Sunday, December 5, 2010

Hokies Win Dr. Pepper Bowl

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – It It took just five days for Virginia Tech to go from national title contender to mystifying also-ran. Then the Hokies began to turn their season around. They've been getting better ever since.
Slowly and quietly, they have climbed back with 11 straight victories, culminating in Tyrod Taylor's four-touchdown performance Saturday night as No. 12 Virginia Tech beat No. 20 Florida State 44-33 for its third Atlantic Coast Conference title in four years.

Nearly forgotten after falling to Boise State and FCS school James Madison, a confident and determined Virginia Tech is headed to the Orange Bowl on Jan. 3.

"Those two losses we had at the beginning of the year makes these 11 wins and an ACC Championship seem even greater," said coach Frank Beamer, who won his 240th game.

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