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  1. Sugar Bowl extra: Inside the numbers

    Heather Dinich

    ESPN's Stats & Information department took a closer look inside the numbers behind Michigan's 23-20 overtime win against Virginia Tech on Tuesday night in the Allstate Sugar Bowl: Despite the loss, Bud Foster's defense did a standout job on Mi...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  2. Why Virginia Tech lost (not the officiating)

    Heather Dinich

    NEW ORLEANS - When Virginia Tech lost to Clemson in the ACC championship game, Hokies' running back David Wilson questioned the playcalling. On Tuesday night, after the Hokies lost to Michigan in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, Wilson called out the officia...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  3. ACC sinks deeper into BCS hole

    Heather Dinich

    NEW ORLEANS -- This wasn't the ACC's only chance to make a statement. This was the ACC's 14th chance, to be exact. Following Virginia Tech's 23-20 overtime loss to Michigan on Tuesday night in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, the ACC dropped to 2-12 in...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  4. Hokies' David Wilson still undecided

    Heather Dinich

    NEW ORLEANS -- Virginia Tech running back David Wilson said after the Allstate Sugar Bowl that he is still undecided about whether he is leaving school early for the NFL draft, and that he hasn't yet heard back from the NFL advisory board. Wilson...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  5. Instant Analysis: Wolverines 23, Hokies 20

    Heather Dinich

    NEW ORLEANS -- Both Virginia Tech and Michigan faced doubts coming into this game, and both teams had their share of blunders, but in the end the Allstate Sugar Bowl delivered a thriller that went into overtime thanks to a third-string kicker who con...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  6. Third Quarter: Michigan 17, Virginia Tech 9

    Heather Dinich

    NEW ORLEANS -- Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson has looked both subpar and spectacular in this game. He's made poor throws and bad decisions, but his two remarkable touchdown passes have been the difference. For Robinson to have minus-one yard ru...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  7. Third Quarter: Michigan 17, Virginia Tech 9

    Heather Dinich

    NEW ORLEANS -- Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson has looked both subpar and spectacular in this game. He's made poor throws and bad decisions, but his two remarkable touchdown passes have been the difference. For Robinson to have minus-one yard ru...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  8. Third Quarter: Michigan 17, Virginia Tech 9

    Heather Dinich

    NEW ORLEANS -- Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson has looked both subpar and spectacular in this game. He's made poor throws and bad decisions, but his two remarkable touchdown passes have been the difference. For Robinson to have minus-one yard ru...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  9. First Quarter: Virginia Tech 3, Michigan 0

    Heather Dinich

    NEW ORLEANS -- This looks like a game Virginia Tech can win -- if it cuts down on its mistakes. It was an odd start to the game for both teams, as standout Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson began with four carries, two fumbles, a loss of a yard an...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  10. Halftime: Michigan 10, Virginia Tech 6

    Heather Dinich

    NEW ORLEANS -- This game changed in less than a minute. Virginia Tech lost control and Michigan gained all of the momentum, thanks to a big passing play and a fumble on a kickoff return. It took until the waning minutes of the second half for the Wol...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  11. Myer coming through for Hokies

    Heather Dinich

    NEW ORLEANS -- Virginia Tech kicker Justin Myer, the third option on the depth chart at one point, has accounted for all of the Hokies' points so far tonight. Raise your hand if you saw THAT one coming. With Virginia Tech's top two kickers susp...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  12. Michigan fortunate

    Heather Dinich

    NEW ORLEANS -- Michigan is fortunate it's only trailing Virginia Tech 6-0 in the second quarter. Anyone paying attention to this game probably feels like it should be 21-0 Virginia Tech. The Hokies are controlling every aspect of this game except the...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  13. Pregame observations

    Heather Dinich

    NEW ORLEANS -- Michigan is louder. At least right now, as I'm typing this and the stadium is still nowhere near full. Both teams are out on the field warming up, and the Wolverines have their crowd roaring already. Big Ten blogger Adam Rittenberg and...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  14. Greetings from the Allstate Sugar Bowl

    Heather Dinich

    NEW ORLEANS -- Finally, it's here. The talk has grown tired, the questions old. It's time to see what these Hokies are made of. New Orleans is, and was, a Saints-first town, but on Monday, the Hokies and Wolverines showed up in full force. Despite...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  15. Sugar Bowl keys

    Heather Dinich

    The Allstate Sugar Bowl should be a fun, interesting chess match between not only veteran coach Frank Beamer and first-year coach Brady Hoke, but also between Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster and Michigan offensive coordinator Al Borges...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  16. VT bears burden of validating its place

    Heather Dinich

    NEW ORLEANS -- As far as big wins go, none has loomed larger for Virginia Tech than its 28-10 Sugar Bowl win against Texas in 1995. Despite all of the success coach Frank Beamer's program has had, despite its history in one of college football's m...

    Blog | January 03, 2012