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Virginia Tech vs. Virginia: TV Info, Spread, Injury Updates, Game Time and More
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As has been the case since 1996, the Virginia Tech Hokies and Virginia Cavaliers will do battle Saturday for the Commonwealth Cup in a rivalry that dates back to 1895.

The Hokies have won nine straight in the series and 13 of the last 14. They enter the matchup with a chance to play in the ACC Championship Game with a win and a Duke loss to North Carolina.

Unfortunately, things have not been positive as of late. The 7-4 Hokies have lost three of their last four—with all losses coming to unranked teams.

Things have been even worse for the 2-9 Cavaliers. They enter on an eight-game skid, and seven of those losses have been by 10 or more points.

The following is everything fans must know about the upcoming rivalry clash.

 

When: Saturday, Nov. 30 at 3:30 p.m. ET

Where: Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, Va.

Television: ESPNU

Live Stream: ESPN3

Betting Lines (via Vegas Insider)

  • Over/Under: 41.5
  • Spread: Virginia Tech (-13)

 

Hokies Injury Report (via USA Today)

Hokies Injury Report
Player Pos. Date Details Status Injury
Drew Burns LB 11/09/2013 will miss the remainder of the season Out arm
Antone Exum CB 11/24/2013 is questionable for Saturday's game against Virginia Questionable ankle
Kyle Fuller CB 11/18/2013 is expected to miss 4-6 weeks Out groin
Tony Gregory RB 08/17/2013 will miss the entire season Out knee
Dakota Jackson TE 11/24/2013 is questionable for Saturday's game against Virginia Questionable ribs
Ryan Malleck TE 08/30/2013 will miss the entire season Out shoulder
Corey Marshall DT 08/22/2013 is out indefinitely Out personal
Carlis Parker WR 11/24/2013 is questionable for Saturday's game against Virginia Questionable groin
Matt Roth DE 11/24/2013 is questionable for Saturday's game against Virginia Questionable head
Joe St. Germain LS 11/24/2013 is questionable for Saturday's game against Virginia Questionable foot
Wyatt Teller T 11/24/2013 is questionable for Saturday's game against Virginia Questionable undisclosed
Ronny Vandyke LB 08/17/2013 will miss the entire season Out shoulder
Devin Vandyke LB 09/17/2013 will miss the remainder of the season Out knee

USA Today

 

Cavaliers Injury Report (via USA Today)

Cavaliers Injury Report
Player Pos. Date Details Status Injury
Sean Cascarano OL 10/01/2013 will miss the remainder of the season Out hip
Ian Frye K 10/09/2013 is out indefinitely Out hip
Jack McDonald T 11/24/2013 is questionable for Saturday's game against Virginia Tech Questionable leg
Demetrious Nicholson CB 11/03/2013 will miss the remainder of the season Out toe
John Pond C 11/24/2013 is questionable for Saturday's game against Virginia Tech Questionable undisclosed
Kelvin Rainey S 11/24/2013 is questionable for Saturday's game against Virginia Tech Questionable undisclosed
Wilfred Wahee CB 08/22/2013 will miss the entire season Out knee

USA Today

Can Logan Thomas Take Care of the Football?

Remember those losses to unranked opposition I mentioned? Hokies fans can thank senior quarterback Logan Thomas for two of the three.

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In a 13-10 loss to Duke, Thomas tossed four interceptions and failed to throw a touchdown. Likewise, in a 34-27 loss to Boston College, Thomas threw a pair of touchdowns and interceptions.

Thomas has thrown multiple interceptions in four games this year to end up with his current line of 15 touchdowns to 12 interceptions and a sub-60 percent completion rate.

The task at hand appears easy for Thomas against a Cavaliers defense that ranks outside the top 100 in the nation with an average of 34.8 points allowed per game. Then again, Thomas threw two interceptions per game against Western Carolina of the Southern Conference and Marshall of C-USA.

Thomas must take care of the football, or this one will be too close for comfort.

 

Prediction

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Luckily for Thomas, he may not have to do much for the Hokies to pick up the win.

As iffy as Thomas has looked at times, his defense has been able to bail him out. The Hokies have a top-10 defense that allows an average of 18.5 points per game.

This perfectly sets up the Hokies for a win. The Cavaliers likely have an upset on the mind, but an offense that ranks outside of the top 100 in the nation with an average of 21 points scored per game will find it difficult to score enough to win.

Thomas won't have a perfect game, but the Virginia Tech defense will hold the Cavaliers in check.

 

Final Score: Hokies 21, Cavaliers 14

 

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