From Press Release:
Greensboro, N.C.—With top-ranked Florida State, the Atlantic Coast Conference champion, leading the way, the ACC will place an NCAA-record 11 teams in bowl games, Commissioner John Swofford announced Sunday.
Clemson (10-2, 7-1), coached by Dabo Swinney, will be making its second appearance in a BCS Bowl game, having dropped a decision to West Virginia in the 2012 Discover Orange Bowl. The game will mark the Tigers’ fifth trip to the Orange Bowl, where they are 2-2, including clinching the 1981 national championship with a win over Nebraska. The game will be Clemson’s first against the Buckeyes since the 1978 Gator Bowl.
Joining Florida State and Clemson from the ACC will be Duke (Chick-fil-A Bowl), Miami (Russell Athletic Bowl), Virginia Tech (Hyundai Sun Bowl), North Carolina (Belk Bowl), Georgia Tech (Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl), Boston College (AdvoCare V100 Bowl), Maryland (Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman), Pitt (Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl) and Syracuse (Texas Bowl).
ACC Coastal Division champ and 24th-ranked Duke (10-3; 6-2) will travel to Atlanta, Ga., to play in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN. Led by ACC Coach of the Year David Cutcliffe, the Blue Devils, who have won 10 games for the first time in school history, are also appearing in their second consecutive bowl game for the first time ever and will be making their first appearance in the Chick-fil-A Bowl, which is played in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome.
Virginia Tech (8-4, 5-3 ACC) will be heading to El Paso, Tex., to the Hyundai Sun Bowl for the second time in its history, but the first time since 1947. The Hyundai Sun Bowl will be played on Dec.31 at 2 p.m. and will be nationally televised by CBS. The Hokies are coached by Frank Beamer, who leads all active coaches in the nation with 266 career victories. Tech will be making its 21st consecutive trip to a bowl game, the nation’s second-longest current streak.