Randall, Hyman Shine In 24-10 Win Over UVa
Randall passes Strock on all-time yardage list
November 27, 2004

Post Game Notes #16 Virginia Cavaliers
at #11 Virginia Tech Hokies
Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004
Lane Stadium/Worsham Field - Blacksburg, Va.
  • Tech honored 19 seniors prior to the game: Mikal Baaqee (Columbia, Md.), Vinnie Burns (New Orleans, La.), Travis Conway (Richmond, Va.), Chad Cooper (Herndon, Va.), Mike Daniels (Fairfax, Va.), Jim Davis (Highland Springs, Va.), Jon Dunn (Virginia Beach, Va.), Vincent Fuller (Balitmore, Md.), Lance Goff (Wytheville, Va.), Eric Green (Clewiston, Fla.), James Griffin (Memphis, Tenn.), Richard Johnson (Baltimore, Md.), Jason Lallis (Mitchellville, Md.), Kevin Lewis (Richmond, Va.), Brandon Manning (Harrisburg, Pa.), Jared Mazzetta (Flemington, N.J.), James Miller (Pompano Beach, Fla.), Bryan Randall (Williamsburg, Va.) and Bob Ruff (McMurray, Pa.).

  • Jim Davis picked up his third blocked field goal of the season on the opening drive. He also blocked field goals against Western Michigan and West Virginia. It marks the 105th blocked kick under head coach Frank Beamer in 212 games (53 punts, 31 FGs, 21 PATs).

  • With his 12-yard completion to King in the fourth quarter, Randall passed Don Strock (6,009 yds., 1970-72) and broke a 32-year-old school record for career passing yards. He finished the game with 200 passing yards and now has 6,061 for his career. His two touchdown passes now give him 44 for his career, moving him into second place all-time at Tech for career scoring passes. He passed Will Furrer (43 TDs, 1988-91) and now sits four touchdown passes away from that record of 47 held by Maurice DeShazo (1991-94).

  • The 0-0 tie is the first game Tech has played where neither team scored in the first half since a 1990 game at Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets went on to win the game, 6-3, with all nine points scored coming in the fourth quarter. The lowest combined score between the Hokies and Cavaliers in a first half prior to Saturday is 10 points, last coming in the 1985 game where UVa led 10-0 at the break. Tech and Virginia played to two 0-0 draws, coming in 1931 and 1935.

  • Brandon Pace (r-So., Virginia Beach, Va.) has now connected on 20 field goals on the season, putting him two makes away from tying the school record for field goals in a season of 22 set first by Chris Kinzer in 1986 and tied by Shayne Graham in 1998.

  • Josh Hyman's (r-Fr., Chesapeake, Va.) 45-yard catch for a touchdown was a career-long, passing his 42-yarder against Western Michigan earlier this year. He finished with four catches for a career-high 93 yards and two touchdowns.

  • Tech trailed 7-0 in the third quarter and came back for the win. It marks the fourth time this season Tech has trailed and come back to win. The Hokies also trailed 7-0 to Duke (41-17 win), 14-0 at Georgia Tech (34-20 win) and 10-7 at North Carolina (27-24 win).

  • In Virginia Tech's seven-game winning streak, Randall has thrown just three interceptions while throwing 12 touchdowns in 151 passes. His last interception came in the second quarter of the Georgia Tech game. He has thrown 72 passes in a row without an interception.

  • After posting a combined 3-6 record in November over the past two seasons, Tech posted a 3-0 mark in November this year. Tech's final game comes on Dec. 4. The Hokies have lost three of their last four games played in that month. The only win in the last four games came in the 2002 Diamond Walnut San Francisco Bowl.

  • Virginia Tech (9-2, 6-1 ACC) will conclude its regular season on Saturday, Dec. 4 at the University of Miami (8-2, 5-2 ACC). The game, which will be televised nationally by ABC, will kick off at 1 p.m., and will determine the conference's BCS participant. Miami leads the series, 15-6, with Tech holding a one-game winning streak. Tech is 2-9 all-time against Miami at the Orange Bowl, losers of its last two games there. Tech's last win at the Orange Bowl was in 1998 when the Hokies won 27-20 in overtime.

    Box Score BLACKSBURG, Va. - The Virginia Tech Hokies kept their hopes for an outright ACC championship alive with a 24-10 victory over in-state rival UVa on Nov. 27 at Lane Stadium. Tech's defense dominated for most of the game and the offense finally showed up in the second half as the Hokies improved to 9-2 and 6-1 in front of 65,115 fans. The Cavaliers fell to 8-3 and 5-3 with the loss.

    After playing to a scoreless tie in the first half, UVa finally broke through by taking advantage of a Tech mistake. The Tech defense held the Hoos to three-and-out on their first possession of the second half, but Eddie Royal fumbled the ensuing punt, giving UVa possession at the Tech 31. Three plays later on third-and-11, Marques Hagans found tailback Alvin Pearman in the end zone for a 32-yard touchdown.

    The Hokies answered, helped by two 15-yard penalties against UVa. The Hokies drove to the red zone but stalled at the 14 and settled for a 31-yard Brandon Pace field goal with 7:20 remaining in the third quarter.

    After holding UVa to three-and-out on its next possession, the Hokies took advantage of a 27-yard punt and started at the UVa 45. On the first play, quarterback Bryan Randall found freshman Josh Hyman streaking down the left sideline and hit him in stride for the 45-yard touchdown. Pace's extra point gave the Hokies a 10-7 lead with 5:41 left in the third quarter.

    UVa responded with its best drive of the day, though. Taking the ball at its 20 after a touchback, the Cavaliers ran 17 plays and ate up 7:38 off the clock. After a pass interference penalty on Tech gave UVa first-and-goal at the 1, the Hokie defense stiffened and held the Hoos to a game-tying field goal.

    The Hokies went ahead for good on their next possession. Tech drove to the UVa 32, and on first down, Randall hooked up with Hyman again, this time for a 32-yard score where Hyman adjusted to the underthrown ball and then fought off the safety to the end zone.

    UVa punted on its next possession, and seven plays later, Tech's Cedric Humes broke through for a 37-yard touchdown run. Pace's extra point made the score 24-10 with 5:08 remaining. On UVa's ensuing possession, Hagans fumbled and the Hokies were able to run out the clock.

    The Cavaliers had much better chances to score in the first half but were rebuffed twice. Tech's Jim Davis blocked Connor Hughes' 45-yard field goal attempt on UVa's first possession of the game. Later in the first quarter, the Hoos had first-and-goal at the Tech 4, but running back Wali Lundy fumbled a handoff and Tech's Jonathan Lewis recovered.

    Randall finished with an even 200 yards passing, completing 16-of-22 passes. He also became Tech's all time leading passer with a 12-yard completion to tight end Jeff King in the fourth quarter, passing Don Strock. Randall now has 6,061 passing yards in his career.

    Humes ran for 95 yards on 15 carries and the one score. Hyman caught four passes for 93 yards and two touchdowns.

    The Hokies now have a chance to win the ACC outright, but must overcome Miami at the Orange Bowl next Saturday to achieve that honor. The game is slated for a 1 p.m. kickoff and will be televised on ABC.