September 21, 2015
Hokies travel to East Carolina looking to extend their win streak
Tech will also seek to avenge last season's seven-point setback to the Pirates
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Virginia Tech travels to East Carolina this weekend looking to extend its win streak to three straight when the Hokies face the Pirates on Saturday. The game will be played in Dowdy-Ficklin Stadium in Greenville, N.C., with a 3:30 p.m. kickoff. The game can be seen on ABC or ESPN2. For a complete set of the game notes, click "Download" on the right. CLICK HERE to go to the multimedia page that also has ECU and ACC notes and Coach Frank Beamer's quotes from today's press conference.

Tech Travels to East Carolina Seeking A Third Straight Victory, Redemption for 2014 Home Loss

  • Virginia Tech is coming off a 51-24 win at Purdue (9/19), while East Carolina suffered a 45-21 loss at Navy (9/19).
  • Dating back to 1999, VT owns 17 games with 50+ points with the Purdue contest marking the fifth such game on the road.
  • Tech is seeking to avenge last season’s 28-21 home setback vs. East Carolina (9/13/14).
  • The Hokies are a combined 19-2 (.905) in the state of North Carolina at the opponent's venue dating back to 1999: 4-0 vs. East Carolina, 5-0 at Duke, 5-1 at North Carolina, 3-1 at Wake Forest and 2-0 at NC State.
  • A victory would move VT to 3-1 heading into ACC play with that only loss coming at the hands of No. 1 Ohio State (9/7).
  • The Hokies have outscored their first two foes by a 55-31 margin in the first half in 2015.
  • VT’s defense has allowed a TD in the second quarter as Tech has outscored opponents by a 38-10 margin in that period.
  • Dating back to 1996, VT is 17-4 (.810) on the road against non-conference foes, going 14-3 (.824) vs. unranked foes.
  • The Pirates have a four-game victory streak vs. ACC foes (2-0 vs. UNC, 1-0 vs. VT & NCST), winning those contests by an average margin of 48.8 to 30.3 (195-121). Tech was the last ACC team to defeat ECU, getting a 15-10 win (9/14/13).

Hokies Averaging 46.5 PPG & 527.0 YPG in Last Two Games, Defense Has Allowed 10.0 Actual PPG

  • Tech has outscored its last two opponents 93 to 27 and has outgained them in total net yards 1,054 to 519.
  • VT’s defense has only permitted 20 points the past two weeks excluding a 90-yard fumble return TD by Purdue’s defense.
  • Dating back to 1996, VT is 40-3 (.930) on the road when scoring 30+ points (12-0 vs. non-con).
  • VT is 4-0 all-time vs. ECU when scoring 30+ points. ECU is 2-6 (.250) at home when allowing 30+ going back to 2013.
  • East Carolina has lost 28 straight games when being held to 10 points or fewer. Four of those losses have come via VT.
  • VT is 89-1 (.989) when holding foes to 10 points or less dating back to 1996.
  • The Hokies are 51-1 (.981) when holding non-conference foes to 17 points or less since 1999.
  • East Carolina has lost 34 consecutive non-conference games when being held to 20 points or fewer dating back to a 24-17 loss vs. West Virginia (9/6/97).
  • The Pirates have lost 14 straight overall when being held to 20 points or fewer.
  • VT has averaged 6.84 yards per play the past two weeks, while limiting opponents to 3.96 yards per play.

Virginia Tech is +5 in Turnover Differential the Past Two Weeks, Have Scored Two TDs on Defense

  • VT is +6 (9 takes/3 gives) in turnover margins to tie for fourth in FBS. Miami (+8) leads and Syracuse (+7) is third.
  • Tech’s nine total takeaways are tied for fourth in FBS. ECU is -3 (2 takes/5 gives) in its last two losses.
  • Since the start of the 2000 campaign, VT is 33-3 (.917) when it doesn’t commit a turnover,
  • ECU is 16-3 (.842) at home since the start of the 2012 campaign with those losses coming at the hands of VT, Navy and UCF.
  • The Pirates are +13 (34 takes/21 gives) in those 16 home wins, winning by an average margin of 46.0 to 21.7.
  • ECU is -5 (8 gives/3 takes) in those three home losses, losing by an average margin of 34.3 to 22.7.

Beamer Victory Odometer Continues to Rolls, More Nuggets on Hokies, Pirates

  • Including his stint at Murray State, Frank Beamer owns head coaching victories in 23 states & the District of Columbia.
  • Dating back to 1995, only Ohio State (15) owns more 10-win seasons than Virginia Tech (13).
  • East Carolina’s two 10-win campaigns came in the form of a 10-3 year in 2013 and an 11-1 season in 1991.
  • Virginia Tech registered a 42-3 victory vs. Furman (9/12). The Paladins produced a 16-15 win at UCF (9/19).
  • The Hokies are seeking their first three-game victory streak since winning six straight in 2013.
  • East Carolina’s two losses have come against Florida (3-0) and Navy (2-0) who are combined 5-0 in 2015.

Hokies Among ACC Leaders, Hokies Return Home to Begin Conference Slate Next Week vs. Pitt

  • QB Brenden Motley ranks fourth in the ACC with a 161.7 rating and is ninth in total offense (189.3 ypg).
  • P A.J. Hughes ranks ninth in the ACC with a 41.8-yard average and is tied for fourth with seven punts inside the 20.
  • S Chuck Clark ranks fifth in the ACC, averaging 9.0 tackles per game. He leads VT with 27 total tackles (15 solo).
  • DT Woody Baron is tied for sixth in the ACC with 2.0 sacks and leads the Hokies with 3.5 sacks.
  • S Der’Woun Greene had a 82-yard KOR at Purdue (9/19), VT’s longest since WR Demitri Knowles (88 vs. Maryland 11/16/13).
  • Following ECU, Virginia Tech opens ACC play with back-to-back home games vs. Pitt (10/3) and vs. NC State (10/9).

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