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2013 Virginia Tech Football: What To Watch Vs. Miami

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Virginia Tech Hokies (6-3) vs. Miami Hurricanes (7-1)

Virginia Tech Offense vs. Miami Defense

  • As I said in the Game Guide:
  • Miami runs a 4-3 formation defensively.
  • Defensively, the Hurricanes are giving up 364.1 yards per game, good for No. 32 nationally. They also are No. 25 in the nation in scoring defense, giving up 20.6 points per game.
  • In rushing defense, Miami is tied for No. 48 nationally, allowing 148 yards per game. Through the air, they've allowed 216.1 yards per game, good for a No. 37 ranking in the nation.
  • After nine games, the Hokies rank No. 101 in the nation in total offense with 348 yards per game
  • The Hokies rank No. 107 nationally in rushing with 116.8 yards on the ground per game.
  • Virginia Tech currently ranks No. 65 in the nation with 231.2 passing yards per game.
  • The Hokies rank No.100 in the country in scoring offense with 22.1 points per game.

Virginia Tech Defense vs. Miami Offense

  • As I said in the Game Guide:
  • Miami runs multiple formations on offense
  • The Hurricanes rank No. 38 nationally in total offense with 458.1 yards per game. They are also scoring 36.4 points per game, which ranks tied for No. 32 nationally.
  • Miami ranks No. 43 in passing offense with 259.9 yards per game through the air.
  • The Hurricanes rank No. 34 nationally with 198.3 yards per game on the ground.
  • Stephen Morris has passed for 1,655 yards with 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions so far this season.
  • Running back Duke Johnson is the Hurricanes leading-rusher at 920 yards and 6 touchdowns, but he was injured against Florida State and will miss the remainder of the season. His backup, has 294 yards and 3 touchdowns on the ground through eight games.
  • Allen Hurns leads the Hurricanes in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns with 33, 590 and 4  respectively.
  • The Hokies are ranked No. 9 in the nation in rushing defense, allowing 102.7 yards per game.
  • Virginia Tech ranks No. 1 in the nation in passing defense, allowing only 150.6 yards passing per game.
  • The Hokies rank No. 3 nationally in total defense, allowing 253.2 yards per game.
  • Virginia Tech is ranked for No. 9 nationally in scoring defense, allowing 16.9 points per game.

Watch the Box Score

  • Turnovers
  • Virginia Tech rushing yardage by players other than Logan Thomas
  • Miami
  • Field goals

Virginia Tech Players to Watch

Miami Players to Watch

Final Score

Miami 24 , Virginia Tech 10