Nov 2, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies quarterback Logan Thomas (3) scrambles for yardage in the fourth quarter against the Boston College Eagles at Alumni Stadium. The Eagles defeated the Hokies 34-27. Mandatory Credit: Ed Wolfstein-USA TODAY Sports

Preview: Miami Hurricanes vs. Virginia Tech


The No. 11 Miami Hurricanes (7-1, 3-1 ACC) will face conference rival Virginia Tech (6-3, 3-2 ACC) on Saturday night, a game that could make or break UM’s hopes of winning the Coastal Division.

Both teams are coming off of loses, Virginia Tech falling to Boston College last weekend (34-27), while the Hurricanes were trounced by in-state rival Florida State (14-41) and lost stud RB Duke Johnson in the process.

While Miami sits atop the Coastal, any slip up by “the U” would cause a stir amongst the division.

The Hurricanes lead the series against Virgina Tech, 18-12, however, the Hokies have knocked off UM 12 of the last 18 times the two have met.

Virginia Tech is led by senior QB Logan Thomas who has thrown for 2,056 yards with 11 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.  Thomas has thrown 6 picks in his last two games, including four in their loss to Duke.

Following their season-opening loss against No. 1 Alabama, the Hokies went on to win next six consecutive games, including wins against conference opponents Georgia Tech, North Carolina and Pitt.

In their last two losses, Duke held Virgina Tech to just 10 points while Boston College gave up 27.

Freshman RB Trey Edmunds leads the Hokies’ rushing attack totaling 447 yards on the ground and adding 5 touchdowns.  WR Joshua Stanford is Thomas’ preferred target through the air and has 455 reception yards this season.

Miami Hurricanes

  • Rushing offense – 33rd
  • Passing offense – 43rd
  • Overall offense – 39th
  • Rushing defense – 43rd
  • Passing defense – 36th
  • Overall defense – 32nd

Virginia Tech

  • Rushing offense – 103rd
  • Passing offense – 65th
  • Overall offense – 103rd
  • Rushing defense – 10th
  • Passing defense – 1st
  • Overall defense – 3rd

*Stats courtesy of CBS Sports

When: Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, 7:00 pm ET

Where: Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL.

Television: ESPN

Spread: Miami -6.5 (Oddsshark)

 

 

 

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