November 9, 2015
Hokies to battle Yellow Jackets on ESPN Thursday night
Virginia Tech owns a perfect 5-0 record in Thursday games versus Georgia Tech
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Virginia Tech continues its ACC schedule this Thursday looking to get back to .500 both overall and in the ACC. The Hokies will take on Georgia Tech with a 7:30 p.m. kick at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The game can be seen nationally 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 Georgia Tech's notes, ACC notes and Coach Frank Beamer's quotes from today's press conference (when available)

Beamer Embarks on Farewell Tour, Winningest Active FBS Coach Seeks to Extend VT Bowl Streak

  • Frank Beamer announced his intention to retire at the conclusion of the 2015 season. VT is seeking a 23rd straight bowl berth.
  • No two current ACC programs own more all-time victories than Virginia Tech (715) and Georgia Tech (714).
  • Virginia Tech is coming off a 26-10 win at Boston College (10/31) and is seeking back-to-back ACC wins for the first time in 2015.
  • GT halted a five-game losing skid with a 22-16 win vs. then-No. 9 FSU (10/14), but suffered a 27-21 loss at UVA (10/31).
  • Since joining the ACC in 2004, Virginia Tech (8-3) has the most wins against Georgia Tech of any conference team.
  • Dating back to 2004, Miami (6-5) is the only other ACC squad to post a winning record against Georgia Tech.
  • The Yellow Jackets are 22-9 (.710) in home ACC games under Paul Johnson.
  • VT ranks third in the ACC in TD passes (18), while Georgia Tech has permitted 10 TD throws this season.
  • Virginia Tech is 28-6 (.824) in ACC play when racking up 400+ total net yards, including a 3-1 mark against Georgia Tech.
  • VT is 25-1 (.962) in ACC action with 200+ rushing yards, including a 37-26 win at GT (11/10/11) when VT had 267 ground yards.

17 Points is the Magic Number vs. Yellow Jackets

  • VT is 51-6 (.895) all-time in ACC games when holding foes to 17 points or less, including a 25-2 (.926) mark on the road.
  • Georgia Tech is 0-17 vs. FBS foes under Johnson when being held to 17 points or fewer, including three losses vs. VT.
  • Dating back to 2007, GT has lost 10 straight ACC games when scoring 17 points or fewer with four of those losses vs. VT.
  • Virginia Tech is 91-1 (.989) when allowing 10 points or fewer since 1996, including three victories against Georgia Tech.
  • VT is 5-2 against GT since Paul Johnson’s arrival in 2008. VT has held the Yellow Jackets to 28 points or fewer in those seven games.
  • Georgia Tech is 47-9 (.810) overall and 25-6 (.806) in ACC play under Johnson when scoring 30 points or more.
  • In seven contests vs. Power Five foes in 2015, Georgia Tech has been outscored by a 219-168 margin.
  • Georgia Tech has scored 20 points or more in 23 straight games after suffering a 25-17 loss vs. Ole Miss (12/30/13).

Stopping the Triple Option, Forcing Turnovers Are Keys vs. Georgia Tech

  • VT will seek to contain GT’s triple-option offense that ranks fourth among Power Five teams in rushing (267.9 ypg).
  • Only Air Force (5,862 carries - 59.2 per game) has run the ball more than GT (5,651 - 54.9 per game) since 2008.
  • Since the start of the 2008 season, no FBS team has averaged more rushing ypg than Georgia Tech (305.4).
  • Virginia Tech has held Georgia Tech to 249.6 rushing ypg in their seven meetings since Johnson’s arrival in 2008.
  • Over that same timeframe, Oregon (323) and Georgia Tech (321) lead all FBS programs in rushing TDs.
  • GT has lost 13 straight when being held under 200 net rush yards. VT and Miami have held GT under 200 twice during that streak.
  • In VT’s four wins in 2015, the Hokies are +8 (11 takes/3 gives). In Tech’s five losses, the club is -4 (6 takes/10 gives).
  • The Hokies registered four takeaways at BC, including a 34-yard fumble return TD by LB Andrew Motuapuaka.
  • GT has thrown six INTs in its past seven games after being picked off six times during the entire 2014 season.
  • Georgia Tech is 5-14 (.263) under Johnson when it doesn’t force a turnover, going 0-3 in such games vs. Virginia Tech.
  • VT is 86-8 (.915) in multi-INT games dating back to 1996. No Power Five team owns more INTs (335) or INT return TDs (44) over that span.
  • The Hokies rank second in the ACC with six opponent fumble recoveries and are tied for fifth with seven INTs.
  • Virginia Tech is 19-3 (.864) all-time in ACC play when it doesn’t commit a turnover.
  • Georgia Tech has lost seven of its last eight games when attempting 15 or more passes.

Final Takeaways on Hokies, Yellow Jackets

  • VT has prevented GT from throwing multiple TDs in eight straight meetings (last time - 2 GT TD passes on 9/30/06).
  • Virginia Tech WR Isaiah Ford ranks third in the ACC in rec. ypg (70.5) and fifth in receptions per game (5.1).
  • Virginia Tech DB Chuck Clark (73) is tied for seventh in the ACC in tackles

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