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2015 Virginia Tech Hokies football team

The 2015 Virginia Tech Hokies football team represented the Virginia Tech in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Hokies were led by 29th-year head coach Frank Beamer, who retired following the conclusion of the season[1] and play their home games at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Virginia. They are members of the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 7–6, 4–4 in ACC play to finish in a tie for fourth in the Coastal Division. They were invited to the Independence Bowl where they defeated Tulsa.

2015 Virginia Tech Hokies football
Virginia Tech Hokies logo.svg
2015 Lane Stadium panoramic vs UNC.jpg
Lane Stadium during the 2015 Home finale against UNC
Independence Bowl champion
Independence Bowl, W 55–52 vs. Tulsa
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionCoastal Division
2015 record7–6 (4–4 ACC)
Head coachFrank Beamer (29th season)
Offensive coordinatorScot Loeffler (3rd season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorBud Foster (21st season)
Base defense4–2–5
Home stadiumLane Stadium
(Capacity: 65,632)
Seasons
← 2014
2016 →
2015 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 2 Clemson x$^   8 0         14 1  
No. 14 Florida State   6 2         10 3  
Louisville   5 3         8 5  
NC State   3 5         7 6  
Syracuse   2 6         4 8  
Wake Forest   1 7         3 9  
Boston College   0 8         3 9  
Coastal Division
No. 15 North Carolina x   8 0         11 3  
Pittsburgh   6 2         8 5  
Miami   5 3         8 5  
Duke   4 4         8 5  
Virginia Tech   4 4         7 6  
Virginia   3 5         4 8  
Georgia Tech   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Clemson 45, North Carolina 37
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

On November 1, Beamer announced he would retire at the end of the season.[2] He finished at Virginia Tech with a 29-year record of 238–121–2.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 78:00 p.m.No. 1 Ohio State*ESPNL 24–4265,632
September 123:30 p.m.Furman*
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
ESPN3W 42–360,118
September 193:30 p.m.at Purdue*ESPNUW 51–2445,759
September 263:30 p.m.at East Carolina*ABC/ESPN2L 28–3550,514
October 312:00 p.m.Pittsburgh
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
ACCRSNL 13–1749,120
October 98:00 p.m.NC State
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
ESPNW 28–1361,183
October 173:30 p.m.at Miami (FL)ESPNUL 20–3050,787
October 243:30 p.m.No. 23 Duke 
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
ESPNUL 43–45 4OT63,257
October 3112:30 p.m.at Boston CollegeACCNW 26–1028,108
November 127:30 p.m.at Georgia TechESPNW 23–2148,522
November 2112:00 p.m.No. 12 North Carolina
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
ESPNL 27–30 OT65,632
November 2812:00 p.m.at VirginiaESPNUW 23–2053,777
December 265:45 p.m.vs. Tulsa*ESPNW 55–5231,289
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Eastern time
Schedule Source:[3]

Game summariesEdit

Ohio StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#1 Buckeyes 14 0 14 14 42
Hokies 0 17 0 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2014 VT, 35–21

FurmanEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Paladins 0 0 3 0 3
Hokies 7 7 21 7 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–0 2008 VT, 24–7

at PurdueEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Hokies 10 14 17 10 51
Boilermakers 7 10 0 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting

East CarolinaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Hokies 14 0 7 7 28
Pirates 14 7 14 0 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–6 2014 ECU, 28–21

PittsburghEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 10 0 7 0 17
Hokies 0 7 3 3 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–6 2014 PITT, 21–16

NC StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Wolfpack 3 7 3 0 13
Hokies 0 21 0 7 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
26–18–4 2010 VT, 41–30

at Miami (FL)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Hokies 10 3 0 7 20
Hurricanes 10 10 3 7 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–19 2014 MIA, 30–6

DukeEdit

1 2 3 4OT2OT3OT4OT Total
#23 Blue Devils 14 0 7 33738 45
Hokies 7 3 6 83736 43
Overall record Last meeting Result
14–8 2014 VT, 17–16

at Boston CollegeEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Hokies 10 10 3 3 26
Eagles 0 0 3 7 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
15–8 2014 BC, 33–31

at Georgia TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Hokies 0 14 3 6 23
Yellow Jackets 14 0 7 0 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–4 2014 GT, 27–24

North CarolinaEdit

1 2 3 4OT Total
#12 Tar Heels 7 0 3 146 30
Hokies 0 3 7 143 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–11–6 2014 VT, 34–17

at VirginiaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Hokies 3 3 0 17 23
Cavaliers 3 3 7 7 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
54–37–5 2014 VT, 24–20

vs. TulsaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Hurricane 21 10 6 15 52
Hokies 24 21 7 3 55
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–3 1978 TULSA, 35–33

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bitter, Andy (November 2, 2015). "Emotional Frank Beamer Says Retirement Is 'Right Thing'". The Roanoke Times. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  2. ^ http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/14027097/frank-beamer-retire-virginia-tech-hokies-coach-end-season
  3. ^ "2015 Virginia Tech Hokies Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved April 13, 2015.