Miami football at Virginia Tech Noon Saturday ESPN

Nov 17, 2018; Blacksburg, VA, USA Mandatory Credit: Lee Luther Jr.-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 17, 2018; Blacksburg, VA, USA Mandatory Credit: Lee Luther Jr.-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami Football team plays on Saturday at noon on ESPN at Virginia Tech attempting to win their fourth straight game.

The Miami football team takes a three-game winning streak to Blacksburg, Virginia for a noon kickoff on ESPN the ACC announced Sunday. Miami won their last time in Blacksburg in 2018. The Hokies defeated the Hurricanes at Hard Rock Stadium last season. The home team has not won in the series since 2017.

Miami is 6-1 overall and 5-1 in the ACC ranked ninth in the country after an exhilarating 44-41 victory over North Carolina State on Friday night. D’Eriq King threw for 430 yards and five touchdowns and ran for 105. Virginia Tech was upset 38-35 at home against Liberty. The Hokies are 4-3, 4-2.

Miami is a half-game behind Clemson who is 7-1 in the ACC and overall following their double-overtime loss at Notre Dame Saturday night. The Fighting Irish are 7-0, 6-0 and lead the ACC. The victory by Notre Dame will make it much tougher for Miami to earn a berth in the ACC Championship.

The Hurricanes are going to need a loss by Notre Dame and hope the tiebreakers fall in their favor. As of now, Notre Dame will have the best head-to-head record if Miami, Clemson and the Fighting Irish all finished with one ACC loss. Miami and Notre Dame do not play this season. The Hurricanes lost at Clemson last month.

Saturday will be the second day game for Miami this season. Miami defeated Pittsburgh 31-19 at Hard Rock Stadium. Miami is 2-1 on the road this season following the win in Raleigh on Friday night. Miami won in September at Louisville and lost at Clemson. Miami will play its final road game of 2020 November 28 at Wake Forest.

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Miami has home games scheduled for November 21 against Georgia Tech and December 5 against North Carolina to finish the season. The Tar Heels and Demon Deacons are all one game behind Miami in the ACC in the loss column with two each. Third place in the ACC could be a spot in a New Year’s Six Bowl Game.