The Frank Beamer era is over at Virginia Tech, and the Hokies’ players sent Beamer out in both the most and least Beamer-like ways possible, with a 55-52 win over Tulsa in the Independence Bowl.

He only won seven games this year, but he won at least 10 games 13 times in his 29 seasons in Blacksburg, and this year, he continued a 23-year streak of reaching a bowl game.

Next year will be Beamer’s first game home for the holidays since 1992 – the year the oldest redshirt seniors on this year’s team were born.

The most points a Virginia Tech team has scored since September 2009.

The game hit the over with 7:11 left in the second quarter.

The most points Virginia Tech has ever scored in a bowl game.

Virginia Tech’s Michael Brewer was 23-of-37 for 344 yards and a touchdown, at 9.3 yards per attempt.

This game was for Beamer, who in unpredictable fashion saw his team give up 52 points and win a game.

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