Virginia Tech QB Michael Brewer led the Hokies on six scoring drives to win the Military Bowl their 22nd straight bowl appearance
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The Virginia Tech Hokies defeated the Cincinnati Bearcats 33-17 to win the 2014 Military Bowl.
Cincinnati struck first in the game on a 31-yard TD pass from QB Gunner Kiel to Chris Moore, but on the ensuing drive the Hokies tied it up with a TD run from J. C. Coleman. The two teams exchanged FGs in in the second quarter with Hokies PK Joey Slye kicking career longs of 45- and 49-yards versus Bearcats PK Andrew Gantz’s 25-yarder giving Virginia Tech a 13-10 halftime lead.
In the second half the Hokies began going on a big scoring run thanks to turnovers by Gunner Kiel. After scoring a TD on a pass from QB Michael Brewer to Ryan Malleck, the Hokies scored less than two minutes later on a Kiel fumble that defender Greg Stroman recovered and returned for a TD, giving them a 27-10 lead. In the fourth quarter the Hokies added two more FGs from Joey Slye while the Bearcats were only able to manage a single TD – not enough to overcome the massive Hokies lead, and giving Virginia Tech the 33-17 victory.
With the win the Hokies won their 10th bowl game in their last 22 consecutive appearances.