Virginia Tech vs West Virginia
October 14, 1978 at Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech
West Virginia
RushingNo.GainLossNetTDLongAvg.
Totals7436317346204.7
Steve Casey2011091010 5.1
Dennis Scott6700700 11.7
Mickey Fitzgerald16650650 4.1
Scott Dovel17520521 3.1
Kenny Lewis10490490 4.9
Mike Romagnoli4170171 4.3
Chip Keatley108-80-8-8.0
RushingNo.GainLossNetTDLongAvg.
Totals392009177004.5
Robert Alexander14750750 5.4
Dane Conwell9661650 7.2
Oliver Luck5371360 7.2
Eldridge Dixon6180180 3.0
Fulton Walker24040 2.0
Doug Banda107-70-7-7.0
TEAM2  -140 -7.0
PassingCompAttIntYdsTDLongSacked
Totals7150130000
Steve Casey71501300  
PassingCompAttIntYdsTDLongSacked
Totals520350000
Oliver Luck3102300  
Mark "Dutch" Hoffman2101200  
ReceivingNo.YdsTDLongAvg.
Totals713001718.6
Ron Zollicoffer2710 35.5
Dave Dolphin3400 13.3
Ellis Savage11701717.0
Dennis Scott12022.0
ReceivingNo.YdsTDLongAvg.
Totals5500910.0
Darrell Miller2260 13.0
Eldridge Dixon19099.0
Steve Lewis18088.0
Rich Duggan17077.0
PuntingNo.YdsAvgLong
Totals417042.50
Dave Smigelsky417042.5 
PuntingNo.YdsAvgLong
Totals621636.00
Curt Carion621636.0 
ReturnsPRYdsLongKRYdsLongIntYdsLong
Totals0002390390
Larry Fallen   123    
Mike Romagnoli   116    
Chip Keatley      13 
Gene Bunn      26 
ReturnsPRYdsLongKRYdsLongIntYdsLong
Totals1304220000
Fulton Walker13       
Dane Conwell   318    
Terry Bowden   14    
All-PurposeRushRecKRPRIRTotal
Totals3461303909524
Steve Casey101    101
Dennis Scott702   72
Ron Zollicoffer 71   71
Mickey Fitzgerald65    65
Scott Dovel52    52
Kenny Lewis49    49
Dave Dolphin 40   40
Mike Romagnoli17 16  33
Larry Fallen  23  23
Ellis Savage 17   17
Gene Bunn    66
Chip Keatley-8   3-5
All-PurposeRushRecKRPRIRTotal
Totals198502230273
Dane Conwell65 18  83
Robert Alexander75    75
Oliver Luck36    36
Eldridge Dixon189   27
Darrell Miller 26   26
Steve Lewis 8   8
Rich Duggan 7   7
Fulton Walker4  3 7
Terry Bowden  4  4
 Virginia TechWest Virginia
First Downs2313
 Rushing199
 Passing34
 Penalty10
NET YARDS RUSHING346171
 Rushing Attempts7441
 Average Per Rush4.74.2
 Rushing Touchdowns20
 Yards Gained Rushing363202
 Yards Lost Rushing1731
NET YARDS PASSING13050
 Completions-Attempts-Int7-15-05-20-3
 Average Per Attempt8.72.5
 Average Per Completion18.610.0
 Passing Touchdowns00
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS476221
 Total Offense Plays8991
 Average Gain Per Play5.32.4
Fumbles: Number-Lost8-37-2
Penalties: Number-Yards10-703-23
PUNTS-YARDS4-1706-216
 Average Yards Per Punt42.536.0
Punt Returns: Number-Yards-TD0-0-01-3-0
 Average Per Return0.03.0
Kickoff Returns: Number-Yards-TD2-39-04-22-0
 Average Per Return19.55.5
Interceptions: Number-Yards-TD3-9-00-0-0
Fumble Returns: Number-Yards-TD0-0-00-0-0
Miscellaneous Yards  
Possession Time  
Third Down Conversions of of
Fourth Down Conversions of of
Red Zone Scores-Chances--
Sacks By: Number-Yards--
Virginia Tech
