2013 Virginia Tech Hokies football team

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2013 Virginia Tech Hokies football
Virginia Tech Hokies logo.svg
Sun Bowl, L 12–42 vs. UCLA
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Division Coastal Division
2013 record 8–5 (5–3 ACC)
Head coach Frank Beamer (27th season)
Offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler (1st season)
Defensive coordinator Bud Foster (18th as coordinator, 27th overall season)
Home stadium Lane Stadium
(Capacity: 65,632)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 1 Florida State x$#   8 0         14 0  
No. 8 Clemson %   7 1         11 2  
Boston College   4 4         7 6  
Syracuse   4 4         7 6  
Maryland   3 5         7 6  
Wake Forest   2 6         4 8  
NC State   0 8         3 9  
Coastal Division
No. 23 Duke x   6 2         10 4  
Miami   5 3         9 4  
Virginia Tech   5 3         8 5  
Georgia Tech   5 3         7 6  
North Carolina   4 4         7 6  
Pittsburgh   3 5         7 6  
Virginia   0 8         2 10  
Championship: Florida State 45, Duke 7
  • # – BCS National Champion
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2013 Virginia Tech Hokies football team represented the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Hokies were led by 27th-year head coach Frank Beamer and played their home games at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Virginia. They were members of the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 8–5, 5–3 in ACC play to finish in a three way tie for second place in the Coastal Division. They were invited to the Sun Bowl where they lost to UCLA. The team's 93 game consecutive sellout streak ended on September 7, 2013 against Western Carolina with an announced attendance of 61,335.[1]

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Seasons at
Virginia Tech
Alma Mater
Frank Beamer Head Coach 26 Virginia Tech (1969)
Scot Loeffler Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 0 Michigan (1996)
Shane Beamer Associate Head Coach/Running Backs 1 Virginia Tech (1999)
Jeff Grimes Offensive Line/Co-Running Game Coordinator 0 UTEP (1991)
Bryan Stinespring Tight Ends/Recruiting Coordinator 22 James Madison (1986)
Aaron Moorehead Wide Receivers 0 Illinois (2003)
Bud Foster Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers 26 Murray State (1981)
Torrian Gray Defensive Backs/Passing Game Coordinator 7 Virginia Tech (1996)
Charley Wiles Defensive Line/Co-Running Game Coordinator 15 Murray State (1987)
Cornell Brown Outside Linebackers/Assistant Defensive Line 2 Virginia Tech (1997)
Reference:[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 5:30 p.m. vs. No. 1 Alabama* Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA (Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game) ESPN L 10–35   73,114
September 7 1:30 p.m. Western Carolina* Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA ESPN3 W 45–3   61,335
September 14 12:00 p.m. at East Carolina* Dowdy–Ficklen StadiumGreenville, NC FS1 W 15–10   50,096
September 21 12:00 p.m. Marshall* Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA ESPNU W 29–21 3OT  64,060
September 26 7:30 p.m. at Georgia Tech Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA (Battle of the Techs) ESPN W 17–10   50,214
October 5 12:30 p.m. North Carolina Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA ACCN W 27–17   65,632
October 12 12:00 p.m. Pittsburgh No. 24 Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA ESPNU W 19–9   64,954
October 26 3:30 p.m. Duke No. 16 Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA ESPNU L 10–13   63,326
November 2 12:00 p.m. at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA (Rivalry) ABC/ESPN2 L 27–34   30,129
November 9 7:00 p.m. at No. 11 Miami (FL) Sun Life StadiumMiami Gardens, FL (Rivalry) ESPN W 42–24   49,267
November 16 12:30 p.m. Maryland Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA ACCN L 24–27 OT  64,686
November 30 3:30 p.m. at Virginia Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA (Battle for the Commonwealth Cup) ESPNU W 16–6   52,069
December 31 2:00 p.m. vs. No. 17 UCLA* Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, TX (Sun Bowl) CBS L 12–42   47,912
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game summaries[edit]

vs Alabama–Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hokies 7 3 0 0 10
#1 Crimson Tide 14 14 7 0 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–11 2009 BAMA, 34–24

Previous meeting was also in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in 2009.

Western Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Catamounts 0 0 3 0 3
Hokies 7 14 14 10 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

@ East Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hokies 7 0 6 2 15
Pirates 7 0 3 0 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
12–5 2011 VT, 17–10

Marshall[edit]

1 2 3 4OT2OT3OT Total
Thundering Herd 7 14 0 0000 21
Hokies 14 0 0 7008 29
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–2 2011 VT, 30–10

@ Georgia Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hokies 7 7 0 3 17
Yellow Jackets 0 3 7 0 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–3 2012 VT, 20–17

North Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tar Heels 0 7 3 7 17
Hokies 7 14 0 6 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–11–6 2012 UNC, 48–34

Pittsburgh[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 0 3 0 6 9
#24 Hokies 10 0 6 3 19
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–5 2012 PITT, 35–17

Duke[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 0 6 7 0 13
#16 Hokies 0 0 7 3 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–7 2012 VT, 41–20

@ Boston College[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hokies 0 10 7 10 27
Eagles 7 0 10 17 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
15–6 2012 VT, 30–23

@ Miami (FL)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hokies 14 14 7 7 42
Hurricanes 7 7 10 0 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
12–18 2012 MIAMI, 30–12

Maryland[edit]

1 2 3 4OT Total
Terrapins 0 14 7 06 27
Hokies 7 0 7 73 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
15–15 2009 VT, 36–9

@ Virginia[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hokies 6 10 0 0 16
Cavaliers 3 3 0 0 6
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–28 2012 BC, 16–7

UCLA (Sun Bowl)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hokies 7 0 3 2 12
#17 Bruins 7 7 0 28 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting

1st quarter scoring: UCLA – Brett Hundley 7-yard run (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick); VT – J.C. Coleman 1-yard run ( Michael Branthover (kick)

2nd quarter scoring: UCLA – Hundley 86-yard run (Fairbairn kick)

3rd quarter scoring: VT – Branthover 22-yard field goal

4th quarter scoring: UCLA – Paul Perkins 5-yard run (Fairbairn kick); UCLA – Myles Jack intercepted pass from Mark Leal 24-yards return (Fairbairn kick); VT – Sean Covington 3-yard loss for safety; UCLA – Thomas Duarte 8-yard pass from Hundley (Fairbairn kick); UCLA – Shaquelle Evans 59-yard pass from Hundley (Fairbairn kick)

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP RV RV RV RV RV RV 24 19 16 RV NR RV NR NR NR NR NR 
Coaches' RV RV RV RV RV RV 25 20 19 RV NR RV NR NR RV RV NR 
Harris Not released 20 19 RV NR RV NR NR NR NR Not released 
BCS Not released 14 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barber, Mike (September 7, 2013). "Va. Tech Downs Western Carolina 45–3". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Football Roster". Virginia Tech Athletics. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ "2013 Schedule & Results". Virginia Tech Athletics. Retrieved February 26, 2013.