· DATE: Saturday, November 4 TIME: 8:00 p.m. TV: ABC
· Miami is coming off a 30-23 loss at Georgia Tech. Miami was led by Javarris James who rushed for 113 yards, Kyle Wright who passed for 246 yards, and Greg Olsen with 91 yards receiving.
· Virginia Tech is coming off a 24-7 victory over Clemson. Branden Ore rushed for 203 yards on 37 carries.
· Miami leads the all-time series 16-7.
QB #3 Kyle Wright LT #77 Reggie Youngblood RB #5 Javarris James LG #72 Andrew Bain FB #88 Chris Zellner C #78 Anthony Wollschlager WR #9 Lance Leggett RG #71 Derrick Morse WR #83 Sam Shields RT #64 Jason Fox TE #82 Greg OlsenOther Key Players: QB Kirby Freeman, RB Tyrone Moss, WR Rashaun Jones, TE DajLeon Farr, OT Chris Rutledge, FB James Bryant
Keep your eye on: Freeman, who is supposed to get playing time in the first half.
LE #98 Baraka Atkins CB #4 Glenn Sharpe LT #99 Kareem Brown CB #19 Brandon Meriweather RT #95 Bryan Pata FS #1 Kenny Phillips RE #81 Calais Campbell SS #35 Lovon Ponder WLB #2 Jon Beason MLB #55 Glenn Cook SLB #52 Tavares GoodenOther Key Players: DT Teraz McCray, DE Eric Moncur, CB Chavez Grant
Keep your eye on: Beason, who is returning from a knee injury he suffered on Oct. 21
HURRICANES (23.4 ppg, 14.9 pag) QB Kyle Wright 1571 yards 62% 8 TD 5 INT RB Javarris James 529 yards 5.8 avg 3 TD WR Lance Leggett 32 receptions 467 yards 2 TD WR Sam Shields 26 receptions 364 yards 3 TD FS Kenny Phillips 46 tackles, 4 INT DE Calais Campbell 29 tackles, 4 sacks KR Rashaun Jones 21.5 KR, 6.8 PR, 0 TD K Jon Peattie 8-12 FG, long 50, 21-21 XP HOKIES (28.5 ppg, 12.0 pag) QB Sean Glennon 1472 yards 58% 8 TD 6 INT RB Branden Ore 939 yards 5.7 avg 11 TD WR David Clowney 25 receptions 301 yards 0 TD WR Josh Morgan 22 receptions 268 yards 3 TD LB Vince Hall 71 tackles, 2 sacks LB Xavier Adibi 54 tackles, 2 interceptions K Brandon Pace 10-10 FG, long 42, 26-28 XP
When Miami has the ball…
QB #3 Kyle Wright vs. Entire Virginia Tech defense
Bottom-line, Wright has to lead this team to a victory. They need it now more than ever. This is his defining moment.
When Virginia Tech has the ball…
RB #28 Branden Ore vs. DT #95 Bryan Pata/DT #99 Kareem Brown
Ore is coming off back-to-back 200-yard games and Brown has stated earlier this week that UM isn't impressed. Pata and Brown need big games to stop Ore at the line of scrimmage.
· LB Jon Beason - Probable, knee
· WR Ryan Moore - Questionable, suspension
· OL Alex Pou - Doubtful, knee
· S Anthony Reddick - Out, suspension
· LB Colin McCarthy - Out, hamstring
· WR Darnell Jenkins - Out, knee
· LB Romeo Davis - Out for season, knee
NEXT GAME - November 11 at Maryland
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