Nov 27, 2012

Selection Snapshot: Virginia Tech Hokies

Even in a “down” year, the Hokies continued their streak of bowl eligibility. Frank Beamer’s teams always prove dangerous with an extra month to prepare.


Record vs. Bowl-Eligible Teams (6-6 or better):

Key Wins:
vs. Duke (41-20), vs. Georgia Tech (20-17 OT)

Key Losses:
@ Pittsburgh (35-17), vs. Cincinatti (27-24)

Last Bowl Appearance:
2012 Allstate Sugar Bowl vs. Michigan

Last Orlando Bowl Appearance:

* – The Hokies other two losses came to Miami and UNC, who are not eligible for the postseason.

Top Players:

  • Logan Thomas, QB, 3311 total yards total offense (#5 in ACC), leads the team in rushing with 528 yards and 9 TDs.
  • Marcus Davis, WR, 891 receiving yards (#5 ACC), five touchdowns 
  • Jack Taylor, LB, leads the team in both tackles (51) and tackles for loss (7)

Series Records vs. Possible Opponents:

vs. Cincinnati 5-5, last meeting 9/29/2012 — lost 27-24
vs. Louisville 5-2, last meeting 1/2/2006 — won 35-24 (Gator Bowl)
vs. Rutgers 11-3, last meeting 10/4/2003 — won 28-22
vs. Syracuse 8-9, last meeting 10/11/2003 — won 51-7

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