There wasn’t much to like about Virginia Tech’s 35-17 loss to Pittsburgh, and the stats were gruesome, in favor of the Panthers. Nonetheless, here’s our “stat pack” for this game:
Pittsburgh owns a four-game winning streak over the Hokies, the longest winning streak over a Frank Beamer-coached Virginia Tech team. South Carolina has a 4-0-1 record against VT under Frank Beamer, but that sequence is W-W-T-W-W.
The Hokies failed to register a 100-yard rushing game from a tailback for the fifth game in a row. That’s the longest streak since VT started the 2008 season with eight straight games in which a tailback didn’t rush for 100 yards. Darren Evans gained a Tech-record 243 yards in game nine of 2008 against Maryland.
The 537 yards given up by the Hokie defense is the most they’ve surrendered since LSU had 598 yards in the second game of the 2007 season. That’s a span of 70 games. (If you’re wondering, Stanford had 534 yards in the 2010 Orange Bowl.)
Kyshoen Jarrett ‘s 94-yard punt return for TD is the second-longest punt return in VT history, behind Frank Loria’s 95-yarder against Miami in 1965, 47 years ago. It was Virginia Tech’s 16th punt return for TD since the start of the 2000 season.
Jarrett is now averaging 49 yards per return on three returns this season, with one touchdown.
Marcus Davis had four catches for 129 yards and an 85-yard TD. The 85-yarder is a personal best (his previous best was an 80-yard TD against BC in 2009), and the 129 yards is his second-best (140 vs. Appalachian State last year).
Pittsburgh now has 820 yards rushing in their four-game win streak over the Hokies (205 yards per game).
The Hokies averaged 9.5 TFL per game against GT and Austin Peay, but had just three against Pitt.
Pittsburgh ran 83 plays, versus just 57 for the Hokies. The Panthers held the time of possession advantage, 38:27 to 21:33.
Logan Thomas’ three interceptions...
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