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COL FB: Virginia Tech 13, Rutgers 10 (OT)

Dec. 28, 2012 at 10:08 PM

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Cory Journell's 22-yard field goal in the first overtime Friday lifted Virginia Tech to a 13-10 victory over Rutgers in the Russell Athletic Bowl.

Virginia Tech was held scoreless into the fourth period before putting together 10 points in a span of 72 seconds to tie the contest.

Journell's field goal came on the opening possession of the overtime and the Hokies won it when Nick Borgese missed a 42-yard field goal try for the Scarlet Knights.

The teams combined for 21 punts and the Hokies (7-6) overcame 190 yards in penalties to avoid what could have been their first losing season in two decades.

Light rain fell during halftime and turned into a downpour during the final two periods.

Rutgers scored all its points in the first quarter on a fumble recovery in the end zone by Khaseem Greene on the second play of the game and a field goal of 36 yards by Borgese.

Virginia Tech finally got on the scoreboard on Journell's 25-yard field goal with 12:14 left in regulation. Three plays into the ensuing possession Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova was intercepted and that led to a 21-yard scoring pass from Logan Thomas to Corey Fuller.

The Scarlet Knights, part of a four-way tie for the Big East Conference championship, finished at 9-5. They lost their last two regular-season games to Pittsburgh and Louisville.

Thomas completed only 15-of-39 passes for 192 yards with two interceptions. Nova was 17-of-40 for 130 yards.

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