After a big win against Virginia Tech, the Miami Hurricanes head into Charlottesville this week to face off with Virginia.
Virginia (3-6, 1-4 ACC) has struggled this season, but just defeated N.C. State behind sophomore running back Kevin Parks and sophomore quarterback Phillip Sims.
Here's a look at the ACC Coastal showdown on Saturday.
Where: Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, VA
When: Saturday, Nov. 10 at 12 p.m. ET
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Betting Line: Virginia -1 (via ScoresAndOdds.com)
What's At Stake?
Virginia (3-6, 1-4) is far back in the ACC Coastal division, but the Miami Hurricanes (5-4, 4-2) have an opportunity to capture the division and vie for the ACC championship this season.
Miami hasn't won a conference since winning the Big East in 2003. The Hurricanes have yet to finish better than second place in the Coastal division since the ACC began divisional play in 2005.
Injury Report (via USA Today)
DL Curtis Porter - Appendix - Questionable
LB Denzel Perryman - Ankle - Questionable
DB Kacy Rodgers - Leg - Questionable
WR Brian Pomper - Lower Body - Day-to-Day
DE Diamonte Bailey - Illness - Day-to-Day
OT Nick Koutris - Lower Body - Day-to-Day
FB Sammy MacFarlane - Lower Body - Day-to-Day
RB Clifton Richardson - Illness - Day-to-Day
DE Bill Schautz - Lower Body - Day-to-Day
What They're Saying
Two Miami Hurricanes were named ACC players of the week in Week 10: Linebacker Gabe Terry (specialist) and running back Duke Johnson (rookie), per ESPN.
Terry blocked a punt that led to the Hurricanes' first touchdown of the game in the 30-12 victory over Virginia Tech last week.
Johnson ran for 100 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries, his second 100-yard rushing game this season.
As for Virginia, defensive tackle Chris Brathwaite won the award for the ACC's best defensive lineman of the week, while Maurice Canady was named a co-defensive back of the week.
Brathwaite notched five tackles (2.5 tackles for loss), two sacks and one forced fumble in the 33-6 victory over N.C. State. The Wolfpack rushed for a season-low 19 yards.
Canady registered seven tackles and an interception while N.C. State passed for a season-low 197 yards.
Miami (FL) Player to Watch: Duke Johnson, RB
After Duke Johnson's performance against Virginia Tech last week, it's hard to ignore the freshman.
The last time Virginia faced a rushing attack ranked in the top 100 in yards per game, they gave up 167 yards and three touchdowns on the ground against Louisiana Tech.
Virginia has allowed 6.4 yards per pass attempt this season (tied for 30th in the FBS), while allowing 3.85 yards per carry (48th) and 15 rushing touchdowns (tied for 72nd).
Miami could have more success running the pigskin in Charlottesville.
Virginia Player to Watch: Kevin Parks, RB
The Hurricanes' run defense has been atrocious this season. They have allowed 5.13 yards per carry (109th in the FBS) and 25 rushing touchdowns (tied for 118th).
Parks, a sophomore, just posted his second 100-yard rushing game in his last three contests. He's also facing a more forgiving run defense than N.C. State's unit.
Key Matchup: Virginia Run Game vs. Miami (FL) Run Defense
Virginia isn't known for its running game (322 carries, 82nd in the nation), but the recent success of Parks and the pliability of Miami's defense on the ground could see the Cavaliers use the sophomore more often in this game.
Parks had a career-high 25 carries for 115 rushing yards against N.C. State.
Prediction: Virginia 27, Miami (FL) 24
Both programs are coming off big wins, but I do like Virginia's run game here against Miami. I still think the Hurricanes will score a good amount of points, but I see the Cavaliers scoring more in what should be a tight contest.