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2015 Schedule
6-7, 4th in American Athletic - West
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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

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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.

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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.

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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).

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Frank Beamer Halftime Interview (0:46)
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Tulsa's Garret Stafford Proposes Before The Camping World Independence Bowl (0:24)
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Beamer Ball in full effect on ESPN

Greg Stroman's punt return is Virginia Tech's sixth of the first half against Tulsa.

Team Stats

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

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