5. Virginia Tech vs. Cincinnati (9/29/2012 - Landover, MD)
A year ago, Virginia Tech won the ACC Coastal division, and Cincinnati won a share of the Big East regular season title.
Both teams have had great recent success in-conference, but have struggled to win statement games against non-conference opponents. Cincinnati scheduled this game at FedEx Field for branding purposes, but it may backfire if they are indeed going to experience a rebuilding year. Expectations are higher in Blacksburg with the return of the majority of last year’s defense and quarterback Logan Thomas.