Virginia Tech vs West Virginia
November 6, 1965 at Old Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, WV

Virginia Tech
West Virginia
RushingNo.GainLossNetTDLongAvg.
Totals3213713124103.9
Tommy Francisco10410410 4.1
Bobby Owens114513321 2.9
Sal Garcia5320320 6.4
Dickie Longerbeam29090 4.5
Eddie Bulheller37070 2.3
Claude Messamore13030 3.0
RushingNo.GainLossNetTDLongAvg.
Totals4827940239205.0
Garrett Ford, Sr.2212021181 5.4
Dick Leftridge16800801 5.0
Dick Rader67928510 8.5
Ben Siegfried10000 0.0
Allen McCune3010-100 -3.3
PassingCompAttIntYdsTDLongSacked
Totals1020298200
Bobby Owens10181982  
Tommy Stafford02100  
PassingCompAttIntYdsTDLongSacked
Totals16240144200
Allen McCune162401442  
ReceivingNo.YdsTDLongAvg.
Totals1098209.8
Eddie Bulheller2380 19.0
Sal Garcia1150 15.0
Dickie Longerbeam1140 14.0
Gene Fisher3130 4.3
Tommy Francisco1100 10.0
Ken Barefoot282 4.0
ReceivingNo.YdsTDLongAvg.
Totals16144209.0
Larry Canterbury4451 11.3
Bob Dunlevy4441 11.0
John Finnerty2180 9.0
Garrett Ford, Sr.3160 5.3
Dick Leftridge1110 11.0
John Piscorik160 6.0
Dick Rader140 4.0
PuntingNo.YdsAvgLong
Totals312842.70
Gene Fisher312842.7 
PuntingNo.YdsAvgLong
Totals49724.30
Larry Sine39732.3 
TEAM100.0 
ReturnsPRYdsLongKRYdsLongIntYdsLong
Totals10061120000
Frank Loria10       
Tommy Francisco   375    
Tommy Stafford   17    
Dickie Longerbeam   121    
Bobby Owens   19    
ReturnsPRYdsLongKRYdsLongIntYdsLong
Totals17046902470
John Mallory17    111 
John Piscorik   369    
Stan Lysick   10    
Ernie Wheeler      136 
All-PurposeRushRecKRPRIRTotal
Totals1249811200334
Tommy Francisco411075  126
Sal Garcia3215   47
Eddie Bulheller738   45
Dickie Longerbeam91421  44
Bobby Owens32 9  41
Gene Fisher 13   13
Ken Barefoot 8   8
Tommy Stafford  7  7
Claude Messamore3    3
All-PurposeRushRecKRPRIRTotal
Totals24914469747516
Garrett Ford, Sr.11816   134
Dick Leftridge8011   91
John Piscorik 669  75
Dick Rader514   55
Larry Canterbury 45   45
Bob Dunlevy 44   44
Ernie Wheeler    3636
John Finnerty 18   18
John Mallory   71118
 West VirginiaVirginia Tech
First Downs2715
 Rushing147
 Passing125
 Penalty13
NET YARDS RUSHING239124
 Rushing Attempts4832
 Average Per Rush5.03.9
 Rushing Touchdowns21
 Yards Gained Rushing299137
 Yards Lost Rushing4013
NET YARDS PASSING14498
 Completions-Attempts-Int16-24-010-20-2
 Average Per Attempt6.04.9
 Average Per Completion9.09.8
 Passing Touchdowns22
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS383222
 Total Offense Plays7252
 Average Gain Per Play5.34.3
Fumbles: Number-Lost5-22-1
Penalties: Number-Yards7-1095-35
PUNTS-YARDS4-973-128
 Average Yards Per Punt24.342.7
Punt Returns: Number-Yards-TD1-7-01-0-0
 Average Per Return7.00.0
Kickoff Returns: Number-Yards-TD4-69-06-112-0
 Average Per Return17.318.7
Interceptions: Number-Yards-TD2-47-00-0-0
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--
#NameSoloAstTotalSacksYdsTFLYdsFFFRYdsIntYdsBrUpBlks
 Totals000 0 00000000
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West Virginia
#NameSoloAstTotalSacksYdsTFLYdsFFFRYdsIntYdsBrUpBlks
 Totals000 0 000024700
53Ernie Wheeler          136  
22John Mallory          111  
Scoring Summary
QtrTimeScoring PlayScore
1 WVU - Bob Dunlevy 7 yd TD pass from Allen McCune (Kick by Carl "Chuck" Kinder Good)0-7
1 WVU - Dick Leftridge 1 yd rush TD (Kick by Carl "Chuck" Kinder Good)0-14
2 VT - Ken Barefoot 7 yd TD pass from Bobby Owens (Kick by Jon Utin Good)7-14
2 WVU - Larry Canterbury 14 yd TD pass from Allen McCune (Kick by Carl "Chuck" Kinder Good)7-21
3 VT - Bobby Owens 12 yd rush TD (Kick by Jon Utin Good)14-21
3 WVU - Carl "Chuck" Kinder 23 yd FG14-24
4 WVU - Garrett Ford, Sr. 3 yd rush TD (Kick by Carl "Chuck" Kinder Good)14-31
4 VT - Ken Barefoot 1 yd TD pass from Bobby Owens (Pass by Tommy Francisco )22-31
Attendance: 23,000
Score By Quarter
Team1234Total
Virginia Tech077822
West Virginia1473731
Officials: N.F. Lord (Back Judge), Reid Staton (Field Judge), A.S. Saleeby (Head Linesman), Nelson Harvey (Referee), R.N. Ognovich (Umpire)
Virginia Tech
PosOffense
LEGene Fisher
LTErick Johnson
LGJohn Sheehy
CLes Hanly
RGBob Griffith
RTDonnie Bruce
QBBobby Owens
TBTommy Francisco
FBSal Garcia
WBTommy Groom
West Virginia
PosOffense
TEJim Harris
CGary Barnette
SEBob Dunlevy
QBAllen McCune
TBGarrett Ford, Sr.
FBDick Leftridge
WGRoger Alford
STStan Lysick
WTDale Stortz
WBDick Rader
SGSteve Kush
PosDefense
LCBWayne Rash
RCBJimmy Richards
LLBBilly Edwards
SFrank Loria
RLBClarence Culpepper
DGMike Saunders
DGDon Thacker
RDEJohn Raible
RDTAndy Bowling
LDEGeorge Foussekis
LDTSands Woody
PosDefense
LCBDoug Carter
RCBRichie Martha
LLBErnie Wheeler
SDoug Stanley
RLBDoug Hoover
DGGene Cicarelli
LDTRichie Rodes
RDEGary Young
LDEGordon Lambert
RDTJim Fisher
DGJoe Taffoni
Eddie Bulheller, Claude Messamore, Ken Barefoot, Jon Utin, Jeff Haynes, Dickie Longerbeam, Dave Farmer, Dan Mooney, Damon Dedo, Tommy Stafford, Ron McGuigan, John Shipley, Pete Wrenn, Scott Dawson, Bill Skinner, Bill Kegley
Carl "Chuck" Kinder, Larry Canterbury, John Piscorik, John Finnerty, Ben Siegfried, Larry Sine, 10-Jim Sypult, 11-Ed Pastilong, 15-Ron Yuss, 22-John Mallory, 52-Jim Karwoski, 64-George Begalla, 65-Frank Malardie, 68-Don Cookman, 69-Stanley Bem, 76-Don Vail, 79-Norman Hill, 80-Dick Hardison, 81-Bill Sullivan