2011 Virginia Tech Hokies football team

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2011 Virginia Tech Hokies football
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ACC Coastal Division Champions
ACC Championship Game vs. Clemson, L 10–38
Sugar Bowl vs. Michigan, L 20–23 OT
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference (Coastal Division)
Ranking
Coaches #17
AP #21
2011 record 11–3 (7–1 ACC)
Head coach Frank Beamer (25th year)
Offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring
Defensive coordinator Bud Foster
Home stadium Lane Stadium
(Capacity: 66,233)
Seasons
« 2010 2012 »
2011 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic
#22 Clemson x   6 2         10 4  
#23 Florida State   5 3         9 4  
Wake Forest   5 3         6 7  
NC State   4 4         8 5  
Boston College   3 5         4 8  
Maryland   1 7         2 10  
Coastal
#21 Virginia Tech x   7 1         11 3  
Virginia   5 3         8 5  
Georgia Tech   5 3         8 5  
North Carolina   3 5         7 6  
Miami   3 5         6 6  
Duke   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Clemson 38, Virginia Tech 10
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
As of January 10, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011 Virginia Tech Hokies football team represented the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Hokies were led by 25th-year head coach Frank Beamer and played their home games at Lane Stadium. They were members of the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season with 11–3 overall record, 7–1 in ACC play, as champions of the Coastal Division. They were defeated by Clemson in the 2011 ACC Championship Game, 10–38. They were invited to the Sugar Bowl, where they lost to Michigan, 20–23 in overtime.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 12:30 PM #2 (FCS) Appalachian State* #13 Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA ACCN W 66–13   66,233
September 10 3:30 PM at East Carolina* #11 Dowdy–Ficklen StadiumGreenville, NC FSN W 17–10   49,404
September 17 4:00 PM Arkansas State* #13 Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA FSN W 26–7   66,233
September 24 3:30 PM at Marshall* #13 Joan C. Edwards StadiumHuntington, WV CBSSN W 30–10   34,424
October 1 6:00 PM #13 Clemson #11 Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA ESPN2 L 3–23   66,233
October 8 3:30 PM Miami (FL) #21 Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA ABC/ESPN W 38–35   66,233
October 15 6:30 PM at Wake Forest #19 BB&T FieldWinston-Salem, NC ESPN3 W 38–17   35,026[1]
October 22 3:00 PM Boston Collegedagger #16 Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA (Rivalry) FSN W 30–14   66,233[2]
October 29 12:30 PM at Duke #15 Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC ACCN W 14–10   27,392
November 10 8:00 PM at #20 Georgia Tech #10 Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA (Battle of the Techs) ESPN W 37–26   50,140[3]
November 17 8:00 PM North Carolina #9 Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA ESPN W 24–21   66,233
November 26 3:30 PM at #24 Virginia #6 Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA (Commonwealth Cup) ABC W 38–0   61,124
December 3 8:00 PM vs. #21 Clemson #5 Bank of America StadiumCharlotte, NC (ACC Championship Game) ESPN L 10–38   73,675
January 3 8:30 PM vs. #13 Michigan* #17 Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) ESPN L 20–23 OT  64,512
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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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 Final 
AP 13 11 13 1 11 21 19 16 15 12 10 9 6 5 17 21 
Coaches' 13 11 12 11 10 17 17 14 15 11 9 7 4 3 11 17 
Harris Not released 18 16 15 12 10 9 5 4 11 Not released 
BCS Not released 12 12 12 10 8 5 5 11 Not released


Coaching Staff[edit]

2011 Virginia Tech Hokies coaching staff

Head Coach

Assistant Coaches

  • Shane Beamer – Associate Head Coach and Running Backs Coach
  • Bryan Stinespring – Offensive Coordinator and Tight Ends/Offensive Tackles Coach
  • Bud Foster – Defensive Coordinator and Inside Linebackers Coach
  • Curt Newsome – Offensive Guards and Center Coach
  • Kevin Sherman – Wide Receivers Coach
  • Mike O'Cain – Quarterbacks Coach
  • Torrian Gray – Defensive Secondary Coach
  • Charley Wiles – Defensive Line Coach
  • Cornell Brown – Outside Linebackers and Assistant Defensive Line Coach
  • John Ballein – Associate Athletics Director for Football Operations
  • Billy Hite – Assistant to the Head Coach and Senior Advisor
  • Jim Cavanaugh – Director of Recruiting and High School Relations

Roster[edit]

