No. 18 Vir­ginia Tech vic­to­ri­ous in epic fash­ion

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - By The As­so­ci­ated Press

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.

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