No. 18 Virginia Tech victorious in epic fashion
charlotte, n.c.» Jerod Evans threw for 243 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two scores and No. 18 Virginia Tech pulled off the largest comeback in its 124-year history, erasing a 24point halftime deficit to beat Arkansas 35-24 on Thursday night in the Belk Bowl.
After being limited to 180 yards in the first half, Hokies (10-4) took advantage of three of Austin Allen’s interceptions and scored touchdowns on five of their first seven possessions of the second half.
“Our kids have phenomenal character, work ethic and toughness,” Hokies coach Justin Fuente said. “Playing well was important to them today and we didn’t do it in the first half. They regrouped and said they were going to do it one play at a time and they came out and fought, and scratched and clawed and found a way to get the job done.”
South Florida tops S. Carolina
B birmingham, ala.» South Florida’s Quinton Flowers says there were a lot of big-name college football programs that thought he could be a star player. As a running back. Or maybe as a safety.
But Flowers knew he could be a great quarterback. And in the Birmingham Bowl against a team from the Southeastern Conference, he proved it once again.
Flowers ran for three touchdowns and threw for two more — including what proved to be the winner in overtime — to help No. 25 South Florida beat South Carolina 46-39.
K-State upsets Texas A&M
B houston» Kansas State was unbeatable against teams from Texas in the regular season, and that didn’t change on Wednesday night in the Texas Bowl.