No. 19 North Carolina State to face Kansas State in Pop-Tarts Bowl

Mon, Dec 4, 2023

No. 19 North Carolina State to face Kansas State in Pop-Tarts Bowl

Kansas State (8-4, Big 12) vs. No. 19 North Carolina State (9-3, ACC), Dec. 28, 5:45 p.m. ET.

LOCATION: Orlando, Florida


Kansas State: QB Will Howard, 2,643 yards passing, 24 touchdowns; 9 touchdowns rushing.

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North Carolina State: QB Brennan Armstrong, 1,621 yards passing, 11 touchdowns; 544 yards, 6 touchdowns rushing.


Kansas State: The Wildcats have another outstanding running back in DJ Giddens. He has rushed for 1,075 yards and nine touchdowns.

North Carolina State: WR Kevin Concepcion has 64 catches for 767 yards and 10 touchdowns this season.


First meeting.


Kansas State: First appearance in Pop-Tarts Bowl, 25th bowl appearance overall.

North Carolina State: Sixth appearance in bowl at Camping World Stadium; 35th bowl appearance overall.


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