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Orange Bowl Crowns Jayhawks in Miami

MIAMI (AP) _ The surprising eighth-ranked Kansas Jayhawks won
the Orange Bowl with their defense, turning three interceptions
into 17 points in their 24-21 win over fifth-ranked Virginia Tech.
This was the Jayhawks' first major bowl since 1969.
Aqib Talib (ah-KEEB' tah-LEEBZ') 60-yard intercetion return gave
the Jayhakws their first touchdown. He was chosen the game's most
valuable player.
Kansas finished 12-and-1. A year ago they were 6-and-6. The
Jayhawks raced to a 17-0 lead after 23 minutes and then held off a
Virginia Tech comeback.
Kansas quarterback Todd Reesing threw one TD pass and ran two
yards for another TD. He finished 21-for-38 for 220 yards.
The Hokies finished 11-and-3 after losing their fourth straight
BCS bowl. It's a bittersweet finish for the Hokies, who revived
campus spirits this season following the April 16 massacre that
left 32 students and professors dead.
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