October 5, 2015
Virginia Tech Hosts NC State For First Time Since 2009
Hokies Seek Fourth Straight Win vs. Wolfpack
Game Notes in PDF Format Download

Virginia Tech continues its ACC schedule this weekend looking to win its fourth straight game against the NC State Wolfpack. The Hokies face NC State on Friday night with an 8 p.m. kick and the game can be seen on ESPN. For a complete set of the game notes, click "Download" on the right. CLICK HERE to go to the multimedia page that also has NC State notes, ACC notes and Coach Frank Beamer's quotes from today's press conference.

Virginia Tech Hosts NC State For First Time Since 2009, Hokies Seek Fourth Straight Win vs. Wolfpack

  • Virginia Tech and NC State are both seeking to return to the win column after suffering narrow home losses on Saturday.
  • The Hokies are coming off a 17-13 setback vs. Pitt (10/3), while NC State suffered a 20-13 home loss vs. Louisville (10/3).
  • VT has won three straight vs. NC State, tying Clemson for the longest active victory string among ACC squads against the Wolfpack.
  • These two ACC teams haven’t met since Tech claimed a 41-30 win at No. 23 NC State (10/2/10).
  • Virginia Tech owns a 3-1 mark against the Wolfpack in ACC play. Frank Beamer is 5-2-1 overall at Tech vs. NC State.
  • Beamer is seeking his 109th ACC win, while NC State head coach Dave Doeren is aiming for his fourth career ACC victory.

Hokies Seek to Return to Winning Ways at Lane Stadium

  • Dating back to 1995, Tech is 106-25 (.809) at home. NC State has lost eight of its last 10 ACC road games.
  • VT has won 10 of its last 12 ACC home games when limiting its opponent to 20 points or fewer.
  • Virginia Tech is 17-1 (.944) at home vs. the ACC when scoring 30+ points.
  • North Carolina State ranks second in the ACC in scoring at 39.6 ppg, trailing only Georgia Tech (41.4 ppg).
  • VT is 89-1 (.989) when allowing 10 points or fewer since 1996. NCSU has lost 17 straight games when scoring 10 points or fewer.
  • The Hokies are 49-6 (.891) dating back to 2004 when holding ACC foes to 17 points or fewer.
  • NC State has lost 17 of 18 road games when being held to 17 points or less, including a 38-10 loss at VT (11/21/09).
  • The Hokies are 28-5 (.848) overall and 11-2 (.846) at home in ACC play with 400+ net yards of total offense.
  • Tech will face a NC State squad that ranks second in the ACC in total defense (225.8 ypg), trailing only BC (140.0 ypg).
  • NC State has outscored its opponents by a 198-68 margin, owning a 38-0 advantage in the fourth quarter.

Virginia Tech is Tied For ACC Lead with 12 Takeaways, Owns +5 Turnover Differential

  • Virginia Tech and Louisville are tied for the ACC lead with 12 takeaways.
  • The Hokies lead the ACC with six opponent fumble recoveries, while ranking third with six INTs.
  • VT ranks fourth in the ACC +5 (12 takes/7 gives) in turnover margin, while NC State is tied for seventh at +2 (5 takes/3 gives).
  • Virginia Tech is 15-1 (.938) in its last 16 home games when it forces two or more INTs.
  • Since the start of the 2000 campaign, Virginia Tech is 33-3 (.917) when it doesn’t commit a turnover.
  • Dating back to 1996, VT is 58-8 (.879) when producing 3.0 or more sacks in games at Lane Stadium.
  • Since the start of the 2010 campaign, NC State is 1-11 (.083) on the road when permitting 3.0 or more sacks
  • NC State has thrown four TDs and six INTs in its last three meetings with Virginia Tech.
  • NC State leads the ACC in third-down defense at 18.8% (9 of 48), a mark that would lead all FBS programs (50 atts. min).

Hokies Among ACC Leaders, Clark & Clarke Among Most Productive Tech Defenders

  • WR Isaiah Ford ranks third in the ACC in receiving ypg (76.8) and is 10th in receptions per game (4.8).
  • QB Brenden Motley ranks ninth in the ACC in both passer rating (133.4) and total offense (202. ypg).
  • Motley is tied for third in the ACC with seven TD passes. Only Clemson’s Deshaun Watson (9) and UVA’s Matt Johns (8) have more.
  • Motley is tied for fourth in the ACC with a 6.3 touchdown percentage.
  • 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 seventh in the ACC, averaging 8.2 tackles per game. He leads VT with 41 total tackles (23 solo).
  • LB Deon Clarke has a team-high 5.0 TFLs, just ahead of DTs Woody Baron (4.5), Corey Marshall (4.0) and Luther Maddy (4.0).
  • NC State leads the ACC in time of possession at 36:47 and is third in rushing defense (80.2 ypg).
  • The Wolfpack rank fourth in the ACC in both kickoff returns (28.2 avg.) and punt returns (16.7 avg).
  • Virginia Tech faces a road trip to Miami (10/17), while NC State enjoys a bye prior to a trip to Wake Forest (10/24).

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