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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.
Pre-bowl proposal is a hit
Tulsa's Garret Stafford got the answer he was looking for before today's Independence Bowl.
Virginia Tech beat Tulsa 55-52 at the Camping World Independence Bowl, the final game for longtime Hokies coach Frank Beamer.
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.
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.
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.
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'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.
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
Tulsa offensive lineman Garrett Stafford proposed to his girlfriend prior to the team's bowl game against VirginiaTech.
Hokies stymied by fumble at last moment
Virginia Tech seemed destined for its 8th touchdown of the day on this run but then this happened.
Tulsa's defense shows up for big play
Michael Brewer's pass was picked off and Tulsa scored on the subsequent possession to slice the Hokies' lead to 52-37 in the Independence Bowl. Almost 20 minutes remain in regulation, so odds say more points are coming.
Brandon Chatmon ESPN Staff Writer
Virginia Tech is averaging 5.2 points per possession against Tulsa in the Independence Bowl. The Hokies have scored 52 points on 10 possessions with one punt and zero 3-and-outs.
Don't count out the Golden Hurricane
D'Angelo Brewer's TD run late in the half gives Tulsa some hope at a comeback. Virginia Tech leads 45-31 after a half that featured over 700 yards of total offense and the record for highest-scoring half in a bowl game (69 by WVU-Clemson, 2012 Orange Bowl).
Beamer Ball in full effect on ESPN
Greg Stroman's punt return is Virginia Tech's sixth of the first half against Tulsa.
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