Taking over after a Michigan Wolverines punt, the Virginia Tech Hokies raced into enemy territory thanks to a distribute-y drive by Logan Thomas (along with a patented Thomas forward-falling first down). Primary implements Danny Coale and David Wilson made contributions, but then this happened:
That's a 22-yard loss. Wilson's prone to doing this sort of thing, and it usually works, but that collapse coupled with a delay of game killed an otherwise promising drive. Still, a successful field goal from a third-string kicker has to count as good news.
And, as always, the following image is an argument against bowl games, not an argument against fan bases, no matter how little one or another fan base deserved to be in this particular bowl game: