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    Virginia Tech Football


    Season Statistics

    Game-by-Game Statistics

    Individual Game-By-Game


    Under NCAA Rules, Virginia Tech does not count statistics from bowl games in the team or individual statistical totals for games prior to the 2002 season.

    Game Results

    OverallConference
    DateOpponentScoreRecordRecordTimeAttendance
    August 30, 1997at Rutgers *W59-191-01-0-26,713
    September 13, 1997 SYRACUSE *W31-32-02-03:0250,137
    September 20, 1997at Temple *W23-133-03-02:3612,056
    September 27, 1997 ARKANSAS STATEW50-04-03-02:4942,178
    October 4, 1997 MIAMI UNIVERSITYL17-244-13-02:5642,878
    October 11, 1997 BOSTON COLLEGE *W17-75-14-02:4947,681
    October 25, 1997at West Virginia *L17-305-24-13:2163,649
    November 1, 1997 UABW37-06-24-12:3637,411
    November 8, 1997 MIAMI *W27-257-25-13:1153,117
    November 22, 1997at Pittsburgh *L23-307-35-22:5230,144
    November 29, 1997at VirginiaL20-347-45-23:1044,200
    * - Conference Game

    Virginia Tech Game-by-Game

    RushingReceivingPassingKick ReturnPunt ReturnTotal
    DateOpponentNo.YdsTDLongNo.YdsTDLongC-A-IYdsTDLongNo.YdsTDLongNo.YdsTDLongOffense
    August 30, 1997at Rutgers *5833148191802809-13-1180280333015437016511
    September 13, 1997 SYRACUSE *5122732451031515-11-0103151231030444023330
    September 20, 1997at Temple *472152308990288-16-099028279065116016314
    September 27, 1997 ARKANSAS STATE532963331320234713-18-1202347144044460031498
    October 4, 1997 MIAMI UNIVERSITY511572131417205314-24-017205349403021206329
    October 11, 1997 BOSTON COLLEGE *6325714271251507-12-0125150258036327019382
    October 25, 1997at West Virginia *37660291412922214-34-112922256802512700195
    November 1, 1997 UAB573123317841227-15-2841220000474046396
    November 8, 1997 MIAMI *552593461015304710-12-015304747802421308412
    November 22, 1997at Pittsburgh *371241302218302322-32-01830236115025217011307
    November 29, 1997at Virginia391330131218724712-27-118724751190401000320
    Virginia Tech5482377228112116171280121-214-61617128034719065283270463994
    Opponent4021309127815122871160151-289-102287116040780046181371173596
    Games Played: 11
    Avg per rush: 4.3
    Avg per catch: 13.4
    Pass efficiency: 132.91
    Kick ret avg: 21.1
    Punt ret avg: 11.7
    All purpose avg/game: 479.7
    Total offense avg/gm: 363.1
    TacklesSacksFumbleInt PassBlockedPAT
    DateOpponentSoloAstTotalTFLYdsNo.YdsFFFRYdsNo.YdsQBHBRUPKickKicksRushRecvSafetyPoints
    August 30, 1997at Rutgers *57451027.0133.02234432012308-800059
    September 13, 1997 SYRACUSE *5324776.0136.04610027312404-400031
    September 20, 1997at Temple *5232842.0123.024220002102-200023
    September 27, 1997 ARKANSAS STATE4943929.0266.04200021169815-700050
    October 4, 1997 MIAMI UNIVERSITY4448923.0142.015115001302-200017
    October 11, 1997 BOSTON COLLEGE *4652982.050.000001201302-200017
    October 25, 1997at West Virginia *624811011.0140.000001282212-200017
    November 1, 1997 UAB54511056.0108.069000106404-400037
    November 8, 1997 MIAMI *4932816.0132.022000004313-300027
    November 22, 1997at Pittsburgh *5327807.0133.0211122108222-200023
    November 29, 1997at Virginia59521115.0192.09110009322-200020
    Virginia Tech578454103264.015235.02709970102376636736-38000321
    Opponent46142888968.028828.0157670657027415-21010185
    PuntingField GoalsKickoffs
    DateOpponentNo.YdsAvgLongBlockedTBFC50+Inside 20Made-AttLongBlockedNo.YdsAvgTBOB
    August 30, 1997at Rutgers *828635.859200351-12401060860.821
    September 13, 1997 SYRACUSE *625642.751001151-1380635959.820
    September 20, 1997at Temple *28442.042001013-4440633155.210
    September 27, 1997 ARKANSAS STATE28040.042000001-1320952458.230
    October 4, 1997 MIAMI UNIVERSITY621335.557200221-2440426065.030
    October 11, 1997 BOSTON COLLEGE *623839.743010011-1200426065.020
    October 25, 1997at West Virginia *522945.866000221-2330319063.300
    November 1, 1997 UAB420551.361030213-3460740257.431
    November 8, 1997 MIAMI *312040.045010002-2220633455.721
    November 22, 1997at Pittsburgh *630450.775010323-4480632454.000
    November 29, 1997at Virginia625141.852000112-2350317257.300
    Virginia Tech54226642.075462142019-2348064376458.8183
    Opponent69264238.35730196148-1544242243958.170

