ACC disappoints as bowl season ends with 2-6 record

January 5, 2012

West Virginia was too much for Clemson beating the Tigers 70-33 in the Discover Orange Bowl.

Following West Virginia’s 70-33 rout of 14th ranked Clemson in last night’s Discover Orange Bowl, the ACC is a paltry 2-6 in bowl season play. This record marks the lowest winning percentage for AQ conferences for the 2011 season. It could have been worse, but thanks to Florida State’s heroic efforts in the Champs Sports Bowl edging Notre Dame 18-14 and NC State’s TD victory over Louisville 31-24, the ACC secured two much needed wins.

To be fair, Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech both lost in OT and could have, or in both cases, should have won their bowl games. Overall, the ACC has the lowest win total in BCS games at 2-13. The conference’s premier program, Virginia Tech, is an embarrassing 1-4 in BCS bowl games.

The ACC, historically a basketball conference, has not won a football national championship since 1999. And the way the conference has been playing as of late, it is highly unlikely they will win one anytime soon.

Here is a round up of the ACC bowl games:

Monday December 26, 2011
Independence Bowl
North Carolina 24
Missouri 41

Tuesday December 27, 2011
Belk Bowl
Louisville 24
N.C. State 31

Thursday December 29, 2011
Champs Sports Bowl
(25) Florida St. 18
Notre Dame 14

Friday December 30, 2011
Music City Bowl
Mississippi St. 23
Wake Forest 17
Saturday December 31, 2011
Sun Bowl
Georgia Tech 27
Utah 30

Chick-fil-A Bowl   �
Virginia 24
Auburn 43   

Tuesday January 3, 2012
Sugar Bowl
(13) Michigan 23  �
(17) Virginia Tech 20

Wednesday January 4, 2012
Orange Bowl
(23) West Virginia 70
(14) Clemson 33

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