Impact players in the Orange Bowl
Darren Evans, running back
The Virginia Tech freshman made an instant impact, rushing for 1,112 yards on 259 carries for 10 touchdowns. He also hauled in 15 receptions for 112 yards.
Marshwan Gilyard, wide receiver
The Cincinnati junior led the Bearcats in receiving yards with 1,118 on 74 receptions for 10 touchdowns. He averaged 86 receiving yards per game.
Jason Worilds, defensive lineman
The sophomore defensive line had a stellar season, tallying 62 tackles, a team-high eight sacks, a team-high 18.5 tackles for losses and two forced fumbles.
Dominick Goodman, wide receiver
The Cincinnati senior led the Bearcats in receptions with 78 while tallying 977 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.
Orion Martin, defensive end
The Virginia Tech senior totaled 53 tackles, 7.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.
Jacob Ramsey, running back
The Cincinnati junior rumbled for 630 yards on 148 carries for two touchdowns. He also had 12 receptions for 89 yards and another score.
Tyrod Taylor, quarterback
The Virginia Tech sophomore has the reigns as the starting quarterback. He was 86-for-151 for 896 yards. He was also the team's second leading rusher with 691 yards on 132 carries for six touchdowns.
Tony Pike, quarterback
The Cincinnati junior came into his own this season, going 183-for-291 for 2,168 yards and 18 touchdowns. He also rushed for another score.
Victor "Macho" Harris, cornerback
The Virginia Tech senior led the team in interceptions with six, two of which he returned for scores. He also registered 44 tackles, forced two fumbles and broke up seven passes.
Kevin Huber, punter
When it comes to punting, Cincinnati's Kevin Huber is the nation's best. He has punted 56 times for 2,514 yards, an average of 44.89 yards per punt.
Frank Beamer, head coach
Frank Beamer has been coaching the Hokies since 1987. He's compiled a 176-89-2 record with Virginia Tech and has won the ACC six times. He has a 6-9 record in bowl games with the Hokies.
Brian Kelly, head coach
Brian Kelly took over for Cincinnati in 2006 at the International Bowl. He picked up the win in his Bearcats debut and has gone on to compile a 21-5 record with Cincinnati. Last year he made it 2-for-2 in bowl games, winning Papajohns.com Bowl.