NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Sugar Bowl by-the-numbers:

0 _ perfect seasons in Bobby Bowden's coaching career.

1 _ national title for Florida State (1993).

2 _ Virginia Tech's highest poll ranking.

3 _ years out of four Florida State is playing for national title.

4 _ ties apiece in the coaching careers of Frank Beamer and Bobby Bowden.

5 _ Sugar Bowls since '89 for Florida State.

6 _ '99 Heisman Trophy finish for Peter Warrick.

7 _ straight bowl games for Virginia Tech.

8 _ rushing TDs for Michael Vick.

9 _ TD catches by Tech's Andre Davis.

10.5 _ points per game allowed by Virginia Tech.

11 _ wins by both Florida State and Virginia Tech.

12 _ consecutive top 4 poll finishes for Florida State.

13 _ million dollars for each Sugar Bowl team.

17 _ bowl wins for Florida State.

22 _ interceptions by Florida State led the nation.

26 _ blocked kicks by Florida State in '90s.

29 _ bowl games for Florida State.

31 _ meetings between No. 1 and No. 2 teams prior to Sugar Bowl.

38 _ wins, 4 losses for Florida State when ranked No. 1 in AP poll.

41.4 _ points per game scored by Virginia Tech to lead nation.

47 _ of 47 extra point attempts by Sebastian Janikowski.

58 _ sacks by Virginia Tech this season.

63 _ blocked kicks by Virginia Tech during '90s.

66 _ Sugar Bowls.

70 _ Bobby Bowden's age.

85 _ dollars for cheapest ticket.

97 _ straight extra points by Shayne Graham before missing against Miami.

108 _ wins during the '90s for Florida State (most by team in I-A the entire decade).

180.4 _ Michael Vick's nation-leading pass efficiency rating.

303 _ coaching wins for Bobby Bowden.

1,119 _ yards rushing for Shyrone Stith.

3,103 _ passing yards for Chris Weinke.

3,517 _ career yards receiving for Peter Warrick.

76,503 _ people at 1999 Sugar Bowl.