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2012 Sugar Bowl: Virginia Tech Previews Michigan

Many people felt that Virginia Tech did not deserve a BCS Bowl berth, but the SB Nation blog for the Hokies, Gobbler Country, has published an extensive preview and is excited for the 2012 Sugar Bowl Against Michigan. The Wolverines feature a vastly improved defense and a dynamic quarterback in Denard Robinson, but Virginia Tech can be deceptively good with a stoic approach to the game:

Michigan used a vastly improved defense and the most dynamic quarterback in the nation to record its first 10-win season since 2006, when the Wolverines started the season 11-0. Michigan's two losses coincided with by far its two worst offensive performances of the season, a 28-14 loss at Michigan State and a 24-16 loss at Iowa. Against MSU, the Wolverines were an abysmal 3-for-15 on third down. The Iowa game was the only game all year they didn't force a turnover and they finished -2 in turnover margin, their worst of the season.

Virginia Tech was undefeated this year as long as they did not play Clemson, so their BCS berth is not as undeserved as some perceive. Had they reversed their earlier loss to Clemson in the ACC championship game there is a possibility that the Hokies would have an argument for being in the national title game, so they are not an opponent to be taken lightly.