BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Scott Secules ran for one touchdown and passed for another as Virginia, in a rare postseason appearance, defeated Brigham Young, 22-16, in the All-American Bowl football game Tuesday night.
Secules scored on a 2-yard run in the first quarter to put Virginia ahead, 7-3, and passed 22 yards to John Ford in the final period as Virginia finished its season with an 8-4 record.
BYU, appearing in a bowl for the 10th consecutive year, fell to 9-4 despite a 394-yard passing performance by sophomore Sean Covey.
Virginia won its only other postseason game of this century in 1984, beating Purdue in the Peach Bowl.
Secules' pass to Ford gave the Cavaliers a 22-9 lead. BYU closed to 22-16 on Covey's 1-yard pass to Fred Whittingham.