Posted October 11, 2013 on AP on Fox
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Frank Beamer didn't hold back. In his 27 years as No. 24 Virginia Tech's coach, few teams have had the Hokies' number like Pittsburgh, which arrives at Lane Stadium on Saturday seeking its fifth victory in a row in the series. ''This is a team that we've had a hard time beating,'' Beamer said. Beamer rolled off a list of powerhouse programs that are no strangers to the Hokies, and who can't claim four straight victories over Virginia Tech: Alabama. LSU. Texas A&M. Clemson. He also included Florida State and Miami, and in reality, those are the only two that can. The Seminoles won their first seven against Beamer's team and the Hurricanes won four, but it still puts the Panthers in good company. The Hokies (5-1, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) have won five straight and haven't needed to be reminded that it was at Pittsburgh last year that their season went badly off tracks in a 35-17 loss. Wide receiver Willie Byrn said even the coaches seem especially focused for this game....
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