Orange Bowl 2011: 10 Things to Know About Stanford vs. Virginia Tech

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Orange Bowl 2011: 10 Things to Know About Stanford vs. Virginia Tech
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Well, it's official: the No. 4 ranked Stanford Cardinal will face the No. 13 ranked Virginia Tech Hokies in the 2011 Orange Bowl.

The game will pit two of the hottest teams in college football against each other.

Stanford is coming off its best season in school history, finishing 11-1, with its only loss coming against No. 2 ranked Oregon. They boast arguably the best coach in the NCAA in Jim Harbaugh, and the best quarterback in Andrew Luck, and they are out to prove that traditionally non-football schools can make a big impact.

On the other side of the ball is Virginia Tech, who after starting the season with two tough losses against Boise State and James Madison, have won 11 games in a row, and consequently enter the Orange Bowl with a full head of steam. They boast a deadly offense centered around speedy quarterback Tyrod Taylor, and a defense that has really come up big for them this year.They will be looking to play the role of spoiler to the BCS Bowl run of the Stanford Cardinal.

This match up should prove to be an interesting one, so, here, to set the stage, are ten things you need to know about the match up between Stanford and Virginia Tech.

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