Well, if you want more "excuses" why Auburn shouldn't be in the Orange Bowl, they just gave you another last night.
They narrowily beat the Hokies by three points, and Virginia Tech had in inside the 1 yard line with no points, and they missed a chip-shot field goal. The score of the USC-VT game? 24-13. Sure, it may *only* be an 8 point difference, but if Auburn was so much better than USC, then you'd think they would've had a more impressive outing against a team that USC beat by 2 scores.
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