Virginia Tech vs. Tulsa: Independence Bowl Live Stream, TV Info

    Virginia Tech vs. Tulsa: Independence Bowl live stream, TV broadcast information, and predictions. The Hokies will take on the Golden Hurricane in Shreveport, LA for the Independence Bowl on Dec. 26.

    December 22, 2015


    Everything you need to know about the Virginia Tech vs. Tulsa Independence Bowl live stream and TV broadcast, as well as game notes and prediction.


    The Virginia Tech Hokies will take on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in Shreveport, LA for the Independence Bowl on Dec. 26.

    The Hokies (6-6, 4-4 ACC) are appearing in a bowl game for the 23rd consecutive season. Virginia Tech closed out Frank Beamer’s final regular season with a 23-20 win over in-state rival Virginia. The Hokies and Cavs were locked at 20 apiece until Michael Brewer led Virginia Tech to a go-ahead field goal. Virginia had one more shot to tie or win the game, but an interception by Chuck Clark sealed the victory for Virginia Tech. The Michael Brewer-Isiah Ford connection worked all day for the Hokies as the two hooked up six times for 121 yards and a touchdown. Brewer finished the day with 237 yards through the air with two scores and a pick to lead Virginia Tech. The Independence Bowl will mark the final game coached by Frank Beamer before he retires. Ironically, the 1993 Independence Bowl was the first bowl to start the current 23-game streak.

    The Golden Hurricane (6-6, 3-5 C-USA) are postseason bound for the 20th time in program history and for the first time since 2012. Tulsa struggled in conference play this season, but managed to cap it off on a high note, beating Tulane, 45-34, last time out. The Green Wave held a 34-24 lead in the fourth quarter, but the Golden Hurricane stormed back with three touchdowns (two pick sixes) to win the game. Dane Evans led the Tulsa offense with 367 yards passing and three touchdowns, while Keyarris Garrett hauled in 10 catches for 216 yards and a touchdown. But the Golden Hurricane defense was the story as Craig Stults’ 28-yard interception return was the go-ahead touchdown for Tulsa followed by Kolton Shindelar’s 89-yard pick six which put the game away for good. Tulsa has won four of their last five bowl games, it last being a 31-17 win over Iowa State in the 2012 Liberty Bowl.

    The 2015 Independence Bowl will mark the fifth meeting all time between Virginia Tech and Tulsa. The four previous meetings took place between 1970-78, with the Golden Hurricane holding a 3-1 edge in the series.

    Below is everything you need to know about the matchup, including the Independence Bowl live stream, TV broadcast information, game notes and prediction.

    Independence Bowl Online Live Stream, Game Broadcast Information

    • Venue: Independence Stadium
    • Date: Saturday, December 26
    • Kickoff Time: 5:45 p.m. ET
    • National TV: ESPN
    • Independence Bowl Online Live Stream: Watch ESPN, No Radio Stream Available

    Prediction

    Obviously, there’ll be no shortage of motivation for Virginia Tech, which wants to send its beloved coach out with a victory and a winning season. Tech, though, also holds a decent advantage in the matchups. It’ll harass the Hurricane offense, which will become flustered by the Hokie speed and aggressiveness at the point of attack. Tech will also be unusually potent on offense, getting scores and productive evenings out of McMillian on the ground and Ford in the passing game.

    For the final score prediction, check out our Independence Bowl preview.

    Game Notes

    • Virginia Tech has won two of its past three bowls under Beamer, including last year’s 33-17 victory over Cincinnati in the Military Bowl.
    • The Hurricane ranks 12th nationally in total offense with an average of 502.8 yards per game, and has the nation’s ninth-ranked passing offense (329.8).
    • Virginia Tech’s 23-game bowl streak is the fifth-longest bowl streak in college football history.

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