Vick's stats ordinary, but his impact extraordinary

Using a Beamer family recipe, Virginia Tech mixed a stingy defense, a splash of special teams and a dash of Vick to produce a special win.

Updated: September 5, 2005, 1:39 AM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Virginia Tech relied on an old family recipe to win a ferociously contested football game Sunday night: a dollop of defense, a sprinkling of special teams and a dash of Vick.

Coat it in a Beamerball batter and you have comfort food for Hokies fans. The ingredients blended beautifully in 1999 and 2000, when Michael Vick was the spice in a 22-2 run that is the high-water mark in the school's gridiron history. The ingredients came together just well enough Sunday to beat self-destructive ...

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