    Opponent Game-by-Game

    RushingReceivingPassingKick ReturnPunt ReturnTotal
    DateOpponentNo.YdsTDLongNo.YdsTDLongC-A-IYdsTDLongNo.YdsTDLongNo.YdsTDLongOffense
    August 30, 1997at Rutgers *371621481616925316-35-2169253715303237011331
    September 13, 1997 SYRACUSE *31350181728004017-33-22800404640231505315
    September 20, 1997at Temple *4318515591180449-15-01180444560270000303
    September 27, 1997 ARKANSAS STATE29-280111419603914-35-21960395950250000168
    October 4, 1997 MIAMI UNIVERSITY381412461319004213-24-019004212502512713331
    October 11, 1997 BOSTON COLLEGE *281231191015306010-24-1153060237020543017276
    October 25, 1997at West Virginia *411742421521714615-25-121714636602731108391
    November 1, 1997 UAB42170165480235-16-148023358020000065
    November 8, 1997 MIAMI *352104781421204214-23-02120423560190000422
    November 22, 1997at Pittsburgh *401780541531445615-25-13144565111046225015492
    November 29, 1997at Virginia381121602339045523-34-0390455359023319010502
    Opponent Totals4021309127815122871160151-289-102287116040780046181371173596
    Virginia Tech5482377228112116171280121-214-61617128034719065283270463994
    Games Played: 11
    Avg per rush: 3.3
    Avg per catch: 15.1
    Pass efficiency: 124.36
    Kick ret avg: 19.5
    Punt ret avg: 7.6
    All purpose avg/game: 415.5
    Total offense avg/gm: 326.9
    TacklesSacksFumbleInt PassBlockedPAT
    DateOpponentSoloAstTotalTFLYdsNo.YdsFFFRYdsNo.YdsQBHBRUPKickKicksRushRecvSafetyPoints
    August 30, 1997at Rutgers *47428911.0672.091001200121-300059
    September 13, 1997 SYRACUSE *2862904.091.05000000300-000031
    September 20, 1997at Temple *3820584.0152.011000000601-100023
    September 27, 1997 ARKANSAS STATE4638844.0212.016000100000-000050
    October 4, 1997 MIAMI UNIVERSITY50409012.0516.032220000323-300017
    October 11, 1997 BOSTON COLLEGE *43601036.0223.016110000001-100017
    October 25, 1997at West Virginia *2852808.0445.035110100303-300017
    November 1, 1997 UAB4440841.010.001102210100-000037
    November 8, 1997 MIAMI *4932816.0140.00000000101-200027
    November 22, 1997at Pittsburgh *5224767.0294.020000000601-301023
    November 29, 1997at Virginia3618545.0153.0130201160304-500020
    Opponent Totals46142888968.028828.0157670657027415-21010185
    Virginia Tech578454103264.015235.02709970102376636736-38000321
    PuntingField GoalsKickoffs
    DateOpponentNo.YdsAvgLongBlockedTBFC50+Inside 20Made-AttLongBlockedNo.YdsAvgTBOB
    August 30, 1997at Rutgers *835244.051002110-100422055.010
    September 13, 1997 SYRACUSE *833642.049002011-1320210653.000
    September 20, 1997at Temple *15454.054000102-2340423157.810
    September 27, 1997 ARKANSAS STATE828535.644004020-10116262.000
    October 4, 1997 MIAMI UNIVERSITY727939.954003131-1360531262.410
    October 11, 1997 BOSTON COLLEGE *832941.157001240-100211758.500
    October 25, 1997at West Virginia *512625.242100013-3440740457.720
    November 1, 1997 UAB1140236.544004000-10016565.010
    November 8, 1997 MIAMI *520641.251002100-000422456.000
    November 22, 1997at Pittsburgh *414335.846001021-1380634757.800
    November 29, 1997at Virginia413032.542200000-301635158.510
    Opponent Totals69264238.35730196148-1544242243958.170
    Virginia Tech54226642.075462142019-2348064376458.8183

