Free Independence Bowl Prediction: Golden Hurricane vs Hokies Odds
College football betting on the 2015 Independence Bowl sees the Tulsa Golden Hurricane taking on the Virginia Tech Hokies Saturday December 26th at Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
Tulsa Golden Hurricane (6-6) vs. Virginia Tech Hokies (6-6)
Date:Saturday, December 26th
Time: 5:45 PM
Venue: Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana
NCAA Football Spread: Virginia Tech -13
NCAA Betting Total: 52
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Frank Beamer looks to go out with an over .500 team as he coaches his final game at Virginia Tech when they take on Tulsa in the Independence Bowl.
Beamer has now led the Hokies to 22 straight bowl games and finishes where it all started.
Beamer’s first bowl game was the Independence Bowl back in 1993.
The Hokies will take on a Tulsa team that finished with an identical 6-6 record thanks to their season finale win over Tulane.
Beamer wants to go out the same way he started, a winner. Beamer announced his retirement mid way through the season, but vowed to stay on board through the season’s end.
The Hokies defeated Virginia 23-20 in the season finale to become bowl eligible to keep the bowl game streak alive for Frank Beamer.
Beamer will stay on in a different position within the athletic department following the team’s bowl game finale.
Virginia Tech has been a different team with QB Michael Brewer back. Brewer broke his collar bone in the first game of the season and returned to lead Va Tech to wins in 3 of their last 4. The Hokies defeated Boston College, Georgia Tech, and Virginia with their only loss coming to UNC in overtime.
Virginia Tech was about as average as you can get this season going 6-6 both SU and ATS. They averaged 29.0 points per game while conceding 24.2 against.
Tulsa nearly finished the season with a loss to rival Tulane, but a late 4th quarter surge saved their season.
Tulsa needed a long touchdown, a fumble recovery for a touchdown, and a 90 plus yard interception all in about an 8 minute span to come from behind and grab their 6th win.
Senior running back Zach Langer and wide receiver Keyarris Garrett will both be playing in their finales as members of the Tulsa football team against Virginia Tech here in the Independence Bowl. Combined, the duo has accounted for 24 touchdowns this season to certainly lead the Golden Hurricane to this spot.
Garrett has nearly 1500 yards of receiving this season, which sits 2nd in the FBS.
QB Dane Evans needs just 42 yards to reach the 4000 yard plateau.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Golden Hurricane are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
- Golden Hurricane are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 non-conference games.
- Golden Hurricane are 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Hokies are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games in December.
- Hokies are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss.
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There will be no questioning the Hokies motivation here.
Frank Beamer going out with a win is extremely important for these seniors and other coaches.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Virginia Tech ATS
Brewer and company have a giant game and even pull out some tricks drawn up by Beamer as the Hokies roll over Tulsa and send the legendary coach out with a win.
2015 Independence Bowl Free Score Prediction: Virginia Tech 38- Tulsa 17
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