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Top 10 Amazing Facts about Temple's 28-24 Upset Of Virginia Tech
Ivan Maisel
October 26, 1998
1. The Owls, losers of eight straight, were 35�-point underdogs.
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October 26, 1998

Top 10 Amazing Facts About Temple's 28-24 Upset Of Virginia Tech

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1. The Owls, losers of eight straight, were 35�-point underdogs.

2. Temple was 0-26 alltime in Big East road games and winless in its last 26 games against ranked opponents.

3. The Hokies had won 15 of their last 16 at home, entered the game 5-0 and ranked No. 14, and had the fourth-ranked defense in the nation.

4. The Owls, who lost to Division l-AA William & Mary 45-38 on Oct. 3, played 20 first-year players.

5. Temple freshman quarterback Devin Scott was making his first start, after injuries sidelined the Owls' top two quarterbacks. Scott threw touchdown passes of 67 and 80 yards and scored the game-winner on a one-yard run with 6:04 left.

6. In its five previous games, Virginia Tech had given up 30 points, fewest in the nation. The Hokies led Temple 17-0 with 2:08 remaining in the first half.

7. On their first six possessions the Owls scored no points and gained 24 yards and one first down. On their final eight they racked up 28 points, II first downs and 328 yards.

8. Entering the game Virginia Tech hadn't allowed a rushing touchdown and had held opponents to 411 rushing yards. Temple rushed for 202 yards and two touchdowns.

9. Hokies tailback Lamont Pegues had a career-high 169 rushing yards before a fourth-and-two play from the Owls' three-yard line with 19 seconds left (above). He was stopped for a three-yard loss, sealing Temple's victory.

10. With Rutgers's 25-21 win at Pitt and Northern Illinois's 16-6 victory over Central Michigan, Saturday marked the first time since Sept. 22,1984, that the Owls, Scarlet Knights and Huskies won in the same day.