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Virginia Tech headed to Independence Bowl

Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer stands on the sidelines during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Boston College in Boston, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015. Virginia Tech won 26-10. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

INDEPENDENCE BOWL: Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer will coach his final game when the Hokies face Tulsa in the Independence Bowl on Dec. 26.

The 69-year-old Beamer, who has been at Virginia Tech (6-6) for 29 seasons, announced his retirement earlier this season. The Hokies won three of their final four games of the season to become bowl eligible.

This will be the program's 23rd straight season in a bowl. The first and last bowl games of that streak will be in Shreveport - Virginia Tech beat Indiana 45-20 in 1993 at the Independence Bowl.

Tulsa (6-6), which plays in the American Athletic Conference, won three out of its last five games to become bowl eligible.