Miami vs. Virginia Tech: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

Austin PorterCorrespondent IIIOctober 7, 2011

MIAMI - NOVEMBER 20:  Lamar Miller #6 of the Miami Hurricanes runs for a touchdown during a game against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Sun Life Stadium on November 20, 2010 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Virginia Tech 38, Miami 35 -- Final

The Miami Hurricanes will visit Blacksburg on Saturday afternoon to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies in a vital ACC Coastal matchup.

Both teams come in 0-1 in ACC play, and both are in must-win situations if they want to play in the ACC Championship in December.

Virginia Tech aims to run the football against a Miami defense that is ranked 105th in the country in rushing yards allowed. Junior phenom David Wilson will look to rack up another 100-yard game against the Hurricanes.

Miami hopes to win consecutive games for the first time in 2011 against a stingy Hokie defense. The Hurricanes plan on baiting Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas into mistakes by stopping the run and forcing Thomas to beat them with his arm.

In a game with huge Orange Bowl implications, expect a hard-fought game that will come down to the wire between these ACC rivals.

Follow this live blog for instant analysis, video highlights and score updates throughout the game on Saturday. Game time is 3:30 ET on ABC or ESPN.