Virginia Tech Hokies
Rutgers’ regular-season ended with the Scarlet Knights thinking about what might have been after they lost a BCS bowl berth with consecutive losses. They will have to have to wait a little longer to completely wash away that bitter feeling.
Though a 20-17 loss to Louisville in the finale dashed the Scarlet Knights’ hopes for the program’s first BCS berth, the consolation prize of the Russell Athletic Bowl presents coach Kyle Flood and his players with an opportunity to add another accomplishment.
The SEC Championship game is the granddaddy of all conference title games. LSU-Georgia sounds great on paper and I’m sure it’ll be competitive (for at least the first half). But there’s no denying a layer of drama has been taken off this matchup.
The game of the week features two undefeated teams with national championship aspirations. The Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-0) travel to Madison to take on the Wisconsin Badgers (4-0) in what will be Big Red’s first ever Big 10 game.
The Virginia Tech Hokies turned their season around with 11 straight victories, culminating in Tyrod Taylor’s four-touchdown performance Saturday night as No. 12 Virginia Tech beat No. 20 Florida State 44-33 for its third Atlantic Coast Conference title in four years.