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A bearded Tyler Bowen from earlier this season. The OC shaved it (briefly) into a Fu Manchu after Virginia Tech ran for 300 yards against Syracuse. (Ivan Morozov)

Tyler Bowen had a deal with Virginia Tech offensive lineman Griffin Duggan: If the Hokies rushed for 300 yards, the second-year offensive coordinator would shave his beard into a Fu Manchu the next time he saw the team.

Thursday’s rushing total for the Hokies against Syracuse? 318 yards. 

A man of his word, Bowen arrived at Virginia Tech’s football offices Sunday with a freshly shaved horseshoe mustache.

“He was happy to do it,” head coach Brent Pry said.