Monday, December 6, 2010

Nine ACC Teams Going Bowling

Led by the 2010 ACC Virginia Tech Hokies, who will represent the league at this year’s Discover Orange Bowl, the league placed nine of its teams in postseason bowl games, it was announced Sunday. Only Maryland, who is headed to the Military Bowl in sunny Washington, DC on December 29th has a legitimate complaint about the draw.  Unless, of course, you are Boston College who got a 12-1 Nevada team which will surely be aggravated over their placement in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl on January 9th!

Since 2005, the ACC has seen 50 of its teams go to post season bowl games. In that time only the Southeastern Conference (51) has had more. This year’s pairings also extended consecutive bowl streaks for ACC teams who have four of the nation’s seven longest bowl game streaks, led by Florida State which has the nation’s longest current bowl streak. The Seminoles are making their 29th consecutive bowl trip in a streak that began with the 1982 Gator Bowl game.

The Seminoles are joined by Virginia Tech, which will enjoy its 18th consecutive bowl trip--the nation’s third longest skein; Georgia Tech, which is making it 14th straight bowl appearance, tied for the nation’s fifth longest streak and Boston College, which will be making its 12th consecutive bowl excursion, which is tied for the nation’s seventh longest streak.

Dec. 27 Avocare V100 Independence Bowl GEORGIA TECH (6-6) vs. Airforce (8-4) ESPN2

Dec. 28 Champs Sports Bowl N.C. STATE (8-4) vs. #22 West Virginia (9-3) ESPN

Dec. 29 Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman MARYLAND (8-4) vs. East Carolina (6-6) ESPN

Dec. 30 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl NORTH CAROLINA (7-5) vs. Tennessee (6-6) ESPN

Dec. 31 Meineke Car Care Bowl CLEMSON (6-6) vs. South Florida ( 7-5) ESPN

Dec. 31 Hyundai Sun Bowl MIAMI (7-5) vs. Notre Dame ( 7-5) CBS

Dec. 31 Chick-fil-A Bowl #23 FLORIDA STATE (9-3) vs. #19 South Carolina (9-4) ESPN

Jan. 3 Discover Orange Bowl #12 VIRGINIA TECH ( 11-2) vs. #4 Stanford (11-1) ESPN

Jan. 9 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl BOSTON COLLEGE (7-5) vs. #13 Nevada (12-1) ESPN

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