Virginia Tech Football Records
    Team Defense

    Game Highs & Lows Since 1950

    Total Defense

    Plays
    37
    Fewest
    at Richmond - 1963
    at West Virginia - 1966
    100
    Most
    Syracuse - 2002
    at Ohio - 1971
    vs. William & Mary - 1971
    Yards Allowed
    35
    Fewest
    Duke - 2005
    833
    Most
    at Alabama - 1973
    TDs
    11
    Most
    at Alabama - 1973

    Rushing Defense

    Rushing Attempts
    16
    Fewest
    East Carolina - 2011
    Marshall - 2002
    78
    Most
    vs. Wake Forest - 1971
    Yards Allowed
    -28
    Fewest
    Arkansas State - 1997
    at Tampa - 1967
    748
    Most
    at Alabama - 1973
    TDs
    9
    Most
    at Alabama - 1973

    Pass Defense

    Passing Attempts
    2
    Fewest
    at Clemson - 1956
    67
    Most
    Clemson - 2007
    Completions
    0
    Fewest
    six times
    38
    Most
    Clemson - 2007
    Yards Allowed
    0
    Fewest
    at West Virginia - 1957
    at Clemson - 1956
    498
    Most
    Maryland - 1993
    TDs
    6
    Most
    at Vanderbilt - 1982

    Punt Returns

    Returns
    0
    Fewest
    Several times, Most Recent:
    Georgia Tech - 2014
    9
    Most
    Syracuse - 1988
    Yards Allowed
    -13
    Fewest
    East Carolina - 2011
    187
    Most
    at Maryland - 1950
    TDs
    1
    Most
    Several times, Most Recent:
    Maryland - 2013

    Kickoff Returns

    Returns
    0
    Fewest
    Several times, Most Recent:
    Wake Forest - 2014
    9
    Most
    Several times, Most Recent:
    Duke - 2007
    Yards Allowed
    -1
    Fewest
    vs. Wake Forest - 1979
    226
    Most
    North Carolina - 2012
    TDs
    1
    Most
    Several times, Most Recent:
    Alabama - 2013

    First Downs

    FDs Allowed
    4
    Fewest
    at Pennsylvania - 1955
    34
    Most
    vs. William & Mary - 1971
    Rushing FDs Allowed
    0
    Fewest
    Maryland - 2008
    26
    Most
    at Alabama - 1973
    Passing FDs Allowed
    0
    Fewest
    Several times, Most Recent:
    Duke - 2008
    22
    Most
    East Carolina - 1992
    FDs by Penalty
    0
    Fewest
    Several times, Most Recent:
    Pittsburgh - 2014
    6
    Most
    South Carolina - 1990
    vs. Villanova - 1973

    Fumbles

    Fumbles Caused
    11
    Most
    at Florida State - 1958
    Fumbles Recovered
    5
    Most
    several times
    Season Highs & Lows Since 1950

    Total Defense

    Plays
    691
    Fewest
    1997 (11 games)
    960
    Most
    2007 (14 games)
    Yards Allowed
    2,401
    Fewest
    1980 (11 games)
    5,136
    Most
    1973 (11 games)
    Yards Per Game
    218.0
    Fewest
    1980 (11 games)
    466.0
    Most
    1973 (11 games)
    Yards Per Play
    3.00
    Fewest
    1984 (11 games)
    6.00
    Most
    1973 (11 games)

    Rushing Defense

    Rushing Attempts
    367
    Fewest
    1983 (11 games)
    610
    Most
    1973 (11 games)
    Yards Allowed
    544
    Fewest
    1982 (11 games)
    3,453
    Most
    1973 (11 games)
    Yards Per Game
    49.5
    Fewest
    1982 (11 games)
    313.9
    Most
    1973 (11 games)
    Yards Per Carry
    1.0
    Fewest
    1982 (11 games)
    5.0
    Most
    1973 (11 games)
    TDs
    2
    Fewest
    1982 (11 games)
    37
    Most
    1973 (11 games)

    Pass Defense

    Passing Attempts
    177
    Fewest
    1952 (11 games)
    518
    Most
    2007 (14 games)
    Completions
    87
    Fewest
    1952 (11 games)
    277
    Most
    2007 (14 games)
    Yards Allowed
    1,064
    Fewest
    1952 (11 games)
    3,009
    Most
    2003 (13 games)
    Yards Per Game
    96.0
    Fewest
    1952 (11 games)
    251.0
    Most
    1993 (11 games)
    Yards Per Attempt
    5.17
    Fewest
    2001 (11 games)
    8.0
    Most
    1973 (11 games)
    Yards Per Completion
    10.35
    Fewest
    2006 (13 games)
    16.0
    Most
    1973 (11 games)
    TDs Passing
    6
    Fewest
    1975 (11 games)
    1983 (11 games)
    2006 (13 games)
    19
    Most
    2003 (13 games)
    2010 (14 games)
    Completion Pct.
    43.0
    Fewest
    1980 (11 games)
    60.2
    Most
    2003 (13 games)

