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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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