October 12, 2015
Hokies head to South Florida to face Miami
Tech is 4-2 at Miami since joining the ACC
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Virginia Tech continues its ACC schedule this weekend looking to win its second straight game. The Hokies will face the Miami Hurricanes this Saturday with a 3:30 p.m. kick. 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 Miami notes, ACC notes and Coach Frank Beamer's quotes from today's press conference (when available).

Virginia Tech Seeks to Register Back-to-Back ACC Wins, Hokies Are 4-2 in Last Six Games at Miami

  • Virginia Tech is seeking to produce back-to-back wins after registering a 28-13 win vs. North Carolina State (10/9).
  • Miami suffered a 29-24 loss at Florida State (10/10) and is seeking to avoid a three-game losing streak.
  • Miami is 9-7 in home ACC games under Al Golden. The Hurricanes haven’t had a home game since a 36-33 win vs. Nebraska (9/19).
  • Miami is seeking to avoid a four-game ACC losing streak for the first time dropping six straight from 11/3/07 to 10/4/08.
  • Beamer is seeking his 110th ACC win, while Golden is aiming for his 17th career ACC victory. The duo is 2-2 head-to-head.
  • The Hokies own three Orange Bowl appearances under Beamer, including a 20-7 win vs. Cincinnati (1/1/09).
  • QB Michael Brewer could return for VT this week. He guided Tech to a 17-14 halftime lead vs. No. 1 Ohio State (9/7) before suffering a broken left clavicle early in the second half after completing 11 of 16 passes (61.0%) for 156 yards with two TDs (191.9 rating).

Virginia Tech’s #LunchPailD Has Allowed 15.0 PPG, Racked Up 8.0 Sacks in ACC Play

  • Virginia Tech has allowed 15.0 ppg and has produced 4.0 sacks in each of its first two ACC contests vs. Pitt (10/3) & vs. NCSU (10/9).
  • The Hokies are third in the ACC with 14.0 sacks. Only Duke (4.0) has allowed fewer sacks than Miami (6.0).
  • VT is 10-2 (.833) when producing 3.0 or more sacks in ACC road games.
  • VT is 24-2 (.891) in ACC road games when allowing 17 points or fewer. One of those losses was a 16-14 setback at Miami (11/13/08).
  • Miami has lost nine straight when being held to 17 points or fewer.
  • Tech is 18-1 (.947) in ACC road games when scoring 30+ points. That lone setback was a 48-34 loss at UNC (10/6/12).
  • VT has outscored its foes by 56 points (172-116), while Miami has outpointed its opponents by 52 points (186-134).
  • The Hokies are 17-3 (.850) in ACC road games when registering 400+ net yards of total offense.

Virginia Tech, Miami Are the ACC’s Two Best Squads in Turnover Margin

  • Miami (+9) and Virginia Tech (+6) are atop the ACC turnover margin chart. VT (13) and GT (13) are tied for the ACC’s most takes.
  • The Hokies rank second in the ACC with six opponent fumble recoveries and are tied for third with seven INTs.
  • Tech is 19-2 (.905) in ACC play when it doesn’t commit a turnover, including last week’s win vs. NC State (10/9).
  • The Hokies are 23-3 (.885) on the road in ACC action with two or more takeaways (11-1 in last 12 such games).
  • Miami has lost four of its last five games when it commits two or more turnovers. Miami has only two giveaways in 2015.
  • The Hurricanes have committed only one giveaway in their last four games and have thrown only one INT all season.
  • Virginia Tech true freshman S Adonis Alexander leads Tech and is fourth in the ACC with three interceptions.
  • Miami’s offense is last in the ACC on third down at 30.4%, converting a league-low 21 third downs for first downs (21 of 69).

Hokies Seek to Maintain Offensive Efficiency in the Air Against Hurricanes, More ACC Tidbits

  • QB Brenden Motley ranks second in the ACC with 10 TD passes. Only UVA (14) has allowed more TD passes than Miami (8).
  • Only UVA (161.9) and Syracuse (141.1) have permitted opponents a higher passer rating than Miami (122.7).
  • The Hurricanes have intercepted eight opponents’ passes. Louisville (9) is the only ACC squad with more.
  • Motley is third in the ACC with a 7.1 touchdown percentage, while Miami QB Brad Kaaya is ninth (4.2).
  • P A.J. Hughes ranks eighth in the ACC with a 42.7-yard average and is tied for fourth with 10 punts inside the 20.
  • WR Isaiah Ford leads the Hokies, averaging 73.0 yards of all-purpose yardage per game.
  • Miami RB Joe Yearby is fifth in the ACC in all-purpose yardage (116.6 ypg) and rushing (91.4 ypg).
  • CB Brandon Facyson leads Tech and ranks fourth in the ACC with eight passes defensed.
  • LB Deon Clarke and DT Woody Baron both have 3.0 sacks to tie for the top mark on the Virginia Tech defense.
  • Virginia Tech (31:08) ranks seventh in the ACC in time of possession, while Miami is 13th (29:50).
  • Next week Virginia Tech returns home vs. Duke (10/24), while Miami hosts Clemson (10/24).

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