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Virginia Tech Football: Miami Inside The Numbers

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Let’s look back at some history of the former Big East foes.

NCAA Football: Miami at North Carolina Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The pivotal A.C.C. match up featuring the Miami Hurricanes and the Virginia Tech Hokies is coming up on on Saturday. It’s a prime time affair that brings me back to the golden era of Big East football. Miami and Virginia Tech’s annual game usually decided the Big East. It’s pretty cool to see the game dictate the Coastal division this time around. I thought it would be a good time to look at the battle historically.

Miami owns the lifetime series. The ‘Canes are currently holding a 20-14 advantage in the series. Virginia Tech won the last tilt, 37-16. In, 2003, Virginia Tech beat the #2 Hurricanes, 31-7. This is the highest ranked opponent Virginia Tech has ever defeated. The last time both teams were ranked was in 2010. The 14th ranked Hokies beat the 24th ranked Hurricanes, 31-17. Miami has faced Virginia Tech twice as the nation’s top ranked team. The Hokies ended up on the short end of the stick in both contests. The latest time the Hokies fell to a number one Hurricane squad was in 2002.

Virginia Tech has ten conference championships. Miami has only nine. That is about the only historical advantage Virginia Tech holds over the ‘Canes. Miami has five national championships, Virginia Tech has..well, Virginia Tech has Top of the Stairs. This game is good vs. evil. This game is turnover chain vs. lunchpail. It’s Miami week. Need we say more?