September 28, 2015
Virginia Tech opens ACC schedule with home date versus Pitt
The Hokies are 5-1 in Lane Stadium against the Panthers
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Virginia Tech opens its ACC schedule this weekend looking to continue its home dominance against Pittsburgh - 5-1 in Lane Stadium in the series - when the Hokies face the Panthers on Saturday with a Noon kick. The game can be seen on the RSN family channels. For a complete set of the game notes, click "Download" on the right. CLICK HERE to go to the multimedia page that also has Pittsburgh and ACC notes and Coach Frank Beamer's quotes from today's press conference.

Virginia Tech Opens ACC Schedule with Pitt as Hokies Begin 12th ACC Campaign

  • Since joining the ACC in 2004, Virginia Tech is 9-2 (.818) in its opening ACC home game.
  • Tech owns a 32-12 (.727) ACC home record, including a 27-4 (.871) mark when holding foes to 20 points or fewer.
  • VT has won 10 of its last 11 ACC home games when limiting its opponent to 20 points or fewer.
  • VT’s defense has allowed one TD in the second quarter, outscoring opponents by a 38-17 margin in that period.
  • Since joining the ACC in 2013, Pitt is 7-9 in conference play (4-4 on the road) and is 6-6 overall on the road over that span.
  • The Panthers have been held to 24 points or fewer in five of those six road losses (avg. score in six losses - 25.8 to 19.7).
  • Virginia Tech is coming off a 35-28 loss at East Carolina (9/26). Pitt enjoyed a bye following a 27-24 loss at Iowa (9/19).
  • The Hokies are 21-11 (.656) in ACC play during the month of October.

Hokies Seek to Maintain Homefield Advantage at Lane Stadium

  • Dating back to 1995, Virginia Tech is 106-24 (.816) at Lane Stadium. VT is sixth in the ACC in scoring at 36.2 ppg.
  • VT is 17-1 (.944) at home vs. the ACC when scoring 30+ points. Pitt has lost 11 of its last 13 on the road when allowing 30+ points.
  • VT is 89-1 (.989) when allowing 10 points or fewer since 1996. Pitt has lost 17 straight games when scoring 10 points or fewer.
  • The Hokies are 49-5 (.907) dating back to 2004 when holding ACC foes to 17 points or fewer.
  • VT has averaged 497.7 yards per game of total offense the past three weeks and ranks fourth the ACC overall at 453.2 ypg.
  • The Hokies are seeking a fourth straight game with 400+ yards of total offense. VT had five such games in total in 2015.
  • The Hokies are 28-5 (.848) overall and 11-2 (.846) at home in ACC play with 400+ net yards of total offense.
  • Pitt has lost five of its last seven games when allowing 400 or more net yards of total offense.
  • VT ranks second in the ACC in time of possession (33:23), trailing only NC State (39:15).

#SACKSburg is a “No Passing Zone,” Virginia Tech Already +7 in Turnover Differential

  • VT is +7 (11 takes/4 gives) in turnover margin to tie for third among Power Five squads. Pitt is -3 (2 takes/5 gives).
  • Since the start of the 2000 campaign, VT is 33-3 (.917) when it doesn’t commit a turnover.
  • Dating back to 1996, no FBS program has recorded more sacks (729.0) or INTs (333) than Virginia Tech.
  • VT is 58-7 (.892) at home over that span with 3.0 or more sacks. VT had 8.0 sacks in a 29-13 win vs. Pitt (10/12/13).
  • Pitt is -13.0 in sack differential in its six road losses dating back to 2013 (21.0 sacks allowed/8.0 sacks on defense).
  • Dating back to a 33-13 win vs. FSU (11/10/07), VT is 15-1 (.938) at home when forcing two or more INTs.
  • Pitt has lost five straight road games when throwing two or more INTs, including a 27-24 loss at Iowa (9/19).
  • VT is tied for the ACC lead with five opp. fumble recoveries, while ranking third with six INTs.
  • CB Mook Reynolds leads the ACC with two opponent FRs. LB Adonis Alexander is tied for third with two INTs.

Hokies Among ACC Leaders, Hokies Play Two Games in Six Days at Lane Stadium

  • QB Brenden Motley ranks sixth in the ACC in both passer rating (147.3) and total offense (233.5 ypg).
  • Motley is tied for third in the ACC with six TD passes. Only UVA’s Matt Johns (8) and Clemson’s Deshaun Watson (7) have more.
  • Motley is tied for fourth in the ACC with a 6.6 TD pct and is fourth with a 2.2 INT pct.
  • P A.J. Hughes ranks ninth in the ACC with a 41.8-yard average and is fourth with eight punts inside the 20.
  • S Chuck Clark is tied for eighth in the ACC, averaging 8.0 tackles per game. He leads VT with 32 total tackles (19 solo).
  • DT Woody Baron is tied for eighth in the ACC with 2.0 sacks. DT Corey Marshall has a team-high 4.0 TFLs.
  • Eleven different Virginia Tech defensive players have at least one TFL.
  • Virginia Tech faces a short week following the Pitt contest with a Friday night home game vs. NC State (10/9).

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