Virginia Tech’s legendary head coach Frank Beamer is going out a winner. His Hokies team defeated the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes, 55-52, in the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La.
Hokies redshirt senior Dadi Lhomme Nicolas came up with a huge sack on 4th and 16 to seal the win. After the sack, Virginia Tech kneeled the ball several times for the win.
“It was different,” Beamer said in the ESPN post-game interview. “We scored a lot of points. Normally, we have the game in hand, but we didn’t today. Their quarterback is a heck of a player. It’s a great team win.”
The win is Beamer’s 280th career win. Of those, 238 were with the Hokies.
He also bookended his long career with wins in Shreveport, La. After an unsuccessful six years at Virginia Tech, his first bowl win came in 1993 over the Indiana Hoosiers.
The 55-points in the bowl win is the most ever for the school. The previous high was 49 in 2009 against the California Bears in the Cactus Bowl.
It’s the ninth time in bowl history they both teams combined for a 100-points in a game. They combined for a 107-points.
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