It's the second straight year Tech has played in El Paso, and the Jackets are meeting the Trojans for the first time since 1973, and the first time in a bowl game. The Yellow Jackets are 3-1 vs. Pac-12 teams in bowl play.
Both teams are ranked in the top 14 in the nation in both polls. This is just the third all-time meeting between the two Tiger programs. This will be Clemson's eighth appearance in the Chick-fil-A Bowl (formerly known as the Peach Bowl).
Tuesday, Dec. 1 Florida State and Northern Illinois will face off for the first time. The Seminoles will be making their ninth appearance ever in the Orange Bowl. The Huskies are the sixth different opponent the Seminoles have faced in the Orange Bowl.
Part 4 of a 5-part series, the ACC Digital Network looks back at the top performances of 2012. Highlighted by Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd's eight touchdowns against NC State and Florida State's Michael Snaer's buzzer-beaters against Duke and Virginia Tech.