Thursday, 5 January, 2012 11:55 AM
beats Virginia Tech, 23-20 in the Allstate Sugar Bowl
Allstate Sugar Bowl
NEW ORLEANS --
It could have been bittersweet for the Michigan Wolverines at the
2012 Allstate Sugar Bowl, but the victory was sweet for them thanks
to a 34-yard field goal from Brendan Gibbons to defeat Virginia
Tech by the score of 23-20.
After a troubled start,
Denard Robinson found his footing with two touchdown passes to Junior
Robinson, who was named the game's Most Outstanding Player. Virginia
Tech had two major drives that ended with field goals in the first
half, as the Wolverines led the game through most of the game with
the score 17-9.
However, Virginia Tech
made a fourth quarter comeback for the first time in months with
a touchdown and a two-point conversion that tied the game at 17,
which was then followed by another tie with a field goal from both
teams that put the game into overtime.
It seems like Virginia
Tech had the game with a touchdown pass, but officials reviewed
it and considered the play out of bounds, and it looks as if they
would be four-for-four in field goals, but the kick was no good
-- and out of trajectory, giving Brady Hoke his first bowl victory
as coach of the Michigan Wolverines: continuing the sports fever
throughout the state of Michigan.
For more information
on the 2012 Allstate Sugar Bowl, visit www.allstatesugarbowl.org.
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