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1997 Virginia Tech Hokies football
ConferenceBig East Conference
1997 record7–5 (5–2 Big East)
Head coachFrank Beamer (11th season)
Offensive coordinatorRickey Bustle (4th season)
Defensive coordinatorBud Foster (3rd season)
Home stadiumLane Stadium
(Capacity: 50,000)
Seasons
← 1996
1998 →
1997 Big East football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#21 Syracuse   6 1         9 4  
#23 Virginia Tech   5 2         7 5  
West Virginia   4 3         7 5  
Pittsburgh   4 3         6 6  
Miami   3 4         5 6  
Boston College   3 4         4 7  
Temple   3 4         4 8  
Rutgers   0 7         0 11  
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1997 Virginia Tech Hokies football team represented the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University during the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Frank Beamer.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 3012:30 p.m.at RutgersESPNW 59–1926,713
September 136:00 p.m.SyracuseNo. 22ESPNW 31–350,137
September 206:00 p.m.at TempleNo. 18W 23–1312,056
September 271:00 p.m.Arkansas State*No. 14
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 50–042,178
October 41:00 p.m.Miami (OH)*daggerNo. 14
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
L 17–2442,878
October 1112:00 p.m.Boston CollegeNo. 23
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA (rivalry)
ESPN+W 17–747,681
October 253:30 p.m.at No. 21 West VirginiaNo. 19CBSL 17–3063,649
November 11:00 p.m.UAB*No. 23
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 37–037,411
November 86:00 p.m.Miami (FL)No. 20
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA (rivalry)
ESPN2W 27–2553,117
November 223:30 p.m.at PittsburghNo. 19L 23–3030,144
November 295:30 p.m.at Virginia*ESPNL 20–3444,200
January 1, 199812:30 p.m.vs. No. 7 North Carolina*NBCL 3–4254,116
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time
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RosterEdit

1997 Virginia Tech Hokies football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
G 64 DiNapoli, GennaroGennaro DiNapoli Sr
T 76 Kadela, DaveDave Kadela Fr
G 69 Lehr, MattMatt Lehr Fr
RB 28 Oxendine, KenKen Oxendine Sr
QB 14 Sorensen, NickNick Sorensen Fr
RB 38 Stith, ShyroneShyrone Stith So
G 75 Washington, ToddTodd Washington Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 66 Beasley, ChadChad Beasley Fr
DB 16 Bird, CoryCory Bird Fr
FS 1 Carpenter, KeionKeion Carpenter Jr
CB 3 Charlton, IkeIke Charlton So
DE 96 Engelberger, JohnJohn Engelberger So
LB 43 Hawkes, MichaelMichael Hawkes So
CB 9 Midget, AnthonyAnthony Midget So
DE 56 Moore, CoreyCorey Moore So
CB 20 Prioleau, PiersonPierson Prioleau Jr
DT 71 Pugh, DavidDavid Pugh Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 17 Graham, ShayneShayne Graham So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

ReferencesEdit

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