1997 Virginia Tech Hokies football team

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1997 Virginia Tech Hokies football
Conference Big East
1997 record 7–5 (5–2 Big East)
Head coach Frank Beamer
Offensive coordinator Rickey Bustle
Defensive coordinator Bud Foster
Home stadium Lane Stadium
(Capacity: 50,000)
Seasons
« 1996 1998 »
1997 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#21 Syracuse   6 1         9 4  
#23 Virginia Tech   5 2         7 5  
West Virginia   4 3         7 5  
Pittsburgh   4 3         6 6  
Miami (FL)   3 4         5 6  
Boston College   3 4         4 7  
Temple   3 4         4 8  
Rutgers   0 7         0 11  
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1997 Virginia Tech Hokies football team represented the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University during the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Frank Beamer.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 12:30 PM at Rutgers Rutgers StadiumPiscataway, NJ ESPN W 59–19   26,713
September 13 6:00 PM Syracuse #22 Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA ESPN W 31–3   50,137
September 20 6:00 PM at Temple #18 Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PA W 23–13   12,056
September 27 1:00 PM Arkansas State* #14 Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA W 50–0   42,178
October 4 1:00 PM Miami (OH)*dagger #14 Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA L 17–24   42,878
October 11 12:00 PM Boston College #23 Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA (Rivalry) ESPN+ W 17–7   47,681
October 25 3:30 PM at #21 West Virginia #19 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV (Black Diamond Trophy) CBS L 17–30   63,649
November 1 1:00 PM UAB* #23 Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA W 37–0   37,411
November 8 6:00 PM Miami (FL) #20 Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA (Rivalry) ESPN2 W 27–25   53,117
November 22 3:30 PM at Pittsburgh #19 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA L 23–30   30,144
November 29 5:30 PM at Virginia* #18 Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA (Commonwealth Cup) ESPN L 20–34   44,200
January 1 12:30 PM vs. #7 North Carolina* Alltel StadiumJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) NBC L 3–42   54,116
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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