The Miami Hurricanes (7-3) have dropped three straight and will look to rebound against a Virginia Cavaliers (2-8) squad riding a three-year win streak over "The U".
Miami jumped out to a 17-7 lead at Duke last week, but a Stephen Morris interception killed a promising drive and an opportunity to pull away. Instead, the Blue Devils pulled to within three, took a one-point lead into halftime and outlasted the Hurricanes, grinding out a 48-30 upset win.
Virginia is coming off a bye but is riding a brutal seven-game losing streak. The Cavaliers have two wins on the season—BYU and Virginia Military Institute—but are 0-6 in ACC play, with Miami and Virginia Tech looming.
Having lost three straight, a matchup against a struggling squad like Virginia appears ideal for Miami.
"Senior Day" at Sun Life Stadium for the home finale, taking on an inferior opponent, could help the Hurricanes to right the ship regarding the regular season, which ends at Pitt next Friday.
For Virginia, an opportunity to kick a Miami team that's obviously down, getting back to winning ways and ending a rough season on a high note.
Something has to give between these two Coastal Division foes—and it will, come high noon in South Florida this Saturday.
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Place: Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
TV: ESPN U/WatchESPN
Radio: WQAM 560 (Miami)—WINA 97.5 (Virginia)
Spread: Miami -19.5 (Hilton, Caesars, Mirage)