Why Virginia Tech lost (not the officiating)

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The Wolverines' performance wasn't gritty, and they didn't fight through adversity; they stumbled into victory thanks to a Virginia Tech team ever-so willing to give it away. What we're watching (all times EST, unless noted): Washington at Orlando in

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By Jeremy Brevard, US Presswire Clemson freshman Sammy Watkins catches a pass in the ACC title game against Virginia Tech. He had 1153 receiving yards this season. By Jeremy Brevard, US Presswire Clemson freshman Sammy Watkins catches a pass in the ACC

Michigan running back Vincent Smith is tackled by Virginia Tech's Tariq Edwards during the first half of the Sugar Bowl. The Wolverines were held to 51 rushing yards in the game. / KIRTHMON F DOZIER/Detroit Free Press By Mark Snyder Michigan built this