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Orange Bowl 2012 Live Updates: Clemson vs. West Virginia

01/04/2012 08:06 pm ET

The 2012 Orange Bowl features two of the top offenses in college football, but neither school has much experience in the BCS. While West Virginia is playing in their third ever BCS bowl, the Clemson Tigers will look to win their first ever appearance in a BCS game.

Clemson opened the season strong, going 8-0 before losing three of the last four games of the regular season. But the Tigers earned a trip to Sun Life Stadium by manhandling of Virginia Tech in the ACC championship Game. Led by quarterback Tahj Boyd and running back Andre Ellington, Clemson averaged 33.6 points and 440.6 per game.

The Mountaineers have plenty of firepower as well. Junior quarterback Geno Smith emerged as a Big East star in 2011, throwing for 3,978 yards, 25 touchdowns and just seven interceptions. With wideouts Stedman Bailey and Tavon Austin, West Virginia certainly will pose some problems for Clemson's 38th ranked pass defense.

Will West Virginia finally win a bowl game after dropping their last two? Or will Clemson win their first BCS bowl in school history?

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Stay tuned here for live updates throughout the game and tweet to @HuffPostSports to join in the conversation.

01/05/2012 12:25 AM EST

GAME IS OVER

WEST VIRGINIA WINS 70-33.

01/05/2012 12:15 AM EST

Clemson scores a touchdown with 1:01 left in the game and we're now over 100 points combined.

70-33 WEST VIRGINIA

01/05/2012 12:12 AM EST

@ slmandel :

70 points. Incredible. Is this a BCS bowl game or a Homecoming game against some FCS team?

01/05/2012 12:12 AM EST

West Virginia goes three and out with 3:07 left in the game.

01/05/2012 12:09 AM EST

@ BFeldmanCBS :

Clemson surrendering 70 pts to WVU. That's more than the Tigers hoops team has allowed in 9 of 14 games this yr.

01/05/2012 12:09 AM EST

@ smartfootball :

People have been waiting for video game stats from Geno Smith all year. 400 yards and 6 TDs qualifies; who would've thought it'd come in OB?

01/05/2012 12:02 AM EST

@ CollegeGameDay :

And #WestVirginia sets a bowl game record for most points in a game with 70 points.

01/05/2012 12:00 AM EST

Guess What

WVU's Willie Milhouse rushes to the outside out of the shotgun and dives into the end zone for another touchdown. 70-26 WEST VIRGINIA. This bowl has become the highest-scoring bowl ever.

01/04/2012 11:59 PM EST

WVU is facing a 3rd and goal after a fade pass to the back of the end zone falls incomplete.

01/04/2012 11:56 PM EST

@ smartfootball :

RT @Nastinchka: Happy birthday, Steve Slaton. (no, for real, it's today)

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