Staff Predictions: AdvoCare V100 Bowl

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Posted Dec 31, 2013


Arizona will face Boston College in the Advocare V100 Bowl. Read on to see who WildcatAuthority.com thinks will come out the winner.

Cody James Martin: I really don't think Boston College is an impressive team at all. All of its big games came against weak defenses and there were plenty of them.

While Arizona's defense is not vastly superior, the Wildcats should be able to key in on he run and have plenty of capable players that can limited Andre Williams.

On the other hand, I don't see the Eagles coming close to stopping the Wildcats' offense. Coming off a poor performance against ASU, B.J. Denker and Ka'Deem Carey will have the machine well oiled and ready to put up big numbers.

I don't expect a blow out, but it shouldn't be close in the second half.

Arizona 42, Boston College 21

Michael Luke: I think the Arizona defense does a surprisingly good job of bottling up Andre Williams, while not giving up serious yardage through the air.

Offensively, look for Arizona to place a heavy emphasis on running the ball. The UA coaches know they have the best running back in the country and figure to send him off in grand fashion.

In the end, Arizona makes a key stop or two defensively and Carey puts up numbers as the Wildcats end the season with a victory.

Arizona 27. Boston College 17

Jason Scheer: There have been plenty of comparisons between Boston College and Stanford, but the reality is that Stanford's offense is much better.

Boston College is not going to trick anybody on offense and with plenty of time to prepare, it feels like a game in which Jeff Casteel has the defense ready.

Ka'Deem Carey is the type of player that uses anything he can get for motivation and he has plenty of it when you look at the snub for the Doak Walker.

Arizona will establish Carey early and often and Denker will surprise people with his efficiency as Arizona comes out with the win.

Arizona 38, Boston College 24

Scott Coleman: Arizona was up and down all throughout 2013, and coming off an embarrassing loss to Arizona State, I think the Cats come out angry and focused.

Neither defense is going to be able to slow down Ka'Deem Carey or Andre Williams. Where the Wildcats have their biggest edge, believe it or not, is at quarterback.

B.J. Denker is considerably better than Chase Rettig. While no one expects Denker to go out and throw for 400 yards in his final game, he should be able to at least keep the BC defense honest and prevent them from putting eight in the box all game.

That only opens things up for Carey even more, who will be playing with a chip on his shoulder following the Heisman snub.

In the end, Arizona forces a couple of turnovers in the second half to wrap up another eight-win season.

Arizona 35, Boston College 24


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