BCS rolls on: Michigan-Virginia Tech square off in the Sugar Bowl [Sugar Bowl open thread]
Tonight the two least-deserving BCS teams--No. 11 Virginia Tech and No. 13 Michigan--square off in the Sugar Bowl. Yes, both teams were at-large selections, and yes there were more deserving teams that got relegated to lesser bowls so the Sugar Bowl could pit two classic programs against one another. Or make more money. Actually, just make more money. But enough about that, let's talk football.
Michigan is enjoying a surprisingly successful season (10-2) in it's first year under coach Brady Hoke. Virginia Tech is 11-2, though it's too losses were both blowouts and both at the hands of Clemson.
The game also features two of the nations best runners--Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson and Virginia Tech running back David Wilson. Wilson ran for 1627 yards and nine touchdowns, while Robinson rushed for 1163 and 16 touchdowns, as well as 2056 passing yards and 18 touchdowns.
Like yesterday's two BCS bowls, this too could be a high-scoring affair.
This game also sets up to two conferences that desperately need big wins against one another. The ACC is 2-11 all time in BCS games, and Virginia Tech got smoked in last year's Orange Bowl. The Big Ten, on the other hand, as been getting whooped on this bowl season, including going 1-4 yesterday alone.
Here is your game information:
No. 11 Virginia Tech vs. No. 13 Michigan, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN.
For more on the game, check this out. As a reminder, I picked Michigan to win.