Orange Bowl Pits Premier QBs Luck, Taylor

Orange Bowl Pits Premier QBs Luck, Taylor

No postseason game offers a more compelling showdown of opposing quarterbacks than the Discover Orange Bowl Monday night in Miami Gardens, Fla.

Stanford's Andrew Luck finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting, was the Pacific-10 offensive player of the year and is expected to be a top-five pick in the NFL draft should he choose to leave school early. Virginia Tech's Tyrod Taylor was named player of the year in the Atlantic Coast Conference and has led the Hokies to 34 wins as a starter.

"Both quarterbacks are extremely talented, and they've got good playmakers around them," Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh said Sunday. "I definitely think (Taylor) has more than a shot (to succeed in the NFL). He's a really accurate thrower who has great eye discipline when he's out of the pocket, keeping his eyes downfield and making plays.

"He definitely makes me nervous. At the same time, he's going to be fun to watch, and we're ready to compete against him."

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