1995 Sugar Bowl: Virginia Tech 28, Texas 10
| Attendance: 70,283
4:32 UT - Pat Fitzgerald 4-yd pass from James Brown (Phil Dawson kick); Drive: 8 plays, 72 yards
13:19 UT - Dawson 52-yd field goal; Drive: 4 plays, (-2) yards
2:34 VT - Bryan Still 60-yd punt return (Larsen kick)
2:32 VT - Marcus Parker 2-yd rush (Larsen kick); Drive: 6 plays, 67 yards
12:28 VT - Still 54-yd pass from Jim Druckenmiller (Larsen kick); Drive: 4 plays, 69 yards
5:06 VT - Baron 20-yd fumble return (Larsen kick)
|Att-Net Yards Rush
|Net Yards Passing
|Time of Possession
Rushing (Att./Yds/TD): Ricky Williams (12-62-0); Shon Mitchell (15-59-0); James Brown (6-minus 43-0).
Passing (Comp./Att./Int./Yds/TD): James Brown (14-36-3-148-1); Justin McLemore (0-1-0-0-0).
Receiving (No./Yds/TD): Michael Adams (6-92-0); Matt Davis (2-27-0); Pat Fitzgerald (3-21-1); Ricky Williams (1-6-0); Wane McGarity (1-1-0); Shon Mitchell (1-1-0).
Punting (No./Yds/Avg.): Mark Schultis (9-360-40.0).
Rushing (Att./Yds/TD): Dwayne Thomas (15-62-0); Ken Oxendine (8-31-0); Brian Edmonds (3-10-0); Marcus Parker (2-4-1); Jim Druckenmiller (3-1-0); Cody Whipple (1-minus 3-0).
Passing (Comp./Att./Int./Yds/TD): Jim Druckenmiller (18-34-1-266-1).
Receiving (No./Yds/TD): Bryan Still (6-119-1); Bryan Jennings (6-77-0); Jermaine Holmes (2-30-0); Brian Edmonds (2-16-0); Ranall White (1-16-0); Marcus Parker (1-8-0).
Punting (No./Yds/Avg.): John I. Thomas (8-299-37.4).
NEW ORLEANS -- A high-powered offensive attack propelled Texas to its second consecutive Southwest Conference title and a trip to the Sugar Bowl against 13th-ranked Virginia Tech. But the Big East Champs managed to shut down the UT offense, holding the ninth-ranked Horns to their lowest point total in four years to secure a 28-10 victory.
Defense controlled the early tempo as neither team was able to reach enemy territory through the first four possessions. On UT’s third drive, Texas engineered an eight-play drive that covered 72 yards and was capped by James Brown’s 4-yard touchdown to Pat Fitzgerald.
Texas was in scoring range on its next possession after Stonie Clark recovered a fumble caused by Tony Brackens at the Virginia Tech 31. But a 20-yard holding penalty forced Texas to punt.
The Longhorns forced another turnover, this time a Jason Reeves interception that he returned 35 yards to the Hokie 33. The VT defense held and Texas settled for a 52-yard Phil Dawson field goal.
Time was running out in the first half and the Longhorns, up 10-0, found themselves pinned deep in their own territory. On fourth down, Mark Schultis got off a 44-yard punt that Bryan Still received at the Virginia Tech 40 and took all the way to the Texas end zone, cutting the Texas lead to 10-7 at the break.
While the Texas offense never got on track in the second half, Virgina Tech’s did. The Hokies took their first lead of the game with 2:32 remaining in the third period when Marcus Parker punched in a two-yard score to cap a six-play, 67-yard drive.
Seeking retaliation, the Horns got moving on their following drive and covered 36 yards in nine plays to move to the Tech 44. But Brown was picked off on third-and-long and the Hokies wound up with possession at their own 31.
Four plays later Still found the endzone again, this time on the receiving end of a 54-yard toss from Jim Druckenmiller and Virginia Tech went on top 21-10.
The Longhorns had a chance to cut into the lead as they again advanced into Hokies territory, but Brown was intercepted again.
Four plays later Texas forced a fumble and took over in Tech territory. After advancing to the VT 24, Brown was picked off for a third straight time.
Still was the game’s offensive star, hauling in six passes for 119 yards to go along with his punt return.