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College football notes: Michigan, Hoke win Sugar Bowl in OT

West Virginia receiver Devon Brown ran away from Clemson's Jonathan Meeks in the Orange Bowl in Miami on Wednesday night. The Mountaineers led 49-20 at halftime. The game ended too late for this edition. Find a recap on Kentucky.com.
West Virginia receiver Devon Brown ran away from Clemson's Jonathan Meeks in the Orange Bowl in Miami on Wednesday night. The Mountaineers led 49-20 at halftime. The game ended too late for this edition. Find a recap on Kentucky.com. MCT

Brendan Gibbons drilled a 37-yard field goal down the middle in overtime to lift No. 13 Michigan to a 23-20 victory over 17th-ranked Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl on Tuesday night.

The victory capped an impressive debut season for head coach Brady Hoke, who has led the Wolverines (11-2) back to prominence with a BCS bowl victory. Denard Robinson highlighted an otherwise unspectacular night with touchdown passes of 45 and 18 yards to Junior Hemingway.

Virginia Tech (11-3) had more than double Michigan's total yards, 377-184, and had 22 first downs to Michigan's 12 but settled for four field goals in regulation by third-string kicker Justin Myer.

However, Myer was unable to connect on his fifth try from 37 yards away in the opening possession of overtime.

Boise coach gets raise

Boise State Coach Chris Petersen was given a raise of $375,000 for 2012, bringing him to $2 million a year. The school is trying to lock up Petersen through January 2017 amid reports linking Petersen's name to the year's biggest coaching vacancies, including renewed rumors that Penn State wants him.

Kansas hires Holsopple

Kansas has hired Scott Holsopple as the football team's director of strength and conditioning. Holsopple spent the last five years in the Florida football program. In 2007, he was strength coach for Kentucky's men's basketball team.

Bowden pays fine

Akron Coach Terry Bowden said he has now paid the fine related to a speeding ticket he got in southern Alabama that prompted an arrest warrant against him for failing to appear in court. Bowden said he got the ticket in July and just forgot to pay it.

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