Pop-Tarts Bowl Odds

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The Pop-Tarts Bowl is scheduled to kick off on Dec. 28 at 5:45 p.m. ET during the 2023-24 College Football Bowl Season. The game is held at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, which is also home to the Citrus Bowl and the game has been named many things over its 32-year history. This year, the No. 25 Kansas State Wildcats (8-4) take on the No. 18 NC State Wolfpack (9-3) in these two teams’ first-ever meeting on the gridiron. Below, we’ll look at Pop-Tarts Bowl odds and bowl history.

Pop-Tarts Bowl odds

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Kansas State Vs. NC State

Few teams are dealing with as much turnover heading into their bowl game as Kansas State. Starting QB Will Howard entered the transfer portal, leaving the game in the hands of talented freshman Avery Johnson. Offensive coordinator Collin Klein left for the Texas A&M OC job and top receiver Phillip Brooks opted out for the NFL Draft. Three key defenders – CB Will Lee, DB Kobe Savage, and EDGE Nate Matlack – all entered the portal. That further thins a defensive unit already down a majority of their linebackers.

NC State QB Brennan Armstrong reassumed his starting position in Week 11. Armstrong had been replaced by MJ Morris, but Morris decided midyear to preserve a redshirt and opted to sit himself. Morris then hit the transfer portal.

Butkus Award winner Payton Wilson is leaving for the NFL, but will play in this game. Wilson will be seriously needed as K-State fields one of the country’s top run games when Johnson is at the helm. Sophomore back DJ Giddens rushed for over 1,000 yards this season and capped the year with three-straight 100-yard games.

Although Kansas State ended the year with a tough loss to rival Iowa State, the Wildcats are a strong pick for confidence pools. Just 50% of early ESPN entries back the Wildcats. The game has a -point over/under, suggesting low variance. K-State is a favorite in a low variance game and a lower pick rate than their expected win rate (60.6%).

Kansas State Team Notes

  • Starting QB Will Howard and RB Treshaun Ward hit the transfer portal. Freshman backup QB Avery Johnson started one game and played the majority of snaps in another this season.
  • Offensive coordinator Collin Klein leaves for Texas A&M.
  • Top WR Phillip Brooks, TE Ben Sinnott opted out of the game for the NFL Draft.
  • Three key defenders, CB Will Lee, DB Kobe Savage, and EDGE Nate Matlack, entered the transfer portal.
  • Thin in the LB corps – Jake Clifton suffered a season-ending injury in Week 11. Preseason starter Daniel Green and backup Asa Newsom were injured earlier in the year.

NC State Team Notes

  • QB MJ Morris hit the transfer portal; he has not played since Week 10. Brennan Armstrong likely returns to his starting role.
  • Receivers Terrell Timmons and Porter Rooks hit the transfer portal. Starting DT CJ Clark also entered the portal.
  • Butkus Award-winner Payton Wilson will play in this game.

Pop-Tarts Bowl Betting Picks: NC State Vs. K-State

Pop-Tarts Bowl betting

Last season, Florida State was a heavy favorite over shorthanded Oklahoma, but barely nudged out a 35-32 victory. Oklahoma (+14) covered thanks to a sluggish start by the Seminoles. 32 fourth-quarter points pushed the total just over its 66.5 closing mark.

Oklahoma became the latest of seven straight favorites to cover in the Pop-Tarts Bowl/Camping World Bowl. Five unders in that span also cashed. From 1996–2004, the over cashed every year. However, since then, 14 unders have cashed as opposed to just four overs.

History

Below are historical results of the Pop-Tarts Bowl.

The Pop-Tarts Bowl was first played in 1990 – then called the Blockbuster Bowl – where Florida State beat Penn State 24-17 in a top-seven matchup.

Bowl NameBowl NameWinnerScoreLoserScore
December 28, 2023Pop-Tarts Bowl#25 Kansas State28#18 NC State19
December 29, 2022Cheez-It Bowl#13 Florida State35Oklahoma32
December 29, 2021Cheez-It Bowl#22 Clemson20Iowa State13
December 29, 2020Cheez-It BowlOklahoma State37#18 Miami (FL)34
December 28, 2019Camping World Bowl#14 Notre Dame33Iowa State9
December 28, 2018Camping World Bowl#17 Syracuse34#15 West Virginia18
December 28, 2017Camping World Bowl#17 Oklahoma State30#22 Virginia Tech21
December 28, 2016Russell Athletic BowlMiami31#14 West Virginia14
December 29, 2015Russell Athletic Bowl#18 Baylor49#10 North Carolina38
December 29, 2014Russell Athletic Bowl#18 Clemson40Oklahoma6
December 28, 2013Russell Athletic Bowl#18 Louisville36Miami9
December 28, 2012Russell Athletic BowlVirginia Tech13Rutgers10 (OT)
December 29, 2011Champs Sports Bowl#25 Florida State18Notre Dame14
December 28, 2010Champs Sports BowlNC State23#22 West Virginia7
December 29, 2009Champs Sports Bowl#24 Wisconsin20#14 Miami14
December 27, 2008Champs Sports BowlFlorida State42Wisconsin13
December 28, 2007Champs Sports Bowl#14 Boston College24Michigan State21
December 29, 2006Champs Sports BowlMaryland24Purdue7
December 27, 2005Champs Sports Bowl#23 Clemson19Colorado10
December 21, 2004Champs Sports BowlGeorgia Tech51Syracuse14
December 22, 2003Tangerine BowlNC State56Kansas26
December 23, 2002Tangerine BowlTexas Tech55Clemson15
December 20, 2001Tangerine BowlPittsburgh34NC State19
December 28, 2000MicronPC.com BowlNC State38Minnesota30
December 30, 1999MicronPC.com BowlIllinois63Virginia21
December 29, 1998MicronPC Bowl#24 Miami46NC State23
December 29, 1997Carquest BowlGeorgia Tech35West Virginia30
December 27, 1996Carquest Bowl#19 Miami31Virginia21
December 30, 1995Carquest BowlNorth Carolina20#24 Arkansas10
January 2, 1995Carquest BowlSouth Carolina24West Virginia21
January 1, 1994Carquest Bowl#15 Boston College31Virginia13
January 1, 1993Blockbuster Bowl#13 Stanford24#21 Penn State3
December 28, 1991Blockbuster Bowl#8 Alabama30#15 Colorado25
December 28, 1990Blockbuster Bowl#6 Florida State24#7 Penn State17

FAQ

When is the 2023 Pop-Tarts Bowl?

The 2023 Pop-Tarts Bowl will be played on Dec. 28 at 5:45 p.m. ET.

Where is the Pop-Tarts Bowl?

Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., hosts the Pop-Tarts Bowl. Miami Gardens initially hosted the game before it moved to Orlando in 2001. Several sponsors have laid claim to the bowl, including Blockbuster, Champs Sports, Russell Athletic, Camping World, and Cheez-Its; it was also named the Tangerine Bowl for three years.

Who is playing in the 2023 Pop-Tarts Bowl?

Kansas State plays NC State in the 2023 Pop-Tarts Bowl. This game traditionally is between the Big 12 and ACC.