NEW ORLEANS (WWJ/AP) – A 37-yard field goal by Brendan Gibbons gives the Wolverines an overtime 23-20 win over Virginia Tech in Tuesday night’s BCS Sugar Bowl.
Virginia Tech’s Justin Meyer tied the game at 20 all, sending the game into overtime with a 25-yard field goal at the end of regulation play.
Denard Robinson threw for 118 yards and two touchdowns with one interception in the win over the Hokies.
Virginia Tech wins the statistical battle.
But Michigan gets the victory- as they cap an impressive debut season for head coach Brady Hoke, who has led the Wolverines (11-2) back to prominence with a BCS bowl victory.
Denard Robinson highlighted an otherwise unspectacular night with touchdown passes of 45 and 18 yards to Junior Hemingway.
Virginia Tech (11-3) had more than double Michigan’s total yards, 377-184, and had 22 first downs to Michigan’s 12 but settled for four field goals in regulation by third-string kicker Justin Myer.
However, Myer was unable to connect on his fifth try from 37 yards away in the opening possession of overtime.
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