The 2012 Orange Bowl features the West Virginia Mountaineers and the Clemson Tigers. What you’ll get for the price of Orange Bowl Tickets is a chance to see the Clemson Tigers in their first Orange Bowl appearance in two decades. Wins over big name teams have pushed Clemson into a major bowl and two wins over Virginia Tech earned the Tigers their Orange bowl tickets in legit fashion.
West Virginia comes out of the Big East at 5-2 in the conference and 9-3 overall. Geno Smith has been the catalyst of the Mountaineers offense, throwing for 3,978 yards and 25 touchdowns, making West Virginia’s the 6th most potent passing offense in college football. But Clemson’s Tajh Boyd has done it just a shade better, tossing 31 scoring passes and while posting 3,578 yards through the air.
If there’s one advantage Clemson can use to pull off a win in the Orange Bowl it the running game. Running back Andre Ellington has carried the ball 200+ times for over 1,000 yards. The Mountaineers don’t have anyone with those kind of numbers but will rely heavily on Geno Smith and hope Dustin Harrison can keep the Tigers defense honest.