Miami Hurricanes are Underdogs Against Virginia Tech, Maybe.

BLACKSBURG, VA - OCTOBER 20: Running back Travon McMillian
BLACKSBURG, VA - OCTOBER 20: Running back Travon McMillian /
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Virginia Tech is 9-3 Against the spread in its last 12 games versus the Miami Hurricanes. Yes. The Hurricanes are a 2.5 point underdog at home. Those are the facts.

The Miami Hurricanes are in the midst of a twelve game winning streak dating back to last year. They have won a bowl game in that time frame and beat in-state rival Florida State. This Saturday’s game is of blackout variety, at night, in a revamped selectively electric Hard Rock stadium.

Virginia Tech has one loss on the year when they were beaten soundly by the defending national champion Clemson Tigers. The Hokies have also benefited from playing a very favorable schedule. Their wins include Delaware, East Carolina and Old Dominion.

For all intents and purposes, the Miami Hurricanes should be an odds-on favorite when they face off this Saturday versus the Hokies but they are not. You cannot be totally appalled or shocked by it. You just need to accept two simple truths in modern day college football. Recent history and style points.

The Miami Hurricanes and Hokies had a common opponent in North Carolina. If this was a runway show and the Tar Heels were the backdrop, Virginia Tech was elegant, confident and brilliant. The Hokies dazzled the audience with style, glitz and high heel sashayed UNC 59-7.