CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Tyrod Taylor threw three touchdown passes
and scrambled for another and surging Virginia Tech captured its
third Atlantic Coast Conference title in four years with a 44-33
victory over Florida State on Saturday night.
After the 12th-ranked Hokies (11-2) had their national title
hopes dashed in a five-day nightmare of consecutive loses to start
the season, coach Frank Beamer's squad recovered by dominating the
ACC behind the versatile Taylor.
Now Virginia Tech is headed to the Orange Bowl thanks to its
11th straight win.
Taylor's top target was Danny Coale, who caught six passes for a
career-best 143 yards and a score.
Ty Jones rushed for three touchdowns for No. 20 Florida State
(9-4), while EJ Manuel had an interception returned for a
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