Monday ACC Bowls:
Humanitarian Bowl: Ga. Tech vs. Fresno State
Defensive coordinator Jon Tenuta will try to lead the Yellow Jackets to their second Humanitarian Bowl victory in five seasons when they meet Fresno State on Dec. 31 in Boise, Idaho. Tenuta replaces Chan Gailey, who earned six bowl invitations during his six-year tenure with the Yellow Jackets -- but went 0-6 against archrival Georgia.
Georgia Tech is ranked 19th in the nation in rushing.
Fresno State is ranked 17th in nation in rushing yards.
Chick-Fil-A Bowl: Clemson vs.Auburn
Going into Monday night's Chick-fil-A bowl, Clemson and Auburn rank among the nation's top 10 defenses in points allowed. However, Auburn (8-4) ranked 101st in the nation in total offense this season. In an attempt to remedy that situation, Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville hired a new offensive coordinator, Tony Franklin, who began installing a no-huddle spread attack in bowl practice.
Clemson ranks #36 in nation in passing.
Auburn ranks #27 in nation in rushing defense.
Tuesday ACC Bowl:
Gator Bowl:Virginia vs.Texas Tech
The Cavaliers and top defensive end Chris Long will try to contain the spread offense of Texas Tech on New Year's Day when the schools play for the first time.
Virginia is ranked #17 in nation in total defense.
Texas Tech is ranked #1 in nation in passing yards.
Thursday ACC Bowl:
Orange Bowl: Virginia Tech vs. Kansas
The Hokies are,Atlantic Coast Conference champions again and set to meet No. 8 Kansas (11-1) in Thursday's Orange Bowl.
Va. Tech is ranked #5 in nation in total defense.
Kansas is ranked #2 in the nation in points scored.
Monday, December 31, 2007
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