The West Virginia Mountaineers will be heading to a BCS game for the first time since the 2007 season. Dana Holgorsen's boys had a solid season, finishing 9-3 and a share of the Big East crown. They won the tiebreaker over Cincinnati and Louisville due to being the highest ranked Big East team in the BCS (23).
The Discover Orange Bowl will be played on Wed Jan 4th, at 8:30 on ESPN. The Mountaineers face ACC winner Clemson, who dismantled Virginia Tech (again) in the championship game. On paper, this game looks very entertaining. Both teams have explosive offenses, and both teams have defensive units that do give up some points. If your'e a betting man, take the over.
There are also some nice connections between the two. Tajh Boyd was originally lined up to be the quarterback of the future at WVU before decommiting and ending up at Clemson. Meanwhile, Broderick Jenkins and Clemson star, Sammy Watkins played together in high school. These are a few stories I'm sure will be talked about at length.
I'm sure many other storylines will be coming out over the next few weeks, so sit back and enjoy the fact that WVU is BCS-bound yet again.
Here is some helpful info already out about the game.
MSNsportsnet has posted ticket info
Stubhub also with some pretty good deals as well.
Get your official Orange Bowl merchandise here!
Good article from ESPN, introducing many of the stories we'll be talking about.