After a slow start, the Virginia Tech Hokies have won eight games in a row and sit 16th in the rankings. They have a chance at clinching the ACC Coastal division with a win this weekend over the 24th ranked Miami Hurricanes. The Hokies last game was a 26-10 win over North Carolina, and Miami beat up on Georgia Tech last weekend, 35-10. The Hokies are a two point favorite in the college football spreads.
The Miami Hurricanes will start Stephen Morris at quarterback for the third straight week in place of the injured Jacory Harris. Morris looks to have given the team a bit of a spark, but his numbers aren’t great. He has completed 52.9% of his passes for 678 yards with 4 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Leonard Hankerson leads the team in receiving with 51 catches for 879 yards and 11 touchdowns (tying a school record). Damien Berry leads the ground game with 763 yards.
The Virginia Tech Hokies offense is led by quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who has been effective both passing and running. He has thrown for 1,988 yards, 18 scores and four interceptions. He has added 581 yards rushing, good for second on the team behind Darren Evans’ 605. Jarrett Boykin is the leading receiver with 656 yards.
Virginia Tech’s defense is giving up only 19.1 points and 343.1 yards per game. They are allowing 155 yards rushing per game. Miami’s defense has been a bit better, giving up 18.2 points and 314.3 yards per contest. They are one of the few teams that have allowed more rushing yards than passing yards. Both teams have grabbed 16 interceptions.
It’s hard to believe Virginia Tech is so close to winning their division after their rough start. Miami has been disappointing this year, but a win in this game could provide the fan base with a lot of hope for the future.
College Teams: Miami Hurricanes, Virginia Tech Hokies
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