2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
1st 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.

Rising trend of college teams hiring HS coaches (3:22)

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.


Pre-bowl proposal is a hit

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


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.

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"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.


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.

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

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.


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.

Virginia Tech is presented with the Camping World Independence Bowl Championship Trophy (0:31)

Team Stats

Passing Yards329.811th
Rushing Yards172.963rd
Points For35.927th
Points Against38.6120th