    Team Game-By-Game Comparison

    First DownsRushingPassingTotal OffenseReturn
    OpponentScoreTotalRushPassPenAtt-YardsComp-Att-IntYardsPlays-YardsYardsTurnovers
    at Rutgers *59-1918 / 169 / 87 / 62 / 258-331 / 37-1629-13-1 / 16-35-2180 / 16971-511 / 72-33170 / 1801 / 6
    SYRACUSE *31-313 / 1510 / 43 / 110 / 051-227 / 31-355-11-0 / 17-33-2103 / 28062-330 / 64-315148 / 690 / 2
    at Temple *23-1319 / 1613 / 115 / 51 / 047-215 / 43-1858-16-0 / 9-15-099 / 11863-314 / 58-30395 / 560 / 2
    ARKANSAS STATE50-027 / 1517 / 29 / 91 / 453-296 / 29--2813-18-1 / 14-35-2202 / 19671-498 / 64-168220 / 951 / 2
    MIAMI UNIVERSITY17-2419 / 128 / 38 / 93 / 051-157 / 38-14114-24-0 / 13-24-0172 / 19075-329 / 62-331106 / 522 / 1
    BOSTON COLLEGE *17-720 / 1013 / 56 / 51 / 063-257 / 28-1237-12-0 / 10-24-1125 / 15375-382 / 52-276105 / 801 / 1
    at West Virginia *17-3016 / 185 / 67 / 104 / 237-66 / 41-17414-34-1 / 15-25-1129 / 21771-195 / 66-391123 / 772 / 1
    UAB37-026 / 919 / 56 / 31 / 157-312 / 42-177-15-2 / 5-16-184 / 4872-396 / 58-6574 / 793 / 1
    MIAMI *27-2522 / 2014 / 105 / 93 / 155-259 / 35-21010-12-0 / 14-23-0153 / 21267-412 / 58-42291 / 560 / 0
    at Pittsburgh *23-3019 / 207 / 1012 / 90 / 137-124 / 40-17822-32-0 / 15-25-1183 / 31469-307 / 65-492132 / 1360 / 2
    at Virginia20-3416 / 216 / 79 / 141 / 039-133 / 38-11212-27-1 / 23-34-0187 / 39066-320 / 72-502119 / 943 / 1
    Totals321-185215 / 172121 / 7177 / 9017 / 11548-2377 / 402-1309121-214-6 / 151-289-101617 / 2287762-3994 / 691-35961283 / 97413 / 19
    Note: Game totals are displayed in the format TEAM / OPPONENT for each category
    3rd Down4th DownTime ofTOPAvgAvgAvgPuntingPenalties
    OpponentConversionsConversionsPossessionMarginYards/RushYards/PassYards/PlayNumber-AvgNumber-Yds
    at Rutgers *5-15 / 3-150-1 / 0-133:08 / 26:525.7 / 4.413.8 / 4.87.2 / 4.68-35.8 / 8-44.08-72 / 6-32
    SYRACUSE *5-14 / 4-151-1 / 0-130:35 / 29:254.5 / 1.19.4 / 8.55.3 / 4.96-42.7 / 8-42.05-38 / 6-45
    at Temple *9-14 / 6-110-0 / 0-230:52 / 29:084.6 / 4.36.2 / 7.95.0 / 5.22-42.0 / 1-54.06-49 / 4-30
    ARKANSAS STATE6-10 / 5-160-0 / 0-030:18 / 29:425.6 / -1.011.2 / 5.67.0 / 2.62-40.0 / 8-35.613-113 / 6-28
    MIAMI UNIVERSITY4-14 / 4-160-1 / 1-233:13 / 26:473.1 / 3.77.2 / 7.94.4 / 5.36-35.5 / 7-39.93-41 / 5-30
    BOSTON COLLEGE *10-19 / 3-130-1 / 0-036:08 / 23:524.1 / 4.410.4 / 6.45.1 / 5.36-39.7 / 8-41.13-47 / 5-28
    at West Virginia *3-16 / 5-154-6 / 0-029:11 / 30:491.8 / 4.23.8 / 8.72.7 / 5.95-45.8 / 5-25.27-60 / 8-94
    UAB6-12 / 5-170-0 / 0-029:19 / 30:415.5 / 0.45.6 / 3.05.5 / 1.14-51.3 / 11-36.51-5 / 6-38
    MIAMI *8-14 / 6-110-0 / 0-033:58 / 26:024.7 / 6.012.8 / 9.26.1 / 7.33-40.0 / 5-41.25-46 / 13-111
    at Pittsburgh *6-16 / 8-140-0 / 0-031:44 / 28:163.4 / 4.55.7 / 12.64.4 / 7.66-50.7 / 4-35.84-22 / 7-45
    at Virginia5-14 / 8-160-1 / 1-128:30 / 31:303.4 / 2.96.9 / 11.54.8 / 7.06-41.8 / 4-32.52-16 / 2-20
    Totals67-158 / 57-1595-11 / 2-7346:56 / 313:044.3 / 3.37.6 / 7.95.2 / 5.254-42.0 / 69-38.357-509 / 68-501
    Note: Game totals are displayed in the format TEAM / OPPONENT for each category

