Rematch! Miami, West Virginia to meet in Orlando
West Virginia (10-2, Big 12) vs. Miami (8-4, ACC), Dec. 28, 5:30 p.m. ET.
LOCATION: Orlando, Florida.
West Virginia: QB Skyler Howard, 3,194 yards, 26 TDs
Miami: QB Brad Kaaya, 3,250 yards, 23 TDs
West Virginia: The Mountaineers' shot at a Big 12 title was ruined when they were rolled by Oklahoma 56-28. But West Virginia rallied to beat Iowa State and Baylor and gave the Big 12 three 10-win teams. The Mountaineers defense held nine teams to 21 points or less this season.
Miami: The Hurricanes finished the regular season on a roll, winning four straight after a 4-4 start. Miami is making its first appearance in this bowl since Teddy Bridgewater and Louisville blew the Canes out 36-9 in 2013.
LAST TIME: Miami 22, West Virginia 20 (2003).
West Virginia: 35th overall bowl appearance (15-19). First appearance against Miami in a bowl game.
Miami: 38th overall appearance (19-18). Six straight bowl game losses dating back to 2008.