Miami Hurricanes vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Complete Game Preview

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Miami Hurricanes vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Complete Game Preview
Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports
Running back Dallas Crawford will have an increased role for Miami with Duke Johnson sidelined for the year.

The Miami Hurricanes and Virginia Tech Hokies will meet up this Saturday night in South Florida. On the line, an inside track to the ACC Coastal Division title with little margin for error as the regular season winds down.

Miami and Virginia Tech have history. Former Big East foes, both programs jumped to the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2004. Since then, the Hokies have claimed the Coastal six times and the conference crown on four occasions. Nine years in, the Hurricanes are still yet to represent the division.

Virginia Tech has a 6-4 advantage over Miami since joining the ACC and is 12-6 since notching its first-ever series win back in 1995.

The Hurricanes won last year's Thursday night showdown at Sun Life Stadium, 30-12, but prior to that had dropped 5-of-6 to the Hokies.

Atlantic Coast Conference realignment—the addition of Syracuse and Pittsburgh—resulted in a second straight match-up between Miami and Virginia Tech in South Florida, an obvious break for the Hurricanes.

Miami (7-1) enters this week's contest coming off a 41-14 loss to Florida State in Tallahassee. Virginia Tech (6-3) has dropped two straight, falling to Boston College and Duke back-to-back-weeks.

Time: 7:00 p.m. ET

Place: Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL

TV: ESPN/WatchESPN

Radio: WQAM 560 (Miami) - WBRW 103.5 (Virginia Tech)

Spread: Miami -6.5 (Hilton, Caesars, Mirage)

 

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