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West Virginia vs. Clemson: Live Score and Analysis for the 2012 BCS Orange Bowl

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 03:  The Clemson Tigers take the field for warm ups led by Phillip Price #79 prior to the ACC Championship game against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Bank of America Stadium on December 3, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
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Randy ChambersAnalyst IJanuary 4, 2012

Now that we have entered a new year, that means that the more appealing bowl games are ready to kick off. One of those top bowl games of the year, of course, is the Discover Orange Bowl.

It features the winner of the Big East and the ACC conferences.

The Clemson Tigers are 10-3 and started the season off with an eight-game winning streak. Although they lost three of the final five games, they have one of the most explosive offenses in the country, averaging 33 points per contest.

West Virginia finished the regular season 9-3 and won the Big East. The Mountaineers may have lost to a couple of subpar teams like Louisville and Syracuse. But they also have a great offense that averages 35 points per game. 

This will be the Tigers' first Orange Bowl appearance since 1981 and the Mountaineers' first, although it will be their third BCS bowl game in seven years.

There is no question that this should be a high-scoring game. You can expect a lot of fireworks, and offensive lovers everywhere should not miss this game.

Stay tuned for all of the updates you'll need on the big game.

This page will be updated below with live analysis. Stay tuned to Bleacher Report for the latest news, highlights and analysis for the 2012 BCS Orange Bowl and the rest of the 2012 bowl season.

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