(13)Virginia Tech @ (10)Miami
(Favorite: Miami - 2 1/2)
Bbaver: The Pick: Virginia Tech - Tough call again. Miami has played over their heads and probably succumbs to the pressure of being undefeated in November.
Cory: This is going to be an interesting game. Virginia Tech appears to be a legit team, with the Hokies only loss coming to Clemson. Miami, on the other hand, still has question marks. Yes, the Hurricanes are undefeated but every game is a close one. Their last four wins were by eight points or less, and those didn't exactly come against good teams. In fact, looking at the entire schedule the only quality win Miami has is a one-point win over Georgia Tech. Hurricanes quarterback Malik Rosier continues to get it done, with 2,071 passing yards, 17 touchdowns and just four interceptions. That said, playing against Virginia Tech will be a much tougher test for Rosier and the Hurricanes. Since losing to Clemson, the Hokies have given up just 20 total points in three games. It does not seem likely that Miami's record will remain spotless after this week. Virginia Tech 31, Miami 24
Gregg: I believe Miami has been very fortunate to remain unbeaten, today that fortune changes. Virginia Tech 35 Miami 24
Jason: In a big game in the ACC, one loss Virginia Tech visits undefeated Miami on Saturday night.
The Hokies upped their current winning streak to three after a 24-3 victory over Duke last week. The Hokies outgained Duke 387-183, including 187-101 on the ground. The Hokies have now outgained each of their last seven opponents, four of them by 200 yards or more. Freshman quarterback Josh Jackson has thrown for 18 TD’s and 4 interceptions.
The Canes upped their winning streak to 12 games, the longest in college football, with a 24-19 victory at North Carolina last week. It took a late fumble recovery to secure the win after allowing Carolina to come back from two scores back to make it interesting. QB Malik Rosier completed 16 of 38 for 356 yards with three touchdowns. Despite being unbeaten, the Canes have really struggled of late and Tech is rolling, confident and dangerous. The Hokies come away with a big road win and take control of the ACC Coastal. VT 28 Miami 17
jOShUa: Virginia Tech is a good team, and Miami has yet to really face a team with a winning record. However, Miami is winning. Normally, home field advantage would be a factor for most teams, but the 8,000 fans who will be there at Hard Rock Cafe Stadium will see the Hurricanes take a loss. Virginia Tech 24 - Miami 17
Dr. Mark: Miami 24-21, honestly not sure how to pick this game
PJSBuck: Yes, a true elimination game and should ALSO be fun to watch. I will go with Miami by 6 in a rock-em, sock-em game.
Pia Pete: VT hands the Canes their first loss. VT 24 – UM 17
Coach Rick: This will be the best game of the weekend. I have to go with the home team in a Miami win 31 to 28.
Steven: Miami has been living on borrowed time. They've squeaked by nearly every opponent they have faced and their ticket will come due. The Hokies are TRULY the under the radar team right now. Their only loss is to Clemson, and outside of that 14 point loss, they have outscored their opponents 266-61. Even taking into account the 31-17 loss they average a 35-11 advantage over their opponents. I don't care if this is on the road. The U pulled rabbits out of their hat to beat a much inferior Georgia Tech, (albeit in a pretty bad rainstorm). Against a team with a real defense, I say the go down, hard. VT 38-10
Trout: I think the Hokies win this game, but it will be very close. Both teams have had good years, but neither have lit the world on fire. They have been squeaking by bad teams, and neither have a marquee win. Both teams average around the same yards offensively, but what might be the deciding factor is the Hokies defense. The average 284.5 yards allowed a game, while, the Hurricanes average 377.4 yards allowed a game. I see the game being very tight and very low scoring, possibly ending on a field goal. end the end, the Hokies do just enough offensively, to best the Canes. (Virginia Tech, 17-14)
Rod Gerald (1975-78): Miami beat VT, Canes are undefeated with 2 talented qbs. Former Georgia Coach Mark Richt has canes seeing playoff berth & possible first title run in some time, it appears the undefeated season will continue for Miami.
GameDay: Desmond Howard and Thurman Thomas put their faith in the 'U', Lee Corso is going with the Hokies.
Final Score: Miami xx Virginia Tech xx