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2010 Virginia Tech Hokies football
ACC champion
ACC Coastal Division champion
Orange Bowl, L 12–40 vs. Stanford
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionCoastal Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 15
APNo. 16
2010 record11–3 (8–0 ACC)
Head coachFrank Beamer (24th season)
Offensive coordinatorBryan Stinespring (9th season)
Defensive coordinatorBud Foster (16th season)
Home stadiumLane Stadium
(Capacity: 66,233)
Uniform
Seasons
← 2009
2011 →
2010 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic
#17 Florida State x   6 2         10 4  
#23 Maryland   5 3         9 4  
#25 NC State   5 3         9 4  
Boston College   4 4         7 6  
Clemson   4 4         6 7  
Wake Forest   1 7         3 9  
Coastal
#16 Virginia Tech x   8 0         11 3  
Miami   5 3         7 6  
North Carolina   4 4         8 5  
Georgia Tech   4 4         6 7  
Virginia   1 7         4 8  
Duke   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Virginia Tech 44, Florida State 33
† – BCS representative as champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
As of January 11, 2011 • Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010 Virginia Tech Hokies football team represented Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS college football season. The Hokies were led by 24th-year head coach Frank Beamer and played their home games at Lane Stadium. They were champions of the Atlantic Coast Conference after winning the Coastal Division and defeating Florida State 44–33 in the 2010 ACC Championship Game.

The 2010 Hokies were only the second ever team ranked in the AP Poll to lose to a FCS opponent (James Madison).[1] (The other ranked team to lose to a FCS team is #5 Michigan in 2007 to Appalachian State.) The loss was the team's second in six days, as it also lost to then #3 ranked Boise State at FedExField in Landover, MD in a nationally televised Monday night contest.

After the JMU loss, Tech reeled off ten straight wins and became the first team to go undefeated in ACC play since Florida State in 2000. It finished its regular season with a 10-2 record and now holds the longest streak of ten-win seasons in the NCAA with seven. Tech played Stanford in the Discover Orange Bowl after they beat Florida State 44–33 in the 2010 ACC Championship Game. They lost to Stanford by a score of 40–12.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 68:00 p.m.vs. No. 3 Boise State*No. 13
ESPNL 30–3386,587[2]
September 111:30 p.m.James Madison*No. 13ESPN3L 16–2166,233[3]
September 181:30 p.m.East Carolina*
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
ESPN3W 49–2766,233[4]
September 2512:00 p.m.at Boston CollegeACCNW 19–042,317[5]
October 23:30 p.m.at No. 23 NC StateABCW 41–3058,083[6]
October 912:00 p.m.Central Michigan*
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
ESPNUW 45–2166,233[7]
October 163:30 p.m.Wake Forestdagger
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
ESPNUW 52–2166,233[8]
October 2312:00 p.m.DukeNo. 23
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
ACCNW 44–766,233[8]
November 47:30 p.m.Georgia TechNo. 20
ESPNW 28–2166,233[9]
November 133:30 p.m.at North CarolinaNo. 16ABC/ESPNW 26–1060,000[10]
November 203:30 p.m.at No. 24 Miami (FL)No. 14ESPNW 31–1740,101[11]
November 2712:00 p.m.VirginiaNo. 13
ACCNW 37–766,233[12]
December 47:45 p.m.vs. No. 20 Florida StateNo. 12ESPNW 44–3372,379[13]
January 3, 20118:30 p.m.vs. No. 5 Stanford*No. 12
ESPNL 12–4065,453[14]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll

 

