2014 Virginia Tech Hokies football team

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. They were also the only team to beat the eventual National Champions, The Ohio State Buckeyes.

2014 Virginia Tech Hokies football
Virginia Tech Hokies logo.svg
Military Bowl champion
Military Bowl, W 33–17 vs. Cincinnati
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionCoastal Division
2014 record7–6 (3–5 ACC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorScot Loeffler (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorBud Foster (20th season)
Home stadiumLane Stadium
(Capacity: 65,632)
Seasons
← 2013
2015 →
2014 Atlantic Coast Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. T–5 Florida State x$^   8 0         13 1  
No. 15 Clemson   6 2         10 3  
No. 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
No. 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
Rankings from AP Poll

PersonnelEdit

Coaching staffEdit

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]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 304:00 p.m.No. 19 (FCS) William & Mary*ESPNewsW 34–962,722
September 68:00 p.m.at No. 8 Ohio State*ESPNW 35–21107,517
September 1312:00 p.m.East Carolina*No. 17
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
ESPNL 21–2863,267
September 2012:00 p.m.Georgia Tech
ESPNL 24–2762,318
September 2712:30 p.m.Western Michigan* 
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
ACCNW 35–1759,625
October 412:30 p.m.at North CarolinaACCNW 34–1760,000
October 167:30 p.m.at PittsburghESPNL 16–2143,125
October 238:00 p.m.Miami (FL)
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA (rivalry)
ESPNL 6–3064,007
November 112:30 p.m.Boston College
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA (rivalry)
ACCNL 31–3355,729
November 1512:30 p.m.at No. 19 DukeACCNW 17–1630,107
November 2212:30 p.m.at Wake ForestACCNL 3–6 2OT27,820
November 288:00 p.m.Virginia
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA (rivalry)
ESPNW 24–2060,431
December 271:00 p.m.vs. Cincinnati*ESPNW 33–1734,277
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Eastern time
Schedule Source:[2]

Game summariesEdit

William & MaryEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Tribe 3 3 3 0 9
Hokies 7 10 10 7 34

Ohio StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Hokies 14 7 0 14 35
Buckeyes 7 0 7 7 21

East CarolinaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 21 0 0 7 28
Hokies 0 7 0 14 21

Georgia TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Yellow Jackets 3 7 0 17 27
Hokies 3 13 0 8 24

Western MichiganEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 7 3 0 7 17
Hokies 18 0 14 3 35

North CarolinaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Hokies 14 10 0 10 34
Tar Heels 3 0 0 14 17

PittsburghEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Hokies 0 6 3 7 16
Panthers 7 7 0 7 21

Miami (FL)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Hurricanes 3 21 0 6 30
Hokies 0 0 0 6 6

Boston CollegeEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 14 9 10 33
Hokies 7 3 0 21 31

DukeEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Hokies 0 7 3 7 17
Blue Devils 10 0 6 0 16

Wake ForestEdit

1 2 3 4OT2OT Total
Hokies 0 0 0 030 3
Demon Deacons 0 0 0 033 6

VirginiaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cavaliers 3 10 0 7 20
Hokies 3 7 7 7 24

CincinnatiEdit

1 234Total
Bearcats 7 307 17
Hokies 7 6146 33
  • Location: Annapolis, MD
  • Game start: 1:00 PM
  • Television network: ESPN


RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. т = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = 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

ReferencesEdit

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