Miami football versus Virginia Tech: Game, weather information and coaching matchups

Oct 30, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 30, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football team will honor their seniors in the final home game of the season on Saturday against Virginia Tech. Miami will have one of its largest classes of seniors after several players return for the extra season granted because of COVID. The final game of the regular season is next week at Duke.

Miami won 25-24 at Virginia Tech last season. The Hurricanes have won three of the four against the Hokies. Both teams enter the game on Saturday after a tumultuous week. Miami fired athletic director Blake James on Monday. Virginia Tech fired head coach Justin Fuente on Tuesday. J.C. Price was named interim coach.

Price was the co-defensive line coach. Prior to coming to Virginia Tech this season, Price spent nine seasons at Marshall. Price was the co-defensive coordinator of the Thundering Herd for the last three seasons. Jenn Strawley is the interim athletic director for Miami replacing James. A quick search is expected for Miami AD.

Miami will try to get back on track after a disappointing 31-28 loss at Florida State on Saturday. The Miami football team won their three previous games before the loss to the Seminoles. Virginia Tech won 48-17 at Duke last weekend and has won two of their last three. Miami and Virginia Tech are both 5-5 overall and 3-3 in the ACC.

"Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 7:30 p.m. ETMiami Gardens, Fla., Hard Rock Stadium (68,400)ACC NetworkVIRGINIA TECH HOKIES (5-5, 3-3 ACC)HEAD COACH: Justin Fuente (Murray State, 1999) | CAREER: 69-54 (10th season) | AT VIRGINIA TECH: 43-31 (sixth)MIAMI HURRICANES (5-5, 3-3 ACC)HEAD COACH: Manny Diaz (Florida State, 1995) | CAREER: 19-15 (third season) | AT MIAMI: 19-15 (third)Information courtesy of MiamiHurricanes.Com"

Miami Football versus Virginia Tech all-time series

Virginia Tech is the third most common opponent for Miami. The Hurricanes lead the all-time series with the Hokies 23-14. Miami has a 13-7 lead in Miami and has won four of seven played at Hard Rock Stadium. Miami and Virginia Tech have played every season since 1992 dating to when they played in the Big East.

The Hurricanes average 22.2 points per game in the series and allow 20.0. Miami is averaging  32.4 points per game this season which is 39th and allowing 30.5 which ranks 98th. Virginia Tech averages 24.3 PPG which is 96th and allows 21.3 which is 32nd. Is strength versus strength and weakness versus weakness.


The weather forecast per at game time is 76 degrees with a 45 percent chance of showers. Wins is expected ENE at 11 miles per hour with the Humidity at 82 percent. Rain probably favors Virginia Tech with a better defense and potentially a lower-scoring game. Virginia Tech averages 174 rushing yards per game.

The Hokies are allowing 185.3 yards per game rushing. Miami averages 133.9 rushing and allows 137.9. Virginia Tech averages 186.4 passing yards per game and allows 186.3. Miami has been far more prolific passing. The Hurricanes average 310.6 passing and allow 270.2. Miami benefits in a high-scoring game.

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Miami should be able to ride the emotion of Senior Day and hopefully, the rain will hold off. It will likely come down to how well Miami plays defensively and if Virginia Tech can move offensively. Miami and Virginia Tech will kick off at 7:30 PM ET on the ACC Network. The Hurricanes kick off next week at Duke at 12:30 PM ET.