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Thursday Night Preview: Virginia Tech at Miami

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Virginia Tech at Miami (-4)-Tonight Virginia Tech and Miami continue the trail of tears-esque march towards crowning an ACC Champion. Miami has won 4 in a row (3 of them ACC games) and hasn't played since November 1 when they won an overtime game at Virginia. Since that time, as evidenced by the above picture, they've practiced by tackling their coach. In fact, while Miami has been been virtually ignored by everyone since Randy Shannon threatened to pee on Urban Meyer's missing chin, they've gone 5-2 with both losses on the road by a total of 6 points. Currently, they're at 3-2 in conference. Win this game and they move to the head of the ACC Coastal Division, albeit with two road