Virginia Tech 16, Miami 10

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For the first time in a long time, the Hokies did not have a late season collapse, and they won the ACC title. I guess Tech was the surprise of the ACC since they were picked to finish 6th in the preseason poll. Frank Beamer’s bonus check certainly got fatter after his team won.

Because Tech’s going to a BCS bowl game, Beamer’s bonus increases from $143,227 to $264,840, and if he wins the BCS game, he’ll receive an additional $15,000 vs. $10,000 for winning a regular bowl game. His coordinators receive bonuses of $35,000 each for the BCS bowl game vs. $30,000 for a non-BCS bowl game, and the other 7 full-time assistants get $20,000 bonuses instead of the $10,000 they would have received for a non-BCS bowl. The Assistants also receive an additional bonus if Tech wins the BCS bowl game.