If anyone cares, here is the article http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/02/AR2011010202522.html
which confirms the record against Top 5 football teams.
From the article...
Offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring, a member of Beamer's staff for 18 years, referred to the Hokies' record against elite foes as an "albatross," but was quick to point out that it isn't as if Virginia Tech hasn't had chances to win some of those games. The Hokies have lost by 11 points or less eight times during the streak.
Sorry, but 11 points is really not a close game - it is TWO scores!
There is no way the VT is ever going to do what UMD did to Friedgen as long as they continue to fill Lane Stadium and win or compete for the ACC Championship. In the meantime, I really wish that the VT people would just STFU for a while. You may have a great engineering school, but otherwise a middling higher ed institution when compared to UVA, W&M and even JMU.