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Monday's college football bowl game: Stanford vs. Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl

The 11-1 Cardinal will look cap off the best season in the program's history with a victory over the surging Hokies.

January 02, 2011
  • Quarterback Andrew Luck, the Heisman Trophy runner-up, leads Stanford into the Orange Bowl on Monday.
Quarterback Andrew Luck, the Heisman Trophy runner-up, leads Stanford… (Paul Sakuma / Associated…)

ORANGE BOWL

STANFORD (11-1) vs. VIRGINIA TECH (11-2)

Where: Miami

When: 5:30 p.m. PST

On the air: ESPN

About Stanford: In the program's best season ever, the Cardinal lost only once — to Oregon, which is playing for the national title. Although the Pac-10 runners-up were challenged by USC and Arizona State, they easily handled pretty much everyone else on their schedule.

About Virginia Tech: The Hokies became the first team in Division I-A history to win 11 consecutive games after losing two to open the season. The last of those wins was in the ACC title game against Florida State. Senior quarterback Tyrod Taylor was ACC player of the year.

Watchability: 3 out 5 stars.

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