AP 10 13 NR NR NR RV RV 23 21 20 16 14 13 12 12 16

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RosterEdit

2010 Virginia Tech Hokies roster
Flanker
Split End
Center
Offensive Guard
Offensive Tackle
Tight End
 
Quarterback
Tailback

Fullback

  •      Josh Call - Redshirt Sophomore
  •      Bradley Tallman - Freshman
  • 25 Josh Oglesby - Redshirt Junior
  • 31 Kenny Younger - Redshirt Senior
  • 39 Martin Scales - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 45 Joey Phillips - Redshirt Sophomore
Defensive Tackle
Defensive End
  •      Zach McCray - Freshman
  • 33 Chris Drager - Redshirt Junior
  • 42 J.R. Collins - Redshirt Freshman
  • 64 Jeff Wardach - Freshman
  • 66 Tyrel Wilson - Redshirt Freshman
  • 82 Steven Friday - Redshirt Senior
  • 90 Duan Perez-Means - Freshman
  • 96 Josh Eadie - Redshirt Senior
  • 99 James Gayle - Redshirt Freshman
Linebacker
  •      Jonathan Halfhide - Freshman
  •      Brian Laiti - Freshman
  •      Dominique Patterson - Freshman
  • 16 Zach Luckett - Redshirt Senior
  • 23 Lorenzo Williams - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 24 Tariq Edwards - Redshirt Freshman
  • 28 Alonzo Tweedy - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 36 Chase Williams - Freshman
  • 38 Quillie Odeom - Junior
  • 43 Jeron Gouveia-Winslow - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 44 Lyndell Gibson - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 51 Bruce Taylor - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 52 Barquell Rivers - Redshirt Junior
  • 57 Telvion Clark - Redshirt Freshman
  • 58 Jack Tyler - Redshirt Freshman
 
Cornerback
  •      Detrick Bonner - Freshman
  •      Michael Dennis II - Junior
  •      Mark Carter - Freshman
  •      Carl Jackson - Freshman
  •      Germond Oatneal - Junior
  •   9 Cris Hill - Redshirt Junior
  • 17 Kyle Fuller - Freshman
  • 20 Jayron Hosley - Sophomore
  • 21 Roc Carmichael - Redshirt Senior
  • 27 Jerrodd Williams - Redshirt Freshman
  • 37 Jacob Sykes - Redshirt Junior
Free Safety
Rover
  •      Nick Dew - Freshman
  •      Theron Norman - Freshman
  •   2 Davon Morgan - Senior
  • 26 James Hopper - Redshirt Freshman
  • 40 Wiley Brown - Redshirt Sophomore
Long Snapper
  •      Ethan Dickerson - Redshirt Freshman
  •      Luckas Stump - Freshman
  • 50 Collin Carroll - Redshirt Junior
  • 65 Joe St. Germain - Freshman
Punter
Place Kicker
  •      Conor Goulding - Freshman
  •      Lukas Stump - Freshman
  •      Tyler Weiss - Redshirt Junior
  • 48 Justin Myer - Junior
  • 89 Cody Journell - Redshirt Freshman
  • 92 Ethan Keyserling - Freshman
  • 97 Chris Hazley - Redshirt Senior

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

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Coaching staffEdit

2010 Virginia Tech Hokies coaching staff

Head Coach

Assistant Coaches

  • Billy Hite - Associate Head Coach and Running Backs Coach
  • Bud Foster - Defensive Coordinator and Inside Linebackers Coach
  • Bryan Stinespring - Offensive Coordinator and Tight Ends
  • Jim Cavanaugh - Recruiting Coordinator and Strong Safety and Outside Linebackers Coach
  • Torrain Gray - Defensive Backfield Coach
  • Curt Newsome - Offensive Line Coach
  • Mike O'Cain - Quarterbacks Coach
  • Kevin Sherman - Wide Receivers Coach
  • Charley Wiles - Defensive Line Coach
  • John Ballein - Associate Athletics Director for Football Operations

FlyoversEdit

Virginia Tech home games have featured flyovers by military aircraft.

