Bowl Games 2011-2012: ACC Gets Clemson, Virginia Tech Into The BCS

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 03: Kourtnei Brown #90 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates winning the ACC Championship game against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Bank of America Stadium on December 3, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Eight ACC teams made bowl games, with two of those teams making it to the BCS.

The ACC experienced a fairly average season, but they've still managed to get two teams into the BCS and a total of eight teams into bowl games. Virginia Tech has made it to the Sugar Bowl somewhat controversially after two losses to Clemson. That Clemson team is also in the BCS after winning the ACC Championship Game and will face West Virginia in the Orange Bowl.

North Carolina plays the ACC's first game on Dec. 26 and the conference is involved in six bowl games before January. The BCS games that Clemson and VT earned bids to are the only January bowls featuring ACC teams.

Independence Bowl: Dec. 26, 5:00 p.m. ET

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Missouri Tigers

Belk Bowl: Dec. 27, 8:00 p.m. ET

NC State Wolfpack vs. Louisville Cardinals

Champs Sports Bowl: Dec. 29, 5:30 p.m. ET

Florida State Seminoles vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Music City Bowl: Dec. 30, 6:40 p.m. ET

Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Sun Bowl: Dec. 31, 2:00 p.m. ET

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Utah Utes

Chick-Fil-A Bowl: Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. ET

Auburn Tigers vs. Virginia Cavaliers

Sugar Bowl: Jan. 3, 8:30 p.m. ET

Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Michigan Wolverines

Orange Bowl: Jan. 4, 8:00 p.m. ET

Clemson Tigers vs. West Virginia Mountaineers

For more on each bowl game pairing and a complete schedule, stay tuned to SB Nation's 2011 college football bowl game coverage. And visit our many college football blogs. 

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