Bowl Game Mirrors Season as Rutgers’s Hope Peters Out

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PETER K IN THE NEW YORK TIMES

Published: December 28, 2012

New York Times

By PETER KERASOTIS

ORLANDO, Fla. — It was not the type of game that deserved extra plays, but the Russell Athletic Bowl provided them anyway Friday night, going to overtime to produce a 13-10 victory for Virginia Tech against Rutgers, decided by Cody Journell’s 22-yard field goal.

Virginia Tech Head Coach Frank Beamer being interviewed after the Rutgers game on ESPN. (ESPN video image)

The Scarlet Knights (9-4) had a chance to tie in overtime, but Nick Borgese’s 42-yard field-goal attempt sailed wide right.

The game set two Russell Athletic Bowl records, neither of which makes for exciting football — most punts (21) and fewest points (23).

The game did start with excitement, though, even if it was of the blooper-film variety.

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