This is Duke's ninth bowl game and the program's first in 18 seasons. This game marks the first meeting on the gridiron between the two schools. ACC Coach of the Year David Cutcliffe owns a bowl record of 4-1 as a head coach.
Friday, Dec. 28 Virginia Tech and Rutgers University will be meeting for the 15th time in football when they meet in the Russell Athletic Bowl. The Hokies lead the series, which began in 1920, 11-3 but the two haven't met since 2003 - Tech's last season in the Big East.
Part 2 of a 5-part series, the ACC Digital Network looks back at the top players of 2012. Highlighted by Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd who had a record-breaking season for the Tigers and NC State's star southpaw Carlos Rodon.