This is silly. At 6-6 we would be candidates for one of the bottom tier ACC bowls: Gasparilla, Birmingham, First Responder, Military, and Fenway. 7-5 with a win over the #1 team in the country immediately takes us out of consideration for those bowls and we end up at Tampa (Reliaquest), Orlando (Pop Tarts), Charlotte (Duke’s Mayo), Jacksonville (Gator), El Paso (Sun), New York (Pinstripe), or even San Diego (Holiday) though that’s unlikely.Nope. Bowls care about butts in seats and eyes on sets. Us being 6-6 losing or 7-5 winning doesn't change that calculus enough to make a difference.
In other words: they aren’t putting the team that just slayed the giant in the Birmingham or Fenway Bowl. One of the larger bowls would scoop Tech up right away.
It’s all a moot point if Tech doesn’t win on Saturday after Thanksgiving anyway, though.