Stadium: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Payout: $1,800,000 per team
Former Names: N/A
Broadcasters: Chris Fowler, Jesse Palmer
Sideline Reporter: Tom Rinaldi
West Virginia: The Mountaineers' first season in the Big 12 began with great promise, as the team's 5-0 record included victories over No. 25 Baylor and No. 11 Texas. Then came five straight losses in Big 12 games, relegating West Viginia to the conference's seventh bowl tie-in. West Virginia looked stellar in last season's Orange Bowl, routing Clemson 70-33.
Syracuse: Doug Marrone has guided Syracuse to its second bowl game in his four years as head coach. In 2010, the Orange defeated Kansas State 36-34 in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. They'll be hoping for a similar result against another Big 12 foe and former Big East conference-mate. The Orange beat West Virginia in their past two meetings, including a 49-23 beatdown last season.
|Overall Record||7-5||Overall Record||7-5|
|Conference Record||4-5||Conference Record||5-2|
|Bowl Record||14-17||Bowl Record||13-9-1|
|Last Bowl Win||2012 Orange||Last Bowl Win||2010 Pinstripe|
All Time Series: 32-27 Syracuse
Line: West Virginia by 3.5