MIAMI -- Who is ready for some football? After more than a month off, you know Stanford is ready to go in the Discover Orange Bowl against Virginia Tech. We are just a few minutes from kickoff, and both teams have completed their pregame warm-ups.
Stanford is wearing red jerseys. The Stanford band is on the field and spoofing LeBron James' decision to play for the Miami Heat, so we truly are moments away.
Here are some quick notes to keep in mind as we speed toward kickoff:
Stanford has not won a bowl game since 1996.
The Cardinal have allowed just 44 points in the past five games, the fewest points allowed in a five-game stretch since 1971.
There are no announced changes to the Stanford starting lineup.
Must watch the first quarter. Stanford is outscoring opponents 288-78 in the first half, including 145-34 in the first quarter.
A total of 16 different Stanford players have scored touchdowns this season.
Stanford last won a bowl game in 1996.
Last time out, Stanford beat Oregon State 38-0 on Nov. 27. It was Stanford's third shutout of the year, the first time since 1969 the Cardinal had three shutouts in the same season.