GT, VT and FSU by the numbers

A few quick numbers for you on the ACC's remaining bowl teams before I head off to Jacksonville:

1 - Virginia Tech linebacker Cody Grimm is tied for first among FBS players with seven fumbles forced this season.

233 - Miles between Tennessee and Virginia Tech. The two schools are only four hours apart.

17 - The number of consecutive postseason bowl games for Virginia Tech. The Hokies’ streak is the third-longest current streak in the nation behind only FSU and Florida (19).

2-0 - Florida State’s record in the Gator Bowl against West Virginia. The Seminoles beat the Mountaineers in 1982 and 2005, and overall is 5-0-1 in six previous trips to the Jacksonville, Fla., postseason game.

18.42 - Florida State redshirt freshman Greg Reid leads the nation in punt returns, averaging 18.42 yards per return. He returned one punt 68 yards for a score against Wake Forest earlier this year.

11 - The number of consecutive bowl games Florida State won from 1985 through 1996, an NCAA record. The Seminoles also put together a 14-game bowl non-losing streak from 1982 through 1996.

66 - Georgia Tech junior wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has been responsible for 66 percent of his team’s passing yardage this year (1,762). He has 46 catches for 1,154 yards this year, the 9th highest total in ACC history.

76.9 - The winning percentage of coach Paul Johnson in his first two seasons at Georgia Tech, it is the sixth-best record for a second-year coach in ACC history. FSU’s Bobby Bowden has the best record in his first two seasons in the ACC, a 23-2 mark.

1967 - The last time Georgia Tech made an appearance in the FedEx Orange Bowl or any current BCS bowl game. The Jackets' last appearance in the Orange Bowl also coincided with the final game coached by the legendary Bobby Dodd, the last of Tech’s three head coaches who are in the college football Hall of Fame.