    Game Superlatives

    Individual Game HighsVirginia TechOpponent
    Rushing Ken Oxendine vs Miami (November 8, 1997) Amos Zereoue at West Virginia (October 25, 1997)
    Yards Rushing Ken Oxendine at Temple (September 20, 1997) Amos Zereoue at West Virginia (October 25, 1997)
    TD Rushes Ken Oxendine vs Syracuse (September 13, 1997)
    Ken Oxendine at Temple (September 20, 1997)
    Lamont Pegues vs Arkansas State (September 27, 1997)
    Ken Oxendine vs Miami University (October 4, 1997)
    Marcus Parker vs UAB (November 1, 1997)
    Travis Prentice vs Miami University (October 4, 1997)
    James Jackson vs Miami (November 8, 1997)
    Long Rush Al Clark at Rutgers (August 30, 1997) James Jackson vs Miami (November 8, 1997)
    Pass Attempts Al Clark at West Virginia (October 25, 1997) Aaron Brooks at Virginia (November 29, 1997)
    Pass Completions Al Clark at Pittsburgh (November 22, 1997) Aaron Brooks at Virginia (November 29, 1997)
    Yards Passing Al Clark at Virginia (November 29, 1997) Aaron Brooks at Virginia (November 29, 1997)
    TD Passes Al Clark at Rutgers (August 30, 1997)
    Al Clark vs Arkansas State (September 27, 1997)
    Al Clark at West Virginia (October 25, 1997)
    Al Clark at Virginia (November 29, 1997)
    Pete Gonzalez at Pittsburgh (November 22, 1997)
    Aaron Brooks at Virginia (November 29, 1997)
    Long Pass Al Clark at Rutgers (August 30, 1997) Matt Hasselbeck vs Boston College (October 11, 1997)
    Receptions Marcus Gildersleeve at Pittsburgh (November 22, 1997)
    Marcus Parker at Pittsburgh (November 22, 1997)
    Germane Crowell at Virginia (November 29, 1997)
    Yards Receiving Marcus Gildersleeve at Rutgers (August 30, 1997) Germane Crowell at Virginia (November 29, 1997)
    TD Receptions Marcus Gildersleeve at Rutgers (August 30, 1997)
    Angelo Harrison at Rutgers (August 30, 1997)
    Shawn Scales vs Syracuse (September 13, 1997)
    Marcus Gildersleeve vs Arkansas State (September 27, 1997)
    Shawn Scales vs Arkansas State (September 27, 1997)
    Angelo Harrison vs Arkansas State (September 27, 1997)
    Angelo Harrison vs Boston College (October 11, 1997)
    Ken Handy at West Virginia (October 25, 1997)
    Sean Sullivan at West Virginia (October 25, 1997)
    Marcus Gildersleeve vs UAB (November 1, 1997)
    Lamont Pegues at Virginia (November 29, 1997)
    Ken Handy at Virginia (November 29, 1997)
    Germane Crowell at Virginia (November 29, 1997)
    Long Reception Marcus Gildersleeve at Rutgers (August 30, 1997) Mike Cloud vs Boston College (October 11, 1997)
    Field Goals Shayne Graham at Temple (September 20, 1997)
    Shayne Graham vs UAB (November 1, 1997)
    Shayne Graham at Pittsburgh (November 22, 1997)
    Jay Taylor at West Virginia (October 25, 1997)
    Long Field Goal Shayne Graham at Pittsburgh (November 22, 1997) Jay Taylor at West Virginia (October 25, 1997)
    Punts Jimmy Kibble at Rutgers (August 30, 1997)
    Jimmy Kibble vs Syracuse (September 13, 1997)
    Jimmy Kibble vs Boston College (October 11, 1997)
    Jimmy Kibble at Pittsburgh (November 22, 1997)
    Jimmy Kibble at Virginia (November 29, 1997)
    Daniel Dixon vs UAB (November 1, 1997)
    Punting Average Jimmy Kibble vs UAB (November 1, 1997) Josh Boies at Temple (September 20, 1997)
    Long Punt Jimmy Kibble at Pittsburgh (November 22, 1997) Jason Malecki vs Boston College (October 11, 1997)
