LOCATION: Shreveport, Louisiana
Virginia Tech: RB Travon McMillian, 961 yards rushing, five touchdowns.
Tulsa: QB Dane Evans, 3,958 yards passing, 22 touchdowns.
Virginia Tech: The Hokies won three of their final four games to become bowl eligible. This will be coach Frank Beamer's final game after 29 seasons leading the program.
Tulsa: The Golden Hurricane have the 11th ranked passing offense in the nation that averages nearly 330 yards per game.
Tulsa 35, Virginia Tech 33 (Sept. 9, 1978)
Tulsa: Tulsa is in its first bowl since 2012. It's the Golden Hurricane's first time in Independence Bowl since 1989.
Virginia Tech: The Hokies are playing their 23rd straight bowl. They've in the Independence Bowl for the third time - first since 1993.