Through 3 Quarters
The Virginia Tech Hokies are giving their home crowd exactly what it was hoping to see. After three quarters neither squad has the matchup in the bag, but Virginia Tech leads 24-19 over the Miami (FL) Hurricanes.
The Hokies have enjoyed the tag-team combination of QB Hendon Hooker and RB Jalen Holston. The former has accumulated 156 passing yards in addition to rushing for one TD and 69 yards, while the latter has punched in two rushing touchdowns. That touchdown -- a 53-yard rush in the first quarter -- was one of the highlights of the game.
Miami (FL) has been led by RB Cam'Ron Harris, who so far has punched in one rushing touchdown.
No. 9 Miami (FL) @ Virginia Tech
Current Records: Miami (FL) 6-1; Virginia Tech 4-3
What to Know
The Miami (FL) Hurricanes will hit the road for the second straight week as they head to Lane Stadium/Worsham Field at noon ET Saturday. They are currently enjoying a three-game winning streak and are looking to extend their dominance.
Last week, Miami (FL) turned the game against the NC State Wolfpack into a track meet and took the gold after outgaining them 620 yards to 410. The Hurricanes skirted past NC State 44-41. The win came about even with Miami (FL) handicapping themselves with 109 penalty yards. QB D'Eriq King was a one-man wrecking crew for Miami (FL), passing for five TDs and 430 yards on 41 attempts in addition to picking up 105 yards on the ground. That nimble footwork stands out as the first time King has hit the 100-yard rushing mark this season.
Special teams collected 14 points for Miami (FL). K Jose Borregales delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.
Speaking of close games: the Virginia Tech Hokies were close but no cigar last week as they fell 38-35 to the Liberty Flames. If the result catches you off guard, it should: the Hokies were far and away the favorite. They might have lost, but man -- QB Hendon Hooker was a total machine. He passed for three TDs and 217 yards on 27 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 156 yards.
Miami (FL)'s victory lifted them to 6-1 while Virginia Tech's loss dropped them down to 4-3. Virginia Tech has been dynamite on the offensive side of the ball, averaging 37.29 points per game. We'll see if the Hurricanes can find some way to disarm them.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 12 p.m. ET
- Where: Lane Stadium/Worsham Field -- Blacksburg, Virginia
- TV: ESPN
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $109.00
The Hokies are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Hurricanes, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 2.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Miami (FL) have won three out of their last five games against Virginia Tech.
- Oct 05, 2019 - Virginia Tech 42 vs. Miami (FL) 35
- Nov 17, 2018 - Miami (FL) 38 vs. Virginia Tech 14
- Nov 04, 2017 - Miami (FL) 28 vs. Virginia Tech 10
- Oct 20, 2016 - Virginia Tech 37 vs. Miami (FL) 16
- Oct 17, 2015 - Miami (FL) 30 vs. Virginia Tech 20