West Virginia in the 2012 Discover Orange Bowl: 5 Players You Need to Know

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West Virginia in the 2012 Discover Orange Bowl: 5 Players You Need to Know
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Clearly the national perception is that West Virginia and the Big East don't deserve a spot in the Discover Orange Bowl.

But when it comes to BCS bowl games, West Virginia has a knack for making its critics think twice.

The Mountaineers knocked off Georgia in the 2006 Sugar Bowl, and then turned the trick against Oklahoma in the 2008 Fiesta Bowl.

So maybe WVU will find a way to make it three in a row in BCS bowls when it plays Clemson at 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 4.

For the Mountaineers to get another upset, it will take some special performances in Miami. Here are five players you need to know before the game kicks off.

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