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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Running Back:

Travis Homer despite having an off game vs UNC still averages 6.32 yards a carry, 73 yards a game and has five touchdowns. Homer has 14 receptions which is more than the combined total of the Hokie duo. Homer has the ability to factor more individually and has shown the ability to pop big runs vs FSU, Duke, Georgia Tech and Syracuse.

The Hokie duo of Travon MacMillion and Deshawn McClease average a combined 4.53 a carry and have combined for five touchdowns as a tandem.

Edge: Miami.

Wide Receiver/Tight end:

Braxton Berrios leads the team in receptions with 32 followed by Christopher Herndon (30) then Ahmmon Richards (14)  Hokie Senior Receiver Cam Phillips is 6th in the conference with 51 receptions and Sophomore Sean Savoy has 30.

Miami separates here because of the big-play threat. The Hurricanes have three rotational receivers who average over 20 yards a catch. Jeff Thomas (22.64) Darrell Langham (20.70) and Richards (20.29)  The Hokies not so much and their Tight end is an afterthought averaging 1.3 catches a game. Edge: Miami

Offensive Line:

Virginia Tech is only giving up 1.63 sacks a game vs Miami’s 1.86 a game. Miami runs the ball for 167 yards a game and Virginia Tech 180. But consider Virginia Tech averages 13 more attempts a game rushing than Miami.