will make the Trojans prove it.