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2015 Schedule
6-7, 4th in American Athletic - West
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The American's 12 most important players in 2016

The American made a splash as Houston and Temple enjoyed successful seasons. Both quarterbacks are back for those squads. Which other players are indispensable in the conference?

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AAC confidential: Coaches unload on league

How do coaches think 2016 will go in the AAC? Opposing coaches dish, anonymously, on why Greg Ward Jr. is dominant, how Temple is dangerous and much more from the American Athletic Conference.

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Rising trend of college teams hiring HS coaches (3:22)
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Ellis' emphatic two-handed slam

After grabbing the offensive rebound, Cincinnati's Octavius Ellis went up strong for a two-handed dunk. The Bearcats are up big late over Tulsa.

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Pre-bowl proposal is a hit

Tulsa's Garret Stafford got the answer he was looking for before today's Independence Bowl.

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Virginia Tech sends Beamer out a winner

Virginia Tech scored 55 points but needs a late sack to finish off Tulsa's comeback surge in the Camping World Independence Bowl.

Brandon Chatmon ESPN Staff Writer 

"We just ran out of gas." - Tulsa HC Phillip Montgomery. The Golden Hurricane scored 14 unanswered points but failed to tie the score or take the lead on their final drive in the 55-52 loss to Virginia Tech in the Independence Bowl. Tulsa outscored Virginia Tech, 15-3, in the final quarter.

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Four touchdowns in game's first four minutes

Here's each of the scores from a wild start at the Independence Bowl between Tulsa and Virginia Tech. It's the first time that happened in a FBS game since 2007. The Hokies went on to win, 55-52.

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Virginia Tech sends Beamer out a winner vs. Tulsa (1:28)
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Beamer leaves Virginia Tech on top (1:41)
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Beamer celebrates win with a victory dance (0:13)
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Frank Beamer is beaming

The Virginia Tech coach's final game was a memorable one that featured 107 points, 1,161 total yards, 57 first downs and ended in his 280th D-I win.

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Va. Tech edges Tulsa in Beamer finale airshow

Michael Brewer threw for 344 yards, Isaiah Ford had 227 yards receiving and coach Frank Beamer won his final game at Virginia Tech, 55-52 over Tulsa on Saturday night in the Independence Bowl.

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Virginia Tech is presented with the Camping World Independence Bowl Championship Trophy (0:31)
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Frank Beamer ends career with bowl win (1:15)
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Virginia Tech's defense makes key stop

This sack of Dane Evans stopped any hope of a comeback for Tulsa and helped clinch the Independence Bowl win for Virginia Tech. The Hokies win 55-52.

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Tulsa on comeback trail with long pass

Hope you didn't flip the channel away from ESPN. This Dane Evans pass to Keyarris Garrett cut Virginia Tech's lead to 55-52 with a couple minutes left in regulation.

Isaiah Ford with monster game for Hokies

The WR has 12 catches for 227 yards and the game is in the fourth quarter. Only one Virginia Tech player has had more receiving yardage in a game before (Ernest Wilford with 279 vs. Syracuse in 2002). The Hokies lead Tulsa by 18. Box score