Date Opponentaircraftorigincomments
September 11 James MadisonBoeing C-17 Globemaster IIIAltus Air Force Baseair crew included 2 Virginia Tech alumni[15]
September 18 East Carolina Bell AH-1 SuperCobra helicoptersMarine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 775led by 1987 Virginia Tech alumni[16]
October 5 Central MichiganE-2C Hawkeye and C-2A GreyhoundNaval Station Norfolk air crew included 2 Virginia Tech alumni[17]
October 16 Wake ForestNorth American B-25 MitchellTri-State Warbird Museumarranged by Virginia Tech alumnus and World War II pilot Stanley Cohen[18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "FCS's James Madison Sends No. 13 Virginia Tech Reeling". The Detroit News. September 25, 2010. http://detnews.com/article/20100911/SPORTS0203/9110394/FCS-s-James-Madison-sends-No.-13-Virginia-Tech-reeling. Retrieved September 26, 2010.
  2. "Boise State Broncos vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Box Score". ESPN. September 6, 2010. Archived from the original on September 9, 2010. https://web.archive.org/web/20100909221422/http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=302490259. Retrieved September 6, 2010.
  3. "James Madison Dukes vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Box Score". ESPN. September 11, 2010. Archived from the original on September 14, 2010. https://web.archive.org/web/20100914114155/http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=302540259. Retrieved September 11, 2010.
  4. "East Carolina Pirates vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Box Score". ESPN. September 18, 2010. Archived from the original on September 21, 2010. https://web.archive.org/web/20100921103920/http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=302610259. Retrieved September 19, 2010.
  5. "Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Boston College Eagles Box Score". ESPN. September 25, 2010. Archived from the original on September 26, 2010. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=302680103. Retrieved September 26, 2010.
  6. "Virginia Tech Hokies vs. NC State Wolfpack Box Score". ESPN. October 2, 2010. Archived from the original on October 4, 2010. https://web.archive.org/web/20101004172454/http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=302750152. Retrieved October 3, 2010.
  7. "Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Box Score". ESPN. October 9, 2010. Archived from the original on October 12, 2010. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=302820259. Retrieved October 10, 2010.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Box Score". ESPN. October 16, 2010. Archived from the original on October 18, 2010. https://web.archive.org/web/20101018164829/http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=302890259. Retrieved October 16, 2010.
  9. "Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Box Score". ESPN. November 4, 2010. Archived from the original on November 8, 2010. https://web.archive.org/web/20101108032951/http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=303080259. Retrieved November 21, 2010.
  10. "Virginia Tech Hokies vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Box Score". ESPN. November 13, 2010. Archived from the original on November 17, 2010. https://web.archive.org/web/20101117223252/http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=303170153. Retrieved November 21, 2010.
  11. "Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Miami (FL) Hurricanes Box Score". ESPN. November 20, 2010. Archived from the original on November 24, 2010. https://web.archive.org/web/20101124174139/http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=303242390. Retrieved November 21, 2010.
  12. "Virginia Cavaliers vs. Virginia Tech Hokies - Box Score". ESPN. November 27, 2010. Archived from the original on December 1, 2010. https://web.archive.org/web/20101201131506/http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=303310259. Retrieved November 27, 2010.
  13. "Florida State Seminoles vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Box Score". ESPN. December 4, 2010. http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=303380259. Retrieved December 4, 2010.
  14. "Stanford Cardinal vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Box Score". ESPN. January 3, 2011. http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=310030259. Retrieved January 4, 2011.
  15. "Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Homecoming to feature C-17 flyover at James Madison game". Virginia Tech News Service. September 6, 2010. Archived from the original on September 13, 2010. http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2010/09/090610-corps-flyoverjmu.html. Retrieved October 18, 2010.
  16. "U.S. Navy flyover hosted by the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets for East Carolina game". Virginia Tech News Service. September 14, 2010. http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2010/09/091410-corps-flyoverecu.html. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  17. "U.S. Navy flyover hosted by the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets for Central Michigan game". Virginia Tech News Service. October 5, 2010. http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2010/10/100510-corps-flyovercmu.html. Retrieved October 18, 2010.
  18. Campaign, The. "Virginia Tech Alumnus Stanley Cohen, WWII Veteran on Vimeo". Vimeo.com. http://vimeo.com/15879834. Retrieved November 21, 2010.

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