Orange Bowl 2012, West Virginia Vs. Clemson: Time, TV Schedule, Odds And More

The West Virginia Mountaineers are getting set to take on the Clemson Tigers in the 2012 Orange Bowl. The game will feature two of the NCAA's better and more explosive offenses in the country. The Mountaineers rank seventh in the country in passing thanks to quarterback Geno Smith, and 17th in total offense. Reaching a BCS bowl game wasn't easy for the 'Eers however, as it took some late game heroics and help from other teams. "Three games in a row it came down to, shoot, I think the last minute of all three games -- maybe even the last couple of seconds," West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen said. "Regardless of what happens, you've just got to keep playing, you've got to keep playing and you've got to find a way to win in the end."

The Tigers on the other hand ran through most of their opponents until some late missteps down the stretch. Quarterback Tajh Boyd and freshman sensation Sammy Watkins lead an offense that set Clemson records for passing yards, total yards, and scoring. Despite a few road bumps after an 8-0 start, the Tigers were able to make their first Orange Bowl since 1982. "It's been 30 years since Clemson has been in the Orange Bowl," Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said. "This is the site of our program's greatest moment and we've been wandering in the desert for a long time since." Both teams look to bring their high powered offenses and put on a show in Miami.

"We anticipate an exciting, high-scoring game," Orange Bowl CEO Eric Poms said.

Game date, time: 8:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, January 4th

Location: Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FL

TV channel: ESPN/ESPN3

Odds: Line is even

For more college football, stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news coverage. And visit our many college football blogs. For more on the Mountaineers, head over to the SB Nation blog The Smoking Musket.Check out Shakin' The Southland for everything Tigers. Head over to the official site of the Orange Bowl for more on this year's game.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.