The Stanford football team will take its talents to South Beach and play Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 3. Orange Bowl officials had their pick between Stanford, which finished fourth in the final BCS standings, and Big East champion UConn. While the Huskies would have likely brought more fans to Miami, the Cardinal is a far superior team and should attract a larger television viewing audience.
Virginia Tech lost its highly anticipated season opener to Boise State and suffered a shocking defeat at home one week later to James Madison. Led by senior quarterback Tyrod Taylor, the Hokies rallied to win their final 11 games, including Saturday's ACC Championship against Florida State.
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