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Bowl Preview: Champs Sports Bowl

by Robbie Gillies

Champs Sports Bowl

 

Date: Dec. 28, 5pm
Site: Orlando, FL
Stadium: Citrus Bowl

Teams: #14 Boston College Eagles (10-3) vs. Michigan State Spartans (7-5)

Betting Line: Boston College is favored by 4.

Brief History: Basically, this bowl has no history. It's been named the Sunshine Classic, Blockbuster Bowl, Carquest Bowl, MicronPC Bowl, and the Tangerine Bowl before finally stopping on Champs Sports Bowl since 2004.

Fun Fact: They apparently have an auction related to the bowl that can be found on their website. Currently, the only item listed is a signed General Hospital script.

Notable Schwag for the Players: $400 Best Buy gift card for each player; Timely
Watch Co. watch; Panama Jack sunglasses; Panama Jack T-shirt

Preview: Boston College was on track for playing in the National Championship game...then they were on track for a BCS bowl...now they have to settle for the Champs Sports Bowl. The Eagles look to extend the nation's longest winning streak in bowl games to eight in a row.

Michigan State will have an especially difficult time since five players were suspended for violating team rules. The Spartans will be without standout defensive end Jonal Saint-Dic, Senior linebacker SirDarean Adams, WR and primary punt-return man Terry Love, cornerback TJ Williams, and backup guard Abre Leggins. It's unclear whether these players still receive their Panama Jack t-shirt.