Reliving 1995 Game-by-Game, Part 14: Sugar Bowl Victory

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Sadly our series on Virginia Tech’s 1995 football season is coming to an end.  This final article will focus on the Hokies’ 28-10 victory over the Texas Longhorns in the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Eve.

Two videos are included.  The first is a full-length video of the Sugar Bowl from start to finish, while the other features highlights, player interviews, and post-game celebrations.  Watch the second if you don’t have a lot of time.  At some point I recommend carving out some time to watch the entire game, though.

Here’s a link to all previous articles in this series.


On Sunday morning, you might have trekked to Lakefront Arena to watch Virginia Tech men’s basketball beat Wright State to secure Bill Foster’s 500th coaching win.  With that finished, you probably went to a Bourbon Street bar, where you had a chance to watch former Virginia Tech wide receiver Antonio Freeman, currently in his rookie season with the Green Bay Packers, return a punt for a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons in the playoffs.  What a day it was for Tech fans already, but we hadn’t even been served the main course.  That night the Hokies beat Texas 28-10 in the Sugar Bowl after going down 10-0 early, capping a day that will live in the minds of fans who made the trip until the end of their days.

All year Virginia Tech’s players, particularly JC Price, have said that the goal heading into the season was to win the Big East.  I think most people though the Hokies would have a good defense this year, but with coaching changes in the offseason, a shared defensive coordinator position between two different coaches, losing three of four games to end last season – plus the fact that the Hokies don’t make it a habit of winning conferences – I don’t think many of us came into 1995 expecting

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