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Texas rallies to beat Iowa 26-24 in Alamo Bowl

Texas rallies to beat Iowa 26-24 in Alamo Bowl

Colt McCoy threw two touchdown passes to tie a single-season record for freshmen and Texas rallied to beat Iowa 26-24 on Saturday in U.S. college football's Alamo Bowl.
McCoy had been cleared to play just a week earlier after suffering a severely pinched nerve in his neck in each of Texas' last two games _ both losses. He also ran 8 yards on fourth down to set up a 2-yard scoring run by Selvin Young early in the fourth quarter that proved to be the game winner.
McCoy completed 26-of-40 pass attempts for 308 yards. His 29 touchdown passes this season tied the U.S. college record set by Nevada's David Neill in 1998.
Texas (10-3), the 2005 national champion, won at least 10 games for the sixth straight season and avoided its first three-game losing streak since 1999.
Drew Tate passed for 274 yards and two touchdowns, both to Andy Brodell, for the Hawkeyes (6-7), who lost six of their last seven games.
The Longhorns were heavy favorites in front of an Alamo Bowl record crowd of 65,875 that was mostly a sea of burnt-orange.
Chick-fil-A Bowl
Georgia 31, No. 14 Virginia Tech 24
At Atlanta, Tony Taylor set up two fourth-quarter touchdowns with interceptions and Georgia rallied from an 18-point deficit to upset Virginia Tech.
Georgia finished an up-and-down season with three straight victories over ranked teams, a first for the program. The Bulldogs (9-4) salvaged an otherwise disappointing regular season with wins over No. 5 Auburn and No. 16 Georgia Tech.
Taylor's interceptions gave the senior linebacker seven for the season and helped Georgia rally after Virginia Tech (10-3) led 21-3 at halftime.
Georgia freshman Matthew Stafford threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to tight end Martrez Milner in the third quarter and passed to Milner again for a 2-point conversion in the fourth quarter that tied the game at 21.
Brandon Coutu's third field goal of the game, from 28 yards, gave Georgia a 24-21 lead. Taylor returned his second interception, on a pass deflected by cornerback Paul Oliver, 15 yards to the Hokies 1. Fullback Brannan Southerland scored on a fourth-down run from the 1 for a 31-21 lead.
Meineke Bowl
No. 23 Boston College 25, Navy 24
In Charlotte, North Carolina, Steve Aponavicius kicked a 37-yard field goal on the final play and the Eagles won their seventh straight bowl game.
The U.S. Naval Academy, which had 322 yards rushing, led 24-22 and seemingly had the game won. Boston College was out of timeouts and Navy only had to run out the clock. But Reggie Campbell fumbled a pitch from quarterback Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada and BC's Jolonn Dunbar recovered at the Navy 40 with 1:43 left.
Matt Ryan completed a long pass to tight end Ryan Purvis and Aponavicius, who had replaced the suspended Ryan Ohliger in midseason, calmly kicked the game-winner, setting off a wild celebration for the Eagles.