Representatives of the Chick-fil-A Bowl and the Champs Sports Bowl are present at Carter-Finley Stadium to watch Maryland-N.C. State – two teams that had combined for one win in the Atlantic Coast Conference entering their meeting.
The Chick-fil-A Bowl has the second pick of ACC teams. The Champs Sports Bowl has the fourth pick.
Here's a question. Why exactly are they here?
The representatives gave several reasons for attending:
*The ACC teams are so clumped together in the standings that most teams are scouted, even those with a remote chance of reaching a bowl.
*The bowl representatives select the games they will attend several weeks in advance. They couldn't have known then exactly how Maryland's and N.C. State's seasons would unfold.