Saturday, December 7, 2019

Current #NCCFB Postseason Outlook

Four FBS teams will go bowling this year while the last remaining playoff team in the state was defeated.

Won a Bowl Game…
Brevard (8-2) – The Division III Tornados won the Scotty Whitelaw Bowl in Pittsburgh against Carnegie Mellon, 42-28.

Going Bowling…
Appalachian State (12-1) – defeated Louisiana in the Sun Belt Conference Championship game, 45-38, to secure a trip to the New Orleans Bowl (CUSA).

Wake Forest (8-4) – finished the regular season in a three-way tie for third in the ACC Atlantic Division to earn a berth to the New Era Pinstripe Bowl to face Michigan State (6-6) of the Big Ten.

Charlotte (7-5) – accepted a bid to the Bahamas Bowl and will face Buffalo (7-5) out of the MAC. Charlotte will be making their first appearance in a bowl game in program history.

North Carolina (6-6) – The Tar Heels became bowl eligible with a 42-10 win over NC State this past Saturday and earned a berth in the Military Bowl where they will face Temple of the American Athletic Conference.

North Carolina A&T (8-3) – the Aggies secured a berth in the Celebration Bowl for the third straight year and fourth time overall in the bowl’s five-year history. NC A&T won the Celebration bowl in 2015, 2017, and 2018 and will face Alcorn State (9-3) of the SWAC in the 2019 edition of this game.

In the Playoffs…
No remaining North Carolina teams in any playoff

Staying Home During Bowl Season…
Duke (5-7)
ECU (4-8)
NC State (4-8)

Season Over…
Lenoir Rhyne (13-1) – lost against West Florida, 43-38, in Super Region 2 final.

Wingate (10-2) – lost against West Florida, 38-17, in the first round of the NCAA Division II playoffs.

Not in the Playoffs…
FCS – No North Carolina FCS teams qualified for the FCS playoffs this season for the first time since 2015.
Campbell (6-5)
Davidson (8-4)
Elon (5-6)
Gardner-Webb (3-9)
North Carolina Central (4-8)
Western Carolina (3-9)

Division II
Catawba (1-10)
Chowan (3-7)
Elizabeth City State (2-9)
Fayetteville State (8-2) – Broncos won the CIAA South and were defeated in the CIAA championship game.
Johnson C. Smith (4-6)
Livingstone (4-6)
Mars Hill (5-6)
St. Augustine’s (2-8)
Shaw (6-4)
Pembroke (4-7)
Winston-Salem State (4-6)

Division III
Greensboro (1-9)
Guilford (2-8)
Methodist (4-6)
NC Wesleyan (6-4)