Bowl Game Mirrors Season as Rutgers’s Hope Peters Out
By Peter Kerasotis // December 29, 2012
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.
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.