Virginia Tech Postgame Notes
Sept. 6, 2014 • vs. Ohio State
• Virginia Tech has now scored in 245 consecutive games, extending its school- and ACC-record streak.
• Tech opened in a two-tight end set as Ryan Malleck and Bucky Hodges (1st start) got the start. Cam Phillips was the lone wide receiver to start, his first collegiate start.
• Shai McKenzie scored his first collegiate touchdown in the first quarter and Marshawn Williams scored his second touchdown late in the quarter. Five of the first seven touchdowns on the season have been scored by freshmen (six of seven by underclassmen).
• Fullback Sam Rogers caught his first career touchdown pass late in the first half, a 10-yarder.
• Ryan Malleck set a new career high with six receptions in the game. He had four catches against Miami in 2002.
• Chuck Clark’s 10 tackles were a new career high (4 vs Alabama, 2013).
• Virginia Tech opponents missed all of three field goals in 13 games last year and have missed three already this year in six quarters.
• Tech’s defense came into the game having allowed 400 yards of total offense just once in its previous 14 games. Ohio State had gained 400 yards or more in 13 of its last 15 games. The Buckeyes had 327 yards of offense in the game.
• The last unranked ACC team to beat a top-10 opponent on the road came on Sept. 19, 2009 when Florida State defeated seventh-ranked BYU in Provo, 54-28.
• Prior to tonight’s win, Tech was 0-34 away from home vs top eight teams.
• Tech had three interceptions in the game, including one returned for a touchdown by Donovan Riley. It was Riley’s second career interception and first touchdown. Under Beamer, Tech’s defense has scored 84 TDs (56 on interceptions, 26 on fumble returns, two on fumble recoveries). Under Beamer, 86 different players on defense and special teams have scored touchdowns.
• Kyshoen Jarrett had a career-high two interceptions, giving him six for his career. The last player to pick off two passes in a game was Brandon Facyson last season at East Carolina.
• Tech had seven sacks in the game, led by two from Dadi Nicolas and Derek Di Nardo. The last time Tech had seven or more sacks in a game was last year against Pittsburgh (eight). Tech also had seven sacks against East Carolina last season.
• Virginia Tech’s game against East Carolina next Saturday will air on ESPN and will kick at noon.