Virginia Tech Hokies football

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The Virginia Tech Hokies football team represents Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the sport of American football.wikipedia
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Lane Stadium

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Their home games are played at Lane Stadium, located in Blacksburg, Virginia with a seating capacity of over 65,000 fans.
The home field of the Virginia Tech Hokies of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), it was rated the number one home field advantage in all of college football in 2005 by Rivals.com.

1918 VPI Gobblers football team

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They won the conference in 1916 and 1918.
The 1918 VPI Gobblers football team represented Virginia Polytechnic Institute, now known as Virginia Tech, in the 1918 college football season.

Hunter Carpenter

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Star player Hunter Carpenter returned to Virginia Tech in 1905, after a year at the University of North Carolina, for a last shot at beating Virginia.
Caius Hunter Carpenter (June 23, 1883 – February 24, 1953) was an American college football halfback who played for both Virginia Tech and North Carolina.

Frank Beamer

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Though many hoped for recently departed Maryland coach Bobby Ross, athletic director Dutch Baughman turned to Hokie alumnus and defensive back from 1966 to 1968, Frank Beamer.
Franklin Mitchell Beamer (born October 18, 1946) is a retired American college football coach, most notably for the Virginia Tech Hokies, and former college football player.

Frank Peake

From 1925 to 1928, Tech was led by Frank Peake and the "Pony Express" backfield.
Frank W. Peake (May 15, 1903 – January 15, 1978) was a college football running back for the Virginia Tech Hokies of Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

1947 Sun Bowl

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Virginia Tech's first post-season bowl appearance was in the 1947 Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas against the University of Cincinnati.
The 1947 Sun Bowl was a post-season American college football bowl game between the VPI Gobblers (now known as Virginia Tech Hokies) of the Southern Conference and the Cincinnati Bearcats.

List of NCAA football teams by wins

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The Hokies currently rank 23rd among all Division I college football teams for most wins.

Michael Vick

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Virginia Tech's most successful football season was in 1999 under the guidance of redshirt freshman quarterback, Michael Vick.
He played college football at Virginia Tech and was selected by the Falcons as the first overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft.

Bud Foster

Among the assistants Beamer brought with him from the Racers was linebackers coach Bud Foster, who had joined Beamer's first Murray State staff as a graduate assistant immediately upon his own graduation there.
He is the current associate head coach, linebackers coach, and defensive coordinator for the Virginia Tech Hokies.

Shayne Graham

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Vick led a desperate last minute drive that culminated in a dramatic Shayne Graham game-winning field goal.
He played college football at Virginia Tech.

Don Strock

In the 1970s, Tech briefly adopted an aggressive passing offense under head coach Charlie Coffey; quarterback Don Strock set virtually every passing record in the Hokies' book and would hold many for thirty years or more.
Strock played college football at Virginia Tech.

1999 Virginia Tech Hokies football team

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Virginia Tech's most successful football season was in 1999 under the guidance of redshirt freshman quarterback, Michael Vick.
Michael Vick led the Hokies to an 11–0 regular season and to the Bowl Championship Series national title game in the Sugar Bowl against Florida State.

Bill Grinus

Bill Grinus blocked the tying extra point.
He was a prominent tackle for VPI from 1930 to 1932, captain of the 1932 team, a season in which he was selected All-Southern.

Miami Hurricanes football

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The following season, in 2000, the Hokies were again contenders for the national championship, but a loss to #3 Miami in early November, in a game in which Michael Vick was limited because of an injury, cost them a trip to the Orange Bowl.
1966 brought the arrival of defensive end Ted Hendricks, the only three-time All-American in school history, and the Hurricanes won eight games, earning a trip to the Liberty Bowl, where they defeated #9 Virginia Tech, 14–7.

Sean Glennon

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Redshirt sophomore quarterback Sean Glennon was set to take over for Vick in the 2006 season.
He played college football at Virginia Tech.

West Virginia Mountaineers football

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Among other amazing moments, on November 3, the Hokies came from behind on the road, to win against the West Virginia Mountaineers.
The Mountaineers suffered another defeat the following week with a 12–10 home loss to Virginia Tech, followed by a 19–9 loss to No.

Tyrod Taylor

In a game that saw Glennon replaced by true freshman quarterback Tyrod Taylor, the Hokies were completely dominated, only managing 149 total yards against the Tigers' 598.
He played college football for Virginia Tech, leading the Hokies to the 2009 Orange Bowl as a Sophomore and 2011 Orange Bowl during his senior year.

2008 Orange Bowl

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A rematch with Boston College in the ACC Championship Game saw Tech fall behind early, tie the game by halftime, and then grind out a tense 30–16 win to advance to the Orange Bowl in Miami.
The 2008 FedEx Orange Bowl was a post-season college football bowl game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Kansas Jayhawks on January 3, 2008, at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Atlantic Coast Conference

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The Hokies compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Cincinnati Bearcats football

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Virginia Tech's first post-season bowl appearance was in the 1947 Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas against the University of Cincinnati.
Both years also saw bowl losses, in 2013 to North Carolina and 2014 to Virginia Tech.

Xavier Adibi

The Hokies, led by running back Brandon Ore on offense and linebackers Vince Hall and Xavier Adibi looked to be in contention for a berth in the National Championship.
He played college football at Virginia Tech.

List of NCAA Division I FBS football stadiums

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It is currently the 31st largest stadium in college football.

2005 ACC Championship Game

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Marcus Vick led the Hokies and went on to win the ACC Coastal Division title, but lost in the ACC Championship Game to Florida State.
The idea for a championship game originated with the league's 2004 expansion, which added former Big East members Miami, Virginia Tech and (in 2005) Boston College.

Big East Conference (1979–2013)

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They previously competed in the Big East.
Virginia Tech also did well, winning the conference in 1995, 1996, and in 1999, when they also earned a No.

Branden Ore

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The Hokies, led by running back Brandon Ore on offense and linebackers Vince Hall and Xavier Adibi looked to be in contention for a berth in the National Championship.
Ore began his college career as a redshirt freshman in 2005 at Virginia Tech behind Mike Imoh and Cedric Humes on the depth chart.