Their words: "I don't even think I had a game like that in high school." — Vick
Game 6: Oct. 16, 1999 Virginia Tech 62, Syracuse 0In short: The fourth-ranked Hokies recorded the most lopsided shutout of a ranked team in history in front of a sellout crowd in Blacksburg. Offense, defense and special teams scored touchdowns, and Tech held No. 16 Syracuse to 120 yards of offense.
Key moment: Rover Cory Bird picked a Quinton Spotwood fumble out of the air and returned it 26 yards for Tech's first score midway through the first quarter.
Key player: Tailback Shyrone Stith rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns.
Their words: "I'm convinced, I'm sold. I'm pretty sure we can go out there and play with anybody." — Tech wide receiver and punt returner Ricky Hall
Game 7: Oct. 30, 1999 Virginia Tech 30, Pittsburgh 17In short: The Hokies rolled to a 27-7 halftime lead, then withstood Pitt's 427-yard passing attack against a depleted secondary. Tech rushed for 295 yards — Kendrick getting 162 — and recorded nine sacks and held the Panthers to minus-12 yards rushing.
Key moment: Vick ran 46 yards for a touchdown on an option play for the Hokies' first score.
Key player: Pitt quarterback David Priestley completed 28 of 46 passes for 407 yards, with freshman Antonio Bryant catching 13 passes for 215 yards and a touchdown.
Their words: "We've been in games like this in the past and probably came away with a loss. I think this kind of shows the maturity of our football team, and I'm really proud of the way they fought and played." — defensive coordinator Bud Foster
Game 8: Nov. 6, 1999 Virginia Tech 22, West Virginia 20In short: Shayne Graham's 44-yard field goal at the gun preserved Tech's unbeaten season. The Hokies squandered a 19-7 lead late and needed a Vick-led drive in the waning seconds.
Key moment: Vick screamed 26 yards down the sideline on a quarterback run to the West Virginia 36 on the final drive.
Key player: Graham, who graduated as the Big East's career scoring leader, kicked the first game-winner of his college career.
Their words: "I hit it well and the ball did exactly what I wanted it to. There's not much else I can say except for everybody ran on the field. It's probably the best feeling I've had, being lifted up on their shoulders and being carried around a little bit." — Graham after the game-winner
Game 9: Nov. 13, 1999 Virginia Tech 43, Miami 10In short: The Hokies spotted Miami 10 points in Blacksburg, then scored the last 43. Tech rushed for 248 yards and averaged 5 yards per carry, while the Hurricanes committed six turnovers and gave up five sacks.
Key moment: Stith's 41-yard touchdown run gave Tech the lead for good midway through the second quarter.
Key player: Charlton recovered three fumbles, returning one 51 yards for a touchdown, caused a fumble and had eight tackles.
Their words: "I think we keep the pressure on you defensively. I think we keep the pressure on you in the kicking game. I think that constant pressure takes its toll on you over time." — Beamer
Game 10: Nov. 20, 1999 Virginia Tech 62, Temple 7In short: The Hokies, who lost to Temple the year before in Blacksburg in one of the biggest upsets in college football history, blasted the Owls at the Vet. They rushed for a season-high 315 yards, and Vick, Kendrick and Davis scored two TDs apiece.
Key moment: Cornerback Larry Austin's 31-yard interception return for a touchdown in the second quarter gave the Hokies a 17-7 lead and seemed to ignite the team.
Key player: Vick rushed for a career-high 134 yards and touchdowns of 75 and 53 yards.
Their words: "He'll just start scrambling and you don't know where he is. The next thing you know, he's 15 yards downfield in a dead sprint and you just start chasing him. No one ever catches him." — center Keith Short on Vick
Game 11: Nov. 26, 1999 Virginia Tech 38, Boston College 14In short: The second-ranked Hokies completed their first unbeaten regular season in 81 years, piling up a season-high 555 yards of offense on a Friday afternoon in Blacksburg. Tech's defense sacked BC quarterbacks six times, and the Eagles completed 6 of 21 passes.
Key moment: The Hokies were up just 7-0 when Cory Bird sacked Tim Hasselbeck on fourth down. On the next play, Vick hit Davis for a 69-yard touchdown, the ball traveling 65 yards in the air.
Key player: Vick accounted for 366 yards and four touchdowns, 290 passing — he was 11-for-13, with two drops — and 76 rushing.
Their words: "We've been planning on this since last January. Those hard-hitting Hokies are going to Bourbon Street." — linebacker Jamel Smith