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Hokies score 35 unanswered to beat the Razorbacks

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
On December 29, 2016 at 10:48 pm EST

The Virginia Tech Hokies needed a huge second half comeback. They got that and more.

The Hokies scored 35 second half points to defeat the Arkansas Razorbacks, 35-24, in the Belk Bowl from Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.

Jerod Evans (Getty Images)

Jerod Evans (Getty Images)

According to ESPN Stats & Info, entering Thursday, FBS teams were 3-902 over the last 10 seasons when trailing by 24 or more points at halftime. Now, it’s 4-902.

This is the largest comeback in Virginia Tech history. Their comeback is also the third-largest in a bowl game in the last 10 years.

Arkansas began their second half with a fumble, then a punt and two interceptions. In their final four possessions, they had three more punts and another interception.

Jerod Evans accounted for four of the Hokies five touchdowns in the second half. Travon McMillan also had a six-yard rushing touchdown.

Evans became the second Hokies player with two pass touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns in the same game over the last 10 years. Logan Thomas did this three times.

Austin Allen accounted for the Razorbacks three first half touchdowns. Cole Hedlund also made a 38-yard field goal.

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