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Virginia takes down Miami in ACC Coastal action

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The ACC is wild.

Virginia v Miami Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

The ACC Coastal Division had a showcase game on Thursday night, as the Virginia Cavaliers traveled to Florida to face the Miami Hurricanes. This game had a direct impact on the Hokies, being it is a battle between two division teams.

Miami and Virginia, both hated rivals of the Hokies, went down to the wire on Thursday, but the Cavaliers survived, pulling out a 30-28 win over the Hurricanes to improve to 3-2 on the season, and 1-2 in ACC play.

The ‘Canes fall to 2-3 on the season and 0-1 in ACC play. The win helps the Hoos more than it hurts the Hurricanes. Virginia would’ve had a tough road ahead with three ACC losses. Meanwhile, it’s Miami’s first ACC loss, so it still controls its destiny.

This game ended in true ACC fashion as Miami kicker Andy Borregales missed a chip-shot 33-yard field goal as time expired to give UVa the critical win.

Virginia quarterback Brennan Armstrong was outstanding again, completing 25 of 44 passes for 268 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

Virginia’s next game is at Louisville on Oct. 9 — a winnable game. The ‘Canes are off next week and face North Carolina in Chapel Hill on Oct. 16. That could be an elimination game for one of those teams as UNC already has two ACC losses.

The Hokies remain atop the Coastal with a 1-0 record in ACC play.

Regardless of your rooting interest, it was a fun game on Thursday.