2011 Virginia Tech Hokies football team

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.

2011 Virginia Tech Hokies football
Virginia Tech Hokies logo.svg
ACC Coastal Division champion
Sugar Bowl, L 20–23 OT vs. Michigan
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionCoastal Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 17
APNo. 21
2011 record11–3 (7–1 ACC)
Head coachFrank Beamer (25th season)
Offensive coordinatorBryan Stinespring (10th season)
Defensive coordinatorBud Foster (17th season)
Home stadiumLane Stadium
(Capacity: 66,233)
Seasons
← 2010
2012 →
2011 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 22 Clemson x$   6 2         10 4  
Wake Forest   5 3         6 7  
No. 23 Florida State   5 3         9 4  
NC State   4 4         8 5  
Boston College   3 5         4 8  
Maryland   1 7         2 10  
Coastal Division
No. 21 Virginia Tech x%   7 1         11 3  
Virginia   5 3         8 5  
Georgia Tech   5 3         8 5  
Miami   3 5         6 6  
North Carolina   3 5         7 6  
Duke   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Clemson 38, Virginia Tech 10
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 312:30 p.m.No. 2 (FCS) Appalachian State*No. 13ACCNW 66–1366,233
September 103:30 p.m.at East Carolina*No. 11FSNW 17–1049,404
September 174:00 p.m.Arkansas State*No. 13
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
FSNW 26–766,233
September 243:30 p.m.at Marshall*No. 13CBSSNW 30–1034,424
October 16:00 p.m.No. 13 ClemsonNo. 11
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
ESPN2L 3–2366,233
October 83:30 p.m.Miami (FL)No. 21
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA (rivalry)
ABC/ESPNW 38–3566,233
October 156:30 p.m.at Wake ForestNo. 19ESPN3W 38–1735,026[1]
October 223:00 p.m.Boston College No. 16
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA (rivalry)
FSNW 30–1466,233[2]
October 2912:30 p.m.at DukeNo. 15ACCNW 14–1027,392
November 108:00 p.m.at No. 20 Georgia TechNo. 10ESPNW 37–2650,140[3]
November 178:00 p.m.North CarolinaNo. 9
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
ESPNW 24–2166,233
November 263:30 p.m.at No. 24 VirginiaNo. 6ABC/ESPN2W 38–061,124
December 38:00 p.m.vs. No. 21 ClemsonNo. 5ESPNL 10–3873,675
January 3, 20128:30 p.m.vs. No. 13 Michigan*No. 17ESPNL 20–23 OT64,512
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

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RankingsEdit

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 13 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 staffEdit

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

RosterEdit

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

Fullback

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

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

Game summariesEdit

VirginiaEdit

1 234Total
Virginia Tech 7 7717 38
Virginia 0 000 0

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons Box Score". ESPN. October 15, 2011. Retrieved October 15, 2011.
  2. ^ "Boston College Eagles vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Box Score". ESPN. October 22, 2011. Retrieved October 22, 2011.
  3. ^ "Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Box Score". ESPN. November 10, 2011. Retrieved November 10, 2011.
  4. ^ http://www.hokiesports.com/football/schedule/
  5. ^ "Virginia Tech Shuts Out Virginia, Claims ACC Coastal Division Title". ESPN. November 26, 2011. Retrieved December 29, 2014.