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Orange Bowl Prediction

4 Stanford vs. 13 Virginia Tech
QB Comparison:
Stanford's Andrew Luck 3,051 passing yards, 28 touchdowns, 7 interceptions
Virginia Tech's Tyrod Taylor 2,521 passing yards, 23 touchdowns, 4 interceptions
RB Comparison
Stanford's Stepfan Taylor 1,023 rushing yards, 15 touchdowns
Virginia Tech's Darren Evans 817 rushing yards, 11 touchdowns

Defensive Comparison: Virginia Tech has had one of the most dominant defenses the past few years but the team doesn't have much experience in the unit anymore. Steven Friday is the team's best pass rusher and Rashad Carmichael is a hard hitter and can force turnovers in the secondary. Stanford also isn't very strong on defense but does have sophomore Shayne Skov. Skov had a big game last year against Oklahoma in the Sun Bowl and hopes to repeat that performance. FB-LB Owen Marecic isn't any every play tackler but he will make plays.

Overlook: After a 0-2 start to the season Virginia Tech has won 11 straight including the ACC championship game. They have momentum but so does Stanford who is also rolling as of late. This one is widely thought as a possible aerial war but it may turn into a ground war. Both team's have a number of options at back that can make catches out of the backfield. This could be a high scoring war with both defenses not unvailing a lot of talent on defense.
Stanford, 38 Virginia Tech, 33

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