2014 Virginia Tech Hokies football team

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2014 Virginia Tech Hokies football
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Military Bowl Champions
Military Bowl vs. Cincinnati, W 33–17
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Division Coastal Division
2014 record 7–6 (3–5 ACC)
Head coach Frank Beamer (28th year)
Offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler (2nd year)
Defensive coordinator Bud Foster (19th as Coordinator, 28th overall year)
Home stadium Lane Stadium
(Capacity: 65,632)
Seasons
« 2013 2015 »
2014 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
#5 Florida State x$^   8 0         13 1  
#15 Clemson   6 2         10 3  
#24 Louisville   5 3         9 4  
Boston College   4 4         7 6  
NC State   3 5         8 5  
Syracuse   1 7         3 9  
Wake Forest   1 7         3 9  
Coastal Division
#8 Georgia Tech x   6 2         11 3  
Duke   5 3         9 4  
North Carolina   4 4         6 7  
Pittsburgh   4 4         6 7  
Miami   3 5         6 7  
Virginia Tech   3 5         7 6  
Virginia   3 5         5 7  
Championship: Florida State 37, Georgia Tech 35
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
As of January 1, 2015; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014 Virginia Tech Hokies football team represented the Virginia Tech in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Hokies were led by 28th-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 7–6, 3–5 in ACC play to finish in a three way tie for fifth place in the Coastal Division. They were invited to the Military Bowl where they defeated Cincinnati.

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Seasons at
Virginia Tech
Alma Mater
Frank Beamer Head Coach 27 Virginia Tech (1969)
Scot Loeffler Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 1 Michigan (1996)
Shane Beamer Associate Head Coach/Running Backs 2 Virginia Tech (1999)
Stacy Searels Offensive Line 0 Auburn (1990)
Bryan Stinespring Tight Ends/Recruiting Coordinator 23 James Madison (1986)
Aaron Moorehead Wide Receivers 1 Illinois (2003)
Bud Foster Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers 27 Murray State (1981)
Torrian Gray Defensive Backs/Passing Game Coordinator 8 Virginia Tech (1996)
Charley Wiles Defensive Line/Running Game Coordinator 16 Murray State (1987)
Cornell Brown Outside Linebackers/Assistant Defensive Line 3 Virginia Tech (1997)
Reference:[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 4:00 p.m. No. 19 (FCS) William & Mary* Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA ESPNews W 34–9   62,722
September 6 8:00 p.m. at No. 8 Ohio State* Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ESPN W 35–21   107,517
September 13 12:00 p.m. East Carolina* No. 17 Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA ESPN L 21–28   63,267
September 20 12:00 p.m. Georgia Tech Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA (Battle of the Techs) ESPN L 24–27   62,318
September 27 12:30 p.m. Western Michigan*dagger Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA ACCN W 35–17   59,625
October 4 12:30 p.m. at North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC ACCN W 34–17   60,000
October 16 7:30 p.m. at Pittsburgh Heinz FieldPittsburgh, PA ESPN L 16–21   43,125
October 23 8:00 p.m. Miami (FL) Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA (Rivalry) ESPN L 6–30   64,007
November 1 12:30 p.m. Boston College Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA (Rivalry) ACCN L 31–33   55,729
November 15 12:30 p.m. at No. 19 Duke Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC ACCN W 17–16   30,107
November 22 12:30 p.m. at Wake Forest BB&T FieldWinston-Salem, NC ACCN L 3–6 2OT  27,820
November 28 8:00 p.m. Virginia Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA (Rivalry) ESPN W 24–20   60,431
December 27 1:00 p.m. vs. Cincinnati* Navy–Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD (Military Bowl) ESPN W 33–17   34,277
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Schedule Source:[2]

Game summaries[edit]

William & Mary[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tribe 3 3 3 0 9
Hokies 7 10 10 7 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
40–18–4 2007 VT 44–3

Ohio State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hokies 14 7 0 14 35
Buckeyes 7 0 7 7 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting

East Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 21 0 0 7 28
Hokies 0 7 0 14 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–5 2013 VT 15–10

Georgia Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Yellow Jackets 3 7 0 17 27
Hokies 3 13 0 8 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–3 2013 VT 17–10

Western Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 7 3 0 7 17
Hokies 18 0 14 3 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 2004 VT 63–0

North Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hokies 14 10 0 10 34
Tar Heels 3 0 0 14 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–11–6 2013 VT 27–17

Pittsburgh[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hokies 0 6 3 7 16
Panthers 7 7 0 7 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–5 2013 VT 19–9

Miami (FL)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hurricanes 3 21 0 6 30
Hokies 0 0 0 6 6
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–18 2013 VT 42–24

Boston College[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 14 9 10 33
Hokies 7 3 0 21 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
15–7 2013 BC 34–27

Duke[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hokies 0 7 3 7 17
Blue Devils 10 0 6 0 16
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–8 2013 DUKE 13–10

Wake Forest[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT 2OT Total
Hokies 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
Demon Deacons 0 0 0 0 3 3 6
Overall record Last meeting Result
24–11–1 2011 VT 38–17

Virginia[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cavaliers 3 10 0 7 20
Hokies 3 7 7 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
53–37–5 2013 VT 16–6

Cincinnati[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bearcats 7 3 0 7 17
Hokies 7 6 14 6 33
  • Location: Annapolis, MD
  • Game start: 1:00 PM
  • Television network: ESPN
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–5 2012 CIN, 27–24

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 17 RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 
Coaches RV RV 19 RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 
CFP Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football Staff". Virginia Tech Athletics. Retrieved July 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2014 Virginia Tech Hokies Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved March 9, 2014.