Hokies Vs Hurricanes : Can Virginia Tech Survive The Storm?

Jacob MotleyContributor ISeptember 20, 2009

Rumblings around the football world are that "The U" is back. That "U" being the University of Miami.

Jacory Harris has brought new life to this team. He is calm, cool, and collected, and is running their offense with an Iron Fist.

For the third time in four weeks Virginia Tech will be facing a top 25 ranked football team. Miami will be coming into Blacksburg off a stomping of Georgia Tech and ego-boosting rivalry win over Florida State.

This game could have major implications in the ACC Coastal division. Miami has already played two conference games, while this one is the first for the Hokies. If Frank Beamer wants to lead his team to a third straight ACC Championship he will have to find a way to settle down this raging Hurricane from Miami.

Many claim that Jacory Harris hasn't seen a solid defensive test yet, but he will this Saturday. Zac Lee from Nebraska came into Blacksburg with 6 touchdowns and 70 percent completion percentage. He left with 0 touchdowns, 2 interceptions, and just over 30 percent completion percentage for the game. Bud Foster will look to rattle the cage of Jacory Harris and make him second guess himself.

Miami did a great job against the triple option attack of Georgia Tech so Virginia Tech will once again need to find success passing the ball if they expect to get some open lanes for Ryan Williams. Teams have had success passing against Miami's secondary so if Tyrod Taylor can find some receivers Virginia Tech could win this one.

However, if this game becomes a scoring battle, Virginia Tech doesn't have much of a chance. Miami can put points up in a hurry, the Hokies can not.

Virginia Tech has to pressure Jacory Harris and pick off his  occasional, questionable deep passes into coverage. They have to find success passing the ball to lead the way for offensive power Ryan Williams.

No. 9 Miami, No.11 Virginia Tech, quite an afternoon of football is in store this Saturday.

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