    Long Punt Return Larry Green vs UAB (November 1, 1997) Jermaine Walker vs Boston College (October 11, 1997)
    Long Kickoff Return Shawn Scales at Temple (September 20, 1997) Hank Poteat at Pittsburgh (November 22, 1997)
    Tackles Steve Tate vs Boston College (October 11, 1997) George White vs Boston College (October 11, 1997)
    Sacks John Engelberger vs UAB (November 1, 1997) Chris Hovan vs Boston College (October 11, 1997)
    Tackles For Loss Corey Moore vs Arkansas State (September 27, 1997)
    Cory Bird vs Miami (November 8, 1997)
    John Engelberger at Virginia (November 29, 1997)
    Chris Hovan vs Boston College (October 11, 1997)
    Roderick Humphrey at Pittsburgh (November 22, 1997)
    Patrick Kerney at Virginia (November 29, 1997)
    Interceptions Ike Charlton at Rutgers (August 30, 1997)
    John Engelberger at Rutgers (August 30, 1997)
    Larry Green vs Syracuse (September 13, 1997)
    Pierson Prioleau vs Syracuse (September 13, 1997)
    Keion Carpenter vs Arkansas State (September 27, 1997)
    Lorenzo Ferguson vs Arkansas State (September 27, 1997)
    Keion Carpenter vs Boston College (October 11, 1997)
    Ike Charlton at West Virginia (October 25, 1997)
    Keion Carpenter vs UAB (November 1, 1997)
    Keion Carpenter at Pittsburgh (November 22, 1997)
    Thomas Kelly at Rutgers (August 30, 1997)
    Sean Mitchell vs Arkansas State (September 27, 1997)
    Nate Terry at West Virginia (October 25, 1997)
    Rodregis Brooks vs UAB (November 1, 1997)
    Ryan Lundy vs UAB (November 1, 1997)
    Anthony Poindexter at Virginia (November 29, 1997)
    Team Game HighsVirginia TechOpponent
    Rushingvs Boston College (October 11, 1997)at Temple (September 20, 1997)
    Yards Rushingat Rutgers (August 30, 1997)vs Miami (November 8, 1997)
    Yards Per Rushat Rutgers (August 30, 1997)vs Miami (November 8, 1997)
    TD Rushesat Rutgers (August 30, 1997)vs Miami (November 8, 1997)
    Pass Attemptsat West Virginia (October 25, 1997)at Rutgers (August 30, 1997)
    vs Arkansas State (September 27, 1997)
    Pass Completionsat Pittsburgh (November 22, 1997)at Virginia (November 29, 1997)
    Yards Passingvs Arkansas State (September 27, 1997)at Virginia (November 29, 1997)
    Yards Per Passat Rutgers (August 30, 1997)at Pittsburgh (November 22, 1997)
    TD Passesvs Arkansas State (September 27, 1997)at Pittsburgh (November 22, 1997)
    at Virginia (November 29, 1997)
    Total Playsvs Miami University (October 4, 1997)
    vs Boston College (October 11, 1997)
    at Rutgers (August 30, 1997)
    at Virginia (November 29, 1997)
    Total Offenseat Rutgers (August 30, 1997)at Virginia (November 29, 1997)
    Yards Per Playat Rutgers (August 30, 1997)at Pittsburgh (November 22, 1997)
    Pointsat Rutgers (August 30, 1997)vs Arkansas State (September 27, 1997)
    Sacks Byvs UAB (November 1, 1997)vs Miami University (October 4, 1997)
    First Downsvs Arkansas State (September 27, 1997)at Virginia (November 29, 1997)
    Penaltiesvs Arkansas State (September 27, 1997)vs Miami (November 8, 1997)
    Penalty Yardsvs Arkansas State (September 27, 1997)vs Miami (November 8, 1997)
    Turnoversvs UAB (November 1, 1997)
    at Virginia (November 29, 1997)
    at Rutgers (August 30, 1997)
    Interceptions Byat Rutgers (August 30, 1997)
    vs Syracuse (September 13, 1997)
    vs Arkansas State (September 27, 1997)
    vs UAB (November 1, 1997)

