Can No. 12 Florida State pull off the upset and ruin Clemson's perfect season?
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With an O-line failing to protect an already struggling Brad Kaaya, Miami has lost three straight and hasn't scored 20 points in any of those games.
Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer
Miami gave up eight sacks last week in a loss to Virginia Tech, while Notre Dame has struggled to get after the passer (six sacks in seven games). Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said he is not reading too much into the Hurricanes' performance last week as an indicator his team might get more sacks Saturday. "Virginia Tech can be an avalanche," Kelly said. "Bud Foster does a great job of doing that against everybody. He's been doing that for 30 years."
Clemson-Florida State is obviously of interest, but Virginia Tech's visit to Pitt on Thursday night might matter quite a bit in the Coastal Division.
Dabo Swinney is going to have to figure out the Tallahassee riddle to keep Clemson on target for a CFP return; Miami-Notre Dame arrives with a whimper.
The Tigers look to overcome what appears to be the last major hurdle between them and the ACC title game.
Miami got off to a good start under Mark Richt, but a three-game losing streak ended any CFP hopes. The Hurricanes and Houston were the only teams booted from playoff contention this week.
Saturday's Miami-Notre Dame game isn't what we thought it would be two months ago, much less approaching the highly charged meetings of yesteryear.
Thursday's game between Virginia Tech and Pitt should offer a lot of answers in the ACC Coastal race.
Syracuse improves to 4-4 with its second straight win, and the Orange appear headed -- for now -- toward a bowl.
Pitt and Virginia Tech will meet in a key Coastal Division game on Thursday night, with each team sitting with one loss in conference play.
As many fans look for information on whether their team can sneak into the national playoff, Duke supporters wonder if they might be bowl bound.
The Hokies got a solid offensive effort and shut down Miami, knocking the Canes out of the ACC Coastal race and continuing its own resurgence.
Jerod Evans threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third and Virginia Tech beat Miami 37-16 on Thursday night.
David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer
Virginia Tech racked up 523 yards of offense and sacked Brad Kaaya eight times in a 37-16 win over Miami that effectively ended the Hurricanes division hopes and put the Hokies in the Coastal Division driver's seat.
Evans, Hokies pull away late
After Virginia Tech stopped Miami on downs, Jerod Evans finds a gap and adds a 34-yard TD run with 2:45 left to his two touchdown passes. Virginia Tech beat Miami 37-16.
Virginia Tech FB extends lead with TD pass
Fullback Sam Rogers takes the handoff and passes to a wide-open Steven Peoples for a 13-yard touchdown late in the third quarter. The Hokies lead Miami 30-16.
David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer
Virginia Tech has sacked Brad Kaaya five times so far, the most by a Hokies defense in a conference game since it recorded 7 against Wake Forest in 2014 in the infamous 6-3 double OT game.
Hurricanes strike back with TD
Brad Kaaya's second touchdown pass of the game is 35 yards to Christopher Herndon IV midway through the third quarter. Miami cuts Virginia Tech's lead to 23-16.
Miami @ Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Notre Dame Stadium - Sat 10/29