September 14, 2015
Hokies make first ever visit to the Hoosier State
Tech seeks to continue winning streak at Purdue
Game Notes in PDF Format Download

Virginia Tech will look to continue its winning ways on Saturday as it goes on the road for the first time this season – heading to Purdue and marking the first ever trip to the Hoosier state. The game will be played in Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Ind., with a 3:30 p.m. kickoff. The game can be seen on ESPNU. 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 today's press conference.

Virginia Tech Seeks to Start Winning Streak at Purdue After Big Win vs. Furman

  • Virginia Tech is coming off a 42-3 win vs. Furman (9/12). The Hokies are 2-2 all-time against the “longstanding” 10 members of the Big Ten: 1-1 vs. Ohio State, 1-0 vs. Indiana and 0-1 vs. Michigan. Purdue registered a 38-14 win vs. Indiana St. (9/12).
  • The Hokies have gotten off to fast starts, outscoring their first two foes by a 31-14 margin in the first half in 2015, including a 24-0 scoring advantage in the second quarter. Purdue owns a 45-24 first-half scoring edge in its two games.
  • Tech racked up 299 rushing yards vs. Furman (9/12), averaging 7.3 yards per carry to mark only the eighth time VT has averaged 7.3 yards per carry over better in a game dating back to 2000.
  • QB Brenden Motley made his first career start vs. Furman (9/12), becoming the 12th straight signal caller to win his starting debut under head coach Frank Beamer. WR Isaiah Ford hauled in five passes for 77 yards with two TDs.
  • Motley ranks eighth in the ACC with a 153.0 rating and is 10th in the league, averaging 134.5 passing ypg.
  • Ford is tied for seventh in the ACC with three total TDs and is ninth in the conference, averaging 69.0 receiving ypg.
  • Purdue racked up 251 rushing yards and 289 passing yards in a 38-14 win vs. Indiana State (9/12).

Scoring Stats to Watch as Hokies Square Off vs. Boilermakers

  • Dating back to 1996, VT is 39-3 (.929) on the road when scoring 30+ points, including an 11-0 mark vs. non-conference foes.
  • Purdue is 8-24 (.250) at home since the start of the 2000 campaign when allowing 30 points or more.
  • VT is 89-1 (.989) when holding foes to 10 points or less dating back to 1996, including last week’s 42-3 victory.
  • The Boilermakers have lost 26 straight games when being held to 10 points or fewer. Purdue’s last win in such a circumstance was a 9-3 win vs. No. 9 Michigan (11/9/96).
  • The Hokies are 51-1 when holding non-conference foes to 17 points or less since 1999. That lone loss was a 16-13 setback to No. 3 Auburn in the 2005 Sugar Bowl.
  • Purdue has lost 35 straight games when being held to 17 points or less dating back to a 24-7 loss vs. Maryland (12/29/06).
  • Since the start of the 1996 season, Purdue is 35-0 at home when scoring 30 points or more.

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