Texas Tech began the winning drive at its own 47 with the score tied 28-28. Four consecutive runs by Kobey Lewis, who recovered his own fumble during one carry, and Graham Harrell's nine-yard pass to Lewis put the Red Raiders in field-goal range.
Texas Tech (9-4) scored 17 points in the final 3:31 of regulation to improve to 3-1 in the Gator Bowl.
Mikell Simpson rushed for 170 yards, including a record-setting 96-yard touchdown, and added 36 yards on five catches for Virginia (9-4). Jameel Sewell passed for only 78 yards before leaving in the fourth quarter with a knee sprain.
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