Duke’s Mayo Bowl
Thursday, December 30
ESPN, 11:30 am
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
North Carolina vs South Carolina
QB Sam Howell, North Carolina: It’s his last chance to make a statement for the NFL Draft – he’s expected to leave early, but he’ll play in the bowl. Opinions on him are all over the map on his pro potential, and he has to make this game his after an up-and-down season with 2,851 passing yards with 23 touchdowns along with 829 rushing yards and 11 scores.
LB Tomon Fox, North Carolina: Big, experienced, and dangerous in the backfield, the sixth-year senior was one of the ACC’s best pass rushers with 7.5 sacks and nine tackles for loss among his 31 tackles. He might not be a volume tackler, but when he’s on – like he was in the regular season finale against NC State – he’s a difference-maker.
S Jaylan Foster, South Carolina: The star safety was all over the field doing big things for a defense that turned in a surprisingly nice season. Not only did he lead the team with 91 tackles, but he generated plenty of plays behind the line and picked off five passes. No, he’s not a thumper, but he gets to the ball.
K Parker White, South Carolina: The Gamecock offense isn’t going to come up with a whole lot of big things, and it’s going to need points whenever it can get them. Enter White, who not only nailed all 27 of his extra points, but was 13-of-14 on field goals including a 54-yarder against Kentucky.
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