Boxscore
Virginia Tech 13, Rutgers 10
Friday, December 28, 2012 5:30 PM
Location - Florida Citrus Bowl
Attendance - 48127

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 OT T
Rutgers 10 0 0 0 0 10
Virginia Tech 0 0 0 10 3 13

Recap


Virginia Tech 13, Rutgers 10 (OT): Cody Journell made a 22-yard field goal in overtime while the Scarlet Knights' Nick Borgese missed his 42-yard attempt, giving the Hokies a come-from-behind victory in the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

Virginia Tech (7-6) struggled throughout the game offensively, falling behind 10-0 early, before rallying with 10 points in the fourth quarter to force overtime. After Borgese missed a 47-yard field goal attempt on the second play of the fourth quarter, Virginia Tech drove 62 yards in six plays to set up Journell's 25-yarder that got the Hokies on the board.

Antone Exum intercepted Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova on the third play of Rutgers' next drive, returning it to the Scarlet Knights' 21-yard line. Three plays later, Logan Thomas completed a 21-yard touchdown pass to Corey Fuller to tie the game with 10:56 to play.

Each team had the ball five times the rest of regulation, but neither could put together any kind of scoring threat.

Rutgers (9-4) jumped out early when Khaseem Greene recovered a fumble in the end zone on the second play from scrimmage to give the Knights a 7-0 advantage. Borgese hit a 36-yarder with 2:38 left in the first quarter to make it 10-0.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The two teams combined to convert 8 of 40 third-down opportunities (Rutgers 3-of-21, Virginia Tech 5-of-19). ... Thomas came into the game as the Hokies' leading rusher, but was credited with minus-10 yards on eight carries. … Rutgers had its five-game bowl winning streak snapped. The Scarlet Knights had been tied with Mississippi State for the nation's longest current streak.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 14:43
Rutgers   TD  Virginia Tech 0 - Rutgers 7
1st Quarter - 2:38
Rutgers   FG  Virginia Tech 0 - Rutgers 10
4th Quarter - 12:14
Virginia Tech   FG  Virginia Tech 3 - Rutgers 10
4th Quarter - 10:56
Virginia Tech   TD  Virginia Tech 10 - Rutgers 10
OT - 0:00
Virginia Tech   FG  Virginia Tech 13 - Rutgers 10
TEAMS

Team Records

  Rutgers Virginia Tech
W/L 9 - 4 - 0 7 - 6 - 0
Conference 5 - 2 - 0 4 - 4 - 0

Team Stats

  Rutgers Virginia Tech
Score 10 13
First Downs 14 12
3rd Down Efficiency 3-for-21
14%
5-for-19
26%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-2
50%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 196 196
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 39-67 32-3
Average/Rush 1.7 0.1
Passing
Comp-Att 17-40 15-40
Passing Yards 129 193
Average/Pass Play 3.0 4.4
Penalties-Yards 4-35 14-95
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 3-1
Interceptions Thrown 1 2
Time of Possession 32:34 27:26

PLAYER STATS

Rutgers (9 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. Nova 17/40 129 0 1
Virginia Tech (7 - 6)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
L. Thomas 15/39 193 1 2
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Huggins 18 48 2.7 0
M. Shuler 1 25 25.0 0
J. Jamison 13 21 1.6 0
G. Nova 6 -26 -4.3 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Scales 12 14 1.2 0
M. Davis 1 11 11.0 0
J. Coleman 7 6 0.9 0
D. Roberts 1 2 2.0 0
T. Gregory 1 2 2.0 0
M. Holmes 1 -2 -2.0 0
L. Thomas 7 -4 -0.6 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
B. Coleman 4 55 13.8 0
M. Harrison 2 23 11.5 0
D. Jefferson 2 13 6.5 0
Q. Pratt 2 13 6.5 0
T. Wright 1 11 11.0 0
M. Shuler 1 9 9.0 0
P. Carrezola 2 6 3.0 0
J. Jamison 1 1 1.0 0
S. Huggins 2 -2 -1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Davis 4 62 15.5 0
C. Fuller 2 46 23.0 1
J. Coleman 5 39 7.8 0
D. Roberts 1 32 32.0 0
R. Dunn 1 6 6.0 0
J. Phillips 1 5 5.0 0
T. Gregory 1 3 3.0 0