    Red-Zone Results

    Virginia Tech Inside Opponent Red-Zone

    TimesTimesPointsTouchdownFGsFailed to score in RZ
    DateOpponentScorein RZscoredscoredTDsRushPassmadeFGAdownsint.fumbhalfgame
    August 30, 1997at Rutgers *W59-1954243301010000
    September 13, 1997 SYRACUSE *W31-344284310000000
    September 20, 1997at Temple *W23-1333131102000000
    September 27, 1997 ARKANSAS STATEW50-076375321000010
    October 4, 1997 MIAMI UNIVERSITYL17-2422142200000000
    October 11, 1997 BOSTON COLLEGE *W17-71130001000000
    October 25, 1997at West Virginia *L17-3033172021000000
    November 1, 1997 UABW37-055273302000000
    November 8, 1997 MIAMI *W27-2544202202000000
    November 22, 1997at Pittsburgh *L23-3033131102000000
    November 29, 1997at VirginiaL20-342260002000000
    Totals 37 of 39 (94.9%) 39372022318514010010

    Opponent Inside Virginia Tech Red-Zone

    TimesTimesPointsTouchdownFGsFailed to score in RZ
    DateOpponentScorein RZscoredscoredTDsRushPassmadeFGAdownsint.fumbhalfgame
    August 30, 1997at Rutgers *W59-1922132110000000
    September 13, 1997 SYRACUSE *W31-31130001000000
    September 20, 1997at Temple *W23-133260002000100
    September 27, 1997 ARKANSAS STATEW50-02000000101000
    October 4, 1997 MIAMI UNIVERSITYL17-2432101101000010
    October 11, 1997 BOSTON COLLEGE *W17-72171100100000
    October 25, 1997at West Virginia *L17-3033172201000000
    November 1, 1997 UABW37-00000000000000
    November 8, 1997 MIAMI *W27-2533193300000000
    November 22, 1997at Pittsburgh *L23-302291011000000
    November 29, 1997at VirginiaL20-3452132020200100
    Totals 18 of 26 (69.2%) 26189712846401210

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