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Va. Tech Edges Rutgers In OT In Russell Bowl, 13-10 [VIDEO]

 Cody Journell kicked a 22-yard field goal on the first possession of overtime to help Virginia Tech beat Rutgers 13-10 in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Friday night.

 Receiver Corey Fuller of the Virginia Tech Hokies celebrates his touchdown catch with Marcus Davis during the Russell Athletic Bowl Game
Receiver Corey Fuller of the Virginia Tech Hokies celebrates his touchdown catch with Marcus Davis during the Russell Athletic Bowl Game (J. Meric/Getty Images)

Virginia Tech (7-6) won its third straight game to avoid its first losing season since 1992.

Rutgers (9-4) had a chance to tie it in overtime, but Nick Borgese missed a 42-yard field-goal attempt to the right.

Virginia Tech trailed 10-0 at the half, then rallied in the final 30 minutes thanks to some timely turnovers and offense. Quarterback Logan Thomas struggled in the first and finished with a pair of interceptions, but also had 192 passing yards and the game’s only passing touchdown.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved)

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