Michigan and Virginia Tech match up really well with each other. Linebacker Alonzo Tweedy finally will be back in the lineup after missing a lot of time with a high ankle sprain. He runs a 4.33 40-yard dash, and that’s a huge problem for Denard Robinson.
Mike Martin could have a career game against Virginia Tech’s offensive line, which would entirely disrupt what the Hokies do on offense. But the biggest difference has been bowl preparation. This will be Tech’s fourth BCS Bowl in five years, while Michigan has been to one bowl game since 2007 in which the team got dominated by Mississippi State.
Brady Hoke has allowed the Wolverines to police themselves, while Frank Beamer is all business, especially after the off-field incidents with the kickers. Virginia Tech will come out all business with a chip on its shoulder, while Michigan will just be happy to be there. That will ultimately be the deciding factor in the game.