#NameSoloAstTotalSacksYdsTFLYdsFFFRYdsIntYdsBrUpBlks
 Totals472572 06.000203930
 Danny Hill9413  1.0        
 Doug McDougald5712  1.0  1     
 Nate Parker718  1.0        
 Chip Keatley437     1 13  
 Mike Hughes516           
 James Johnson426  1.0        
 Mike Faulkner404           
 Lewis Stuart123           
 Jerome Pannell123  1.0        
 Denny Windmuller202         1 
 Gary Smith202         2 
 Lawrence Young022           
 Chris Cosh101           
 Gene Bunn101       26  
 John Gambone101  1.0        
 Chris Albrittain011           
West Virginia
#NameSoloAstTotalSacksYdsTFLYdsFFFRYdsIntYdsBrUpBlks
 Totals8135116 04.000300020
55Jeff Macerelli16723     1     
97John Bendana9514  1.0        
90Ken Braswell9514           
56Doc Holliday7613           
23Jerry Holmes909  1.0      1 
15Sedrick King718     1     
96Jim Backna325  1.0        
95Delbert Fowler235           
51John Garcia404           
26Malcolm Hunter314           
17John LaSavage213           
91Norm Patterson213  1.0        
80Jeff Seals202           
73Keith Jones112           
54Bob Crites112           
71Al Pisula101     1     
19Mark Pupilli101         1 
88Rich Duggan101           
33Steve Lewis101           
11Jody McKown011           
Scoring Summary
QtrTimeScoring PlayScore
20:02VT - Eric King 22 yd FG0-3
34:39VT - Scott Dovel 2 yd rush TD (Kick by Eric King Fail)0-9
414:14WVU - Steve Sinclair 27 yd FG3-9
40:04VT - Mike Romagnoli 2 yd rush TD (Kick by Eric King Good)3-16
Attendance: 40,000
Score By Quarter
Team1234Total
Virginia Tech036716
West Virginia00033
Officials: Weldon Waites (Back Judge), James Knight (Field Judge), Bill Cummings (Head Linesman), Thomas Adams (Line Judge), Joe Long (Referee), Lawrence Ellis (Umpire)
Virginia Tech
PosOffense
TEPaul Watkins
LTEd Lewis
LGSteve Wirt
CRoe Waldron
RGTory Smith
RTLeonard Walker
SERon Zollicoffer
QBSteve Casey
TBKenny Lewis
FBMickey Fitzgerald
WBDennis Scott
West Virginia
PosOffense
TERich Duggan
LTTom Creeden
LGAl Thomas
CPat Conachan
RGJim Himic
RTRandy Weppler
FLDarrell Miller
SESteve Lewis
QBMark "Dutch" Hoffman
RBRobert Alexander
RBDane Conwell
PosDefense
LCBDenny Windmuller
RCBLawrence Young
SSGary Smith
LBNate Parker
LBLewis Stuart
FSGene Bunn
NGDanny Hill
LDEJames Johnson
LDTDoug McDougald
RDECharles Novell
RDTMike Faulkner
PosDefense
LCBMalcolm Hunter
RCBJohn LaSavage
LBJeff Macerelli
SSSedrick King
FSJerry Holmes
LBKen Braswell
LDTJohn Bendana
RDEDelbert Fowler
MGDave Sarkus
RDTAl Pisula
LDEDoc Holliday
Dave Dolphin, John Gambone, Eric King, Dave Smigelsky, Mike Romagnoli, Mike Hughes, Larry Fallen, Jerome Pannell, Chris Albrittain, Chris Cosh, Kent Knupp, Ellis Savage, Chip Keatley, David Lamie, Scott Dovel
1-Steve Sinclair, 5-Curt Carion, 11-Jody McKown, 12-Oliver Luck, 14-Doug Banda, 19-Mark Pupilli, 21-Terry Bowden, 24-Eldridge Dixon, 40-Fulton Walker, 54-Bob Crites, 73-Keith Jones, 80-Jeff Seals, 91-Norm Patterson, 96-Jim Backna