    Scoring Defense

    Points Allowed
    91
    Fewest
    1983 (11 games)
    380
    Most
    1973 (11 games)
    Points Per Game
    8.27
    Fewest
    1983 (11 games)
    34.5
    Most
    1973 (11 games)
    TDs
    11
    Fewest
    1980 (11 games)
    1982 (11 games)
    1983 (11 games)
    52
    Most
    1973 (11 games)

    Punt Returns

    Returns
    9
    Fewest
    1999 (11 games)
    40
    Most
    1970 (11 games)
    Yards Allowed
    36
    Fewest
    1999 (11 games)
    529
    Most
    1952 (11 games)
    Yards Per Return
    2.0
    Fewest
    1986 (11 games)
    14.0
    Most
    1974 (11 games)
    TDs
    2
    Most
    1970 (11 games)
    1988 (11 games)
    2008 (14 games)
    2013 (13 games)

    Kickoff Returns

    Returns
    23
    Fewest
    1978 (11 games)
    63
    Most
    2007 (14 games)
    2009 (13 games)
    Yards Allowed
    404
    Fewest
    1975 (11 games)
    1,461
    Most
    2010 (14 games)
    Yards Per Return
    15.0
    Fewest
    1980 (11 games)
    25.0
    Most
    1970 (11 games)
    TDs
    1
    Most
    Several times, Most Recent:
    1987 (11 games)

    First Downs

    FDs Allowed
    143
    Fewest
    1980 (11 games)
    252
    Most
    1971 (11 games)
    Rushing FDs Allowed
    46
    Fewest
    1982 (11 games)
    151
    Most
    1973 (11 games)
    Passing FDs Allowed
    34
    Fewest
    1952 (11 games)
    138
    Most
    2007 (14 games)
    FDs by Penalty
    2
    Fewest
    1952 (11 games)
    27
    Most
    2012 (13 games)

    Fumbles

    Opponent Fumbles
    14
    Fewest
    1992 (11 games)
    2000 (11 games)
    48
    Most
    1975 (11 games)
    Fumbles Recovered
    6
    Fewest
    2000 (11 games)
    29
    Most
    1972 (11 games)
    Tackling Records Since 1974
    Most Tackles
    Game: 30 Rick Razzano at Kentucky - 1977
    Season: 177 Scott Hill - 1987
    Season: 177 Rick Razzano - 1975
    Career: 634 Rick Razzano - 1974-1977
    Most Unassisted Tackles
    Game: 21 Rick Razzano vs. Richmond - 1975
    Season: 102 Rick Razzano - 1975
    Career: 368 Rick Razzano - 1974-1977
    Most Assisted Tackles
    Game: 15 Ashley Lee vs. Richmond - 1981
    15 Mike Johnson vs. Miami - 1982
    Season: 110 Scott Hill - 1987
    Career: 266 Rick Razzano - 1974-1977
    Most Quarterback Sacks
    Game: 4 J.C. Price vs. Miami - 1995
    4 Bruce Smith vs. William & Mary - 1984
    4 Morgan Roane vs. William & Mary - 1985
    4 Bruce Smith vs. Duke - 1983
    Season: 22 Bruce Smith - 1983
    Career: 46 Bruce Smith - 1981-1984
    Most Tackles For Loss
    (Includes Sacks)
    Season: 31 Bruce Smith - 1983
    Career: 71 Bruce Smith - 1981-1984

    Year-By-Year Leaders
    YearNameTotal
    1974 Rick Razzano 165
    1975 Rick Razzano 177
    1976 Rick Razzano 140
    1977 Rick Razzano 152
    1978 Chip Keatley 102
    1979 Chris Cosh 86
    1980 Ashley Lee 95
    1981 Ashley Lee 146
    1982 Mike Johnson 148
    1983 Mike Johnson 135
    1984 Vince Daniels 113
    1985 Paul Nelson 103
    1986 Paul Nelson 104
    1987 Scott Hill 177
    1988 Horacio Moronta 81
    1989 Bobby Martin 79
    1990 Archie Hopkins 89
    1991 Wooster Pack 70
    1992 Melendez Byrd 89
    1992 P.J. Preston 89
    1993 Ken Brown 113
    1994 George DelRicco 130
    1995 George DelRicco 137
    1996 Brandon Semones 88
    1997 Steve Tate 104
    1998 Jamel Smith 99
    1999 Jamel Smith 89
    2000 Ben Taylor 103
    2001 Ben Taylor 121
    2002 Mikal Baaqee 112
    2003 Michael Crawford 131
    2004 Mikal Baaqee 71
    2005 Vince Hall 112
    2006 Vince Hall 128
    2007 Xavier Adibi 115
    2008 Purnell Sturdivant 99
    2009 Cody Grimm 106
    2010 Bruce Taylor 91
    2011 Antone Exum 89
    2012 Jack Tyler 119
    2013 Jack Tyler 100
    2014 Kyshoen Jarrett 78
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