Found December 04, 2011 on
Eye and Eer:
West Virginia may have backed into the Big East's BCS Bowl berth, but Clemson wasn't supposed to be the opponent.
Instead, the 15th-ranked Tigers (10-3) defeated Virginia Tech for the second time this season. But this time it was in the ACC Championship and Dabo Swinney's team earned the spot in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 4.
The No. 23 Mountaineers (9-3) caught every break they needed to reach the Orange Bowl, including a last-second field by Tyler Bitancurt to knock off South Florida on Thursday night.
Now the Big East's reputation rides on WVU's shoulders again, which seems sort of ironic considering the Mountaineers are doing everything they can to get out of the conference by July 1.
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MIAMI (AP) -- West Virginia needed three harrowing wins. Clemson rode the power of a blowout.
Different methods, same reward. The Mountaineers and Tigers are heading to the Orange Bowl.
The matchup was announced Sunday night and, given the events of the weekend, was hardly a surprise. Clemson (10-3) earned an automatic berth by soundly beating Virginia Tech in the Atlantic Coast...
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West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen wasn't even expecting to be a head coach at this time last year.
Or even during...