October 19, 2015
Virginia Tech hosts pivotal contest versus Duke at Lane Stadium
The Hokies face 23rd-ranked Blue Devils on Homecoming Saturday
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Virginia Tech continues its ACC schedule this weekend looking to get back to .500 both overall and in the ACC. The Hokies will host Duke this Saturday with a 3:30 p.m. kick at Lane Stadium. 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 Duke notes, ACC notes and Coach Frank Beamer's quotes from today's press conference (when available).

Virginia Tech Seeks to Get Back in ACC Coastal Race, Hosts Pivotal Contest vs. Duke at Lane Stadium

  • Virginia Tech seeks to improve to .500 on the season as Duke visits. Dating back to 1995, Tech is 107-25 (.811) at home.
  • Duke enjoyed a bye following a 44-3 win at Army (10/10/15) with its only loss coming by a 19-10 count vs. Northwestern (9/19).
  • Tech is seeking its sixth home win against Duke in ACC play (2004-pres). Duke has won seven of its last eight ACC road games.
  • Dating back to 2004, Duke owns an 11-33 (.250) ACC road record, going a combined 2-15 at VT (1-5), GT (1-5) and Miami (0-5).
  • Beamer is seeking his 110th ACC win, while David Cutcliffe is aiming for his 23rd career ACC victory.
  • WR Isaiah Ford leads the ACC with seven TD catches, owning four TDs in his last two games.
  • QB Michael Brewer returned in the second half at Miami (10/17), seeing his first action since being injured vs. Ohio State (9/7).
  • The Hokies are 5-3 when Brewer throws two or more TDs, including a 17-16 victory at Duke (11/15/14).

Virginia Tech’s #LunchPailD Has Racked Up 9.0 Sacks in ACC Play, Duke is ACC’s Best in Pass Protection

  • Virginia Tech has won 11 of its last 13 ACC home games when limiting its opponent to 20 points or fewer.
  • Tech is 17-1 (.944) at home vs. the ACC when scoring 30+ points. Duke has not allowed a 30-point game in 2015.
  • Dating back to 2000, VT has permitted 30 points or more only seven times (2-5 record).
  • Duke has scored 30 points or more in 13 of its 22 ACC victories under David Cutcliffe.
  • The Hokies are tied for third in the ACC with 15.0 sacks. Duke (4.0) has allowed the fewest sacks in the conference.
  • VT is 90-1 (.989) when allowing 10 points or fewer since 1996. Duke is 2-11 under David Cutcliffe when scoring 10 points or fewer.
  • The Hokies are 50-6 (.893) dating back to 2004 when holding ACC foes to 17 points or fewer.
  • Duke is 4-25 (.138) under Cutcliffe when being held to 17 points or fewer.
  • Dating back to 2004, VT is 46-7 (.868) with 400+ net yards of total offense, including an 11-2 (.846) mark in ACC home games.
  • The Hokies are 7-0 in ACC play against Duke when topping the 400-yard plateau.
  • The Blue Devils are 14-61 (.187) overall and 3-23 (.115) in ACC road games under Cutcliffe when permitting 400+ yards.

Hokies Seek to Bounce Back in The Turnover Column in Homecoming Contest at Lane Stadium

  • In VT’s three wins, the Hokies are +6 (7 takes/1 give). In Tech’s four losses, the club is -4 (6 takes/10 gives).
  • Virginia Tech (13) and Georgia Tech (13) are tied for second in the ACC in takeaways. Only Miami (15) has more.
  • VT is 86-8 (.915) in multi-INT games dating back to 1996. No Power Five team owns more INTs (334) or INT return TDs (44) over that span.
  • 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) all-time in ACC play when it doesn’t commit a turnover.
  • Virginia Tech is 15-1 (.938) in its last 16 home games when it forces two or more INTs.
  • Dating back to 2004, Duke is 1-16 (.063) in ACC action when it throws two or more INTs on the road.
  • Virginia Tech true freshman S Adonis Alexander leads Tech and is fourth in the ACC with three interceptions.
  • Tech CB Mook Reynolds is tied for the ACC lead with two FRs. Duke S Jeremy Cash is tied for the ACC lead with three FFs.

Final Tidbits on Hokies, Blue Devils

  • CB Brandon Facyson leads Tech and is tied for the ACC lead with eight passes defensed.
  • Duke ranks first in the ACC in scoring defense (9.3 ppg), second in the ACC in total defense (252.8 ypg) and first in pass defense (131.2 ypg).
  • Duke’s defense also leads the ACC, allowing 13.2 first downs per game and ranks third on third down at 22.7% (22 of 97).
  • Tech K Joey Slye is 19-22 (86.4%) career on FGs inside 40 yards. Duke K Ross Martin is a perfect 12-12 on FGs this season.
  • Duke leads the ACC with a 28.5-yard kickoff return average.
  • Next week, Virginia Tech is on the road at Boston College (10/31), while Duke hosts Miami (10/31).

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