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Friday college football bowls: VT, Texas Tech rally to victories; Ohio cruises

Virginia Tech needed OT. Texas Tech did it at the end of regulation. Both teams won with field goals after rallying from behind in their bowl games Friday. Ohio cruised to victory earlier in the day.

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There was also good football

Ohio ran through and past UL-Monroe in an Independence Bowl win, Rutgers outmistaked Virginia Tech in a Russell Athletic Bowl loss, and Texas Tech and Minnesota should play every year.

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Texas Tech wins on game-ending field goal

A late interception put Texas Tech in position for a game-winning field goal in the Meineke Car Care Bowl.

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Amaro punch proves costly

One poor decision could end up costing Texas Tech the game.

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Always assume the absolute worst

Here's Donaldven Manning maybe playing an air trumpet or maybe shooting an air gun. You make the call!

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3rd and 49 forever

It's not quite Georgia facing a 3rd and 57, but the Meineke Car Care Bowl saw fit to bless us with a sequence of events were facing 3rd and 49. Thank you, based football gods. This is the best belated Christmas gift we could have hoped for.

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They, uh ... they didn't convert.

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Russell Athletic Bowl: VT rallies for OT win

The Hokies might have pulled off the least exciting comeback in the history of collegiate sports Friday.

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OFFENSIVE TOUCHDOWN!!

Virginia Tech's offense went 48 minutes without scoring on Rutgers in the Russell Athletic Bowl.

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Virginia Tech horse will run forever

Virginia Tech is trailing Rutgers, 10-0, and is on pace to be shut out for the first time in more than a decade. Treadmill Horse, please arrive at your destination soon.

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Was this a fumble?

Khaseem Greene, one of the best players in Rutgers history, thought he scored a safety on Virginia Tech's first Russell Athletic play. It looks like he was right, though that wasn't the ruling.

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Ohio cruises to Indy

The Bobcats came into the game as the underdogs, but they asserted control of the contest early and cruised to an easy win over the Warhawks.

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The most Shreveport expression

Ohio leads ULM, 38-7. Everyone associated with the Warhawks is making a face kind of like this right now.

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New Virginia Tech helmets

Virginia Tech finally gets this alternate helmets thing right.

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NFL Draft watch notes for Friday's bowl games

Breaking down all of Friday's bowl games with an eye on the NFL Draft.

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Russell Athletic Bowl: Points are overrated

In a game with two strong defenses and two iffy offenses, a single big play, or a turnover advantage, could make all the difference. Dec. 28, 5:30 p.m. ET, ESPN.

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Texas Bowl: Hangovers and passing downs

Can Texas Tech avoid the Interim Coach Hangover? Can Minnesota avoid having to throw the ball? Dec. 28, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN.

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Just say gnome

The Independence Bowl is swarming with reporters. And fantastical ceramic humanoid creatures.

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Take Virginia Tech over Rutgers

Rutgers is disappointed to play in the Russell Athletic Bowl, while Virginia Tech is just happy to be playing. Is that enough to swing betting in favor of the Hokies?

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Neal Brown to Kentucky

The Red Raiders' offense put up some serious numbers in 2012, and now Kentucky is looking for Neal Brown to duplicate that for the Wildcats.

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Tuberville to Cincinnati

Cincinnati's lured Tommy Tuberville away from Texas Tech. Wow.

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Rivalry goes overboard

Fresh off one of their best seasons in school history, 9-3 Louisiana Tech has reportedly elected to stay at home rather than play nearby Louisiana-Monroe, a former rival.

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Louisiana Tech won't go bowling

Louisiana Tech won't be going to a bowl after turning down a bid to the Independence Bowl due to not wanting to play in-state rival ULM.

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