September 9, 2015
Hokies turn attention to Furman game on Saturday
Tech seeks to bounce back after Monday night's loss to Ohio State
Game Notes in PDF Format Download

Virginia Tech will seek to bounce back against Furman on Saturday after a season-opening loss to Ohio State on Monday night. The game will be played in Lane Stadium with a 3:30 p.m. kickoff. The game can be seen on ESPN3. For a complete set of the game notes, click "Download" on the right. CLICK HERE to go to the multimedia page that also has Furman and ACC notes and Coach Frank Beamer's quotes from yesterday's press conference.

Hokies Seek to Bounce Back Against Furman on Saturday

  • Virginia Tech plays on a short week after suffering a 42-24 loss vs. No. 1 Ohio State (9/7).
  • After falling behind 14-0, the Hokies rallied to take a 17-14 halftime lead against the defending national champs.
  • A 51-yard TD pass from QB Michael Brewer to FB Sam Rogers sparked Tech. A 46-yard K Joey Slye FG cut the Ohio State margin to 14-10 before Brewer connected with TE Ryan Malleck on a one-yard scoring play right before intermission to give the Hokies a short-lived advantage over the consensus No. 1 team in the nation.
  • Three plays into the second half, HB Braxton Miller hauled in a 54-yard TD pass from QB Cardale Jones to give OSU a lead it would not relinquish.
  • Brewer suffered a left shoulder injury on VT’s first possession of the third quarter, pressing QB Brenden Motley into duty.
  • Miller registered a scintillating 53-yard TD run on OSU’s next series to up the margin to 28-17 as OSU pulled away.
  • The Hokies are seeking to avoid an 0-2 start for the just the second time since 1995. In 1995, VT finished the year 10-2 capping the campaign with a 28-10 win over Texas in the Sugar Bowl. VT finished 11-3 in 2010 after starting 0-2.
  • Beamer’s first full-time coaching job came working for head coach Bobby Ross at The Citadel in 1973. The Bulldogs claimed a 26-21 victory over rival Furman (11/10/73) in his initial meeting with the Paladins.
  • Furman opened the 2015 campaign with a 38-35 loss vs. Coastal Carolina (9/5).

Tidbits on Tech’s Homefield Advantage at Lane Stadium, Turnovers & the #LunchPailD

  • Dating back to 1995, Virginia Tech is 105-24 (.814) at Lane Stadium, the seventh-best home win percentage among Power Five teams over the past 20 seasons.
  • Since the start of the 1996 campaign, VT is 48-4 (.923) against non-conference foes at home, including a streak of 32 straight wins from 1999-09. VT has held 42 of those foes to 17 points or less.
  • The Hokies are 83-3 (.865) overall at Lane Stadium when holding opponents to 17 or less since 1996.
  • Dating back to 1996, Virginia Tech (529) ranks fourth among Power Five squads in total takeaways.
  • Over that same span, only Kansas State (112) has more combined defensive and special teams TDs than VT (106).
  • From 1996 to 2014, only Florida State (31.2) was better in third-down defense than Virginia Tech (31.5).
  • The Hokies are 40-0 when holding non-conference foes to 17 points or less at Lane Stadium since 1996.

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