One quick follow-up from Virginia Tech’s 17-10 defeat of East Carolina: It was the fourth best run defense performance in the ACC since 2004. It was also Virginia Tech’s best rushing defense day since keeping Temple to minus-15 yards in 2000.
The Hokies limited East Carolina to minus-15 yards rushing, a figure that included five sacks of Pirates quarterback Dominique Davis. That was the best rushing defense performance by an ACC team since Virginia kept Duke to minus-21 yards in 2006.
BEST ACC RUSH DEFENSE PERFORMANCES, 2004-PRESENT (OPPONENT IN PARENTHESES)
-24: Florida State (UAB), 2004
-21: Virginia (at Duke), 2006
-20: Clemson (Utah State), 2004
-15: Virginia Tech (at East Carolina), 2011
-12: Boston College (Buffalo), 2006
-12: Virginia Tech (Maryland), 2008
-9: N.C. State (at Maryland), 2010
-8: Georgia Tech (at Notre Dame), 2007
-7: N.C. State (at North Carolina), 2010
-6: Boston College (Maryland), 2008
-3: Maryland (Wake Forest), 2010
-2: Virginia Tech (Miami), 2007
—- Patrick Stevens