2011 Virginia Tech Hokies roster
Flanker
  •      David Mellstrom – Freshman
  •   7 Marcus Davis – Redshirt Junior
  • 11 Dyrell Roberts – Senior
  • 19 Danny CoaleRedshirt Senior
  • 31 Demitri Knowles – Freshman
  • 82 Willie Byrn – Redshirt Freshman
Split End
  •      Kevin Asante – Freshman
  •      Christian Reeves – Freshman
  • 18 D.J. Coles – Junior
  • 81 Jarrett BoykinSenior
  • 83 Corey Fuller – Redshirt Junior
  • 85 E.L. Smiling – Redshirt Freshman
Center
  • 63 Bo Gentry – Senior
  • 74 Andrew Miller – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 79 Caleb Farris – Freshman
Offensive Guard
  •      Tyler Barfield – Redshirt Sophomore
  •      Jake Goins – Freshman
  •      Andrew Harrs – Freshman
  • 59 Courtney Price – Redshirt Junior
  • 60 Laurence Gibson – Redshirt Freshman
  • 64 Matt Arkema – Redshirt Freshman
  • 68 Jaymes Brooks – Redshirt Senior
  • 70 Kory Gough – Redshirt Freshman
  • 75 Greg Nosal – Redshirt Senior
  • 76 David Wang – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 77 Dale Davis – Redshirt Freshman
Offensive Tackle
  •      Brent Benedict – Redshirt Freshman
  •      Darian Fisher – Redshirt Sophomore
  •      Marcus Mapp – Freshman
  • 54 Nick Becton – Redshirt Junior
  • 61 Nick Acree – Redshirt Freshman
  • 62 Blake DeChristopher – Redshirt Senior
  • 67 Michael Via – Redshirt Junior
  • 69 Mark Shuman – Redshirt Freshman
  • 71 Vinston Painter – Redshirt Junior
  • 72 Andrew Lanier – Redshirt Senior
Tight End
  •      Fuller Hoepner – Redshirt Freshman
  •      Darius Redman – Freshman
  • 13 Randall Dunn – Redshirt Junior
  • 33 Chris Drager – Redshirt Senior
  • 80 George George – Redshirt Junior
  • 86 Eric Martin – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 88 Ryan Malleck – Freshman
 
Quarterback
  •      Brian Rody – Freshman
  •      T.J. Shaw – Freshman
  •   3 Logan ThomasRedshirt Sophomore
  •   6 Mark Leal – Redshirt Freshman
  • 12 Joseph Clayton – Redshirt Junior
  • 16 Trey Gresh – Redshirt Freshman
Tailback
  •      Michael Holmes – Freshman
  •      Maurice Taylor – Freshman
  •   2 Josh Oglesby – Redshirt Senior
  •   4 David WilsonJunior
  • 14 Dominique Patterson – ''Redshirt Freshman
  • 22 Tony Gregory – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 39 Daniel Dyer – ''Redshirt Freshman

Fullback

  •      Greg Gaddell – Redshirt Freshman
  •      Justus Hoffmann – Freshman
  • 25 Martin Scales – Redshirt Junior
  • 32 Riley Beiro – Redshirt Freshman
  • 45 Joey Phillips – Redshirt Junior
Defensive tackle
  •      Kwamaine Battle – Redshirt Senior
  •      Ross Ward – Freshman
  • 53 Dwight Tucker – Redshirt Junior
  • 56 Antoine Hopkins – Redshirt Junior
  • 92 Luther Maddy – Freshman
  • 93 Isaiah Hamlette – Redshirt Junior
  • 96 Corey Marshall – Freshman
  • 97 Kris Harley – Freshman
  • 98 Derrick Hopkins – Sophomore
Defensive End
  •      Matt Roth – Freshman
  • 42 J.R. Collins – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 66 Tyrel Wilson – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 87 Justin Taylor – Freshman
  • 90 Duan Perez-Means – Redshirt Freshman
  • 94 Dadi Nicolas – Freshman
  • 95 Zach McCray – Redshirt Freshman
  • 99 James Gayle – Redshirt Sophomore
 
Cornerback
  •      Chris Caver – Freshman
  •      James Farrow – Freshman
  •      Carl Jackson – Redshirt Freshman
  •   8 Detrick Bonner – Redshirt Freshman
  •   9 Cris Hill – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 17 Kyle Fuller – Sophomore
  • 20 Jayron HosleyJunior
  • 34 Kyshoen Jarrett – Freshman
Linebacker
  •      Griffin Hite – Freshman
  •      Brandon Spitzer – Freshman
  •      D.J. Ward – Freshman
  • 24 Tariq Edwards – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 36 Chase Williams – ''Redshirt Freshman
  • 44 Brian Laiti – Redshirt Freshman
  • 47 Jonathan Halfhide – Redshirt Freshman
  • 51 Bruce Taylor – Redshirt Junior
  • 52 Barquell Rivers – Redshirt Senior
  • 57 Telvion Clark – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 58 Jack Tyler – Redshirt Sophomore
Outside Linebacker
  • 27 Nick Dew – Redshirt Freshman
  • 28 Alonzo Tweedy – Redshirt Junior
  • 40 Wiley Brown – Redshirt Junior
  • 43 Jeron Gouveia-Winslow – Redshirt Junior
Free Safety
  •      Michael Cole – Freshman
  •      Scott Rolin – Freshman
  •   1 Antone Exum – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 21 Theron Norman – Redshirt Freshman
  • 26 James Hopper – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 37 Ronny Vandyke – Freshman
  • 41 Derek DiNardo – Redshirt Freshman
Rover
  •      Nick Bush – Freshman
  •      Ryan Cassidy – Freshman
  •      Josh Trimble – Freshman
  • 15 Eddie Whitley – Senior
  • 23 Boye Aromire – Freshman
Long Snapper
  •      Lukas Stump – Redshirt Freshman
  • 50 Collin Carroll – Redshirt Senior
  • 65 Joe St. Germain – Redshirt Freshman
Punter
  •      Ethan Keyserling – Redshirt Freshman
  • 29 Scott Demler – Redshirt Junior
  • 38 Michael Branthover – Freshman
Place Kicker
  •      Conor Goulding – Redshirt Freshman
  •   5 Tyler Weiss – Redshirt Senior
  • 48 Justin Myer – Senior
  • 89 Cody Journell – Freshman

Source: http://www.hokiesports.com/football/players

Game notes[edit]

Virginia[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Virginia Tech 7 7 7 17 38
Virginia 0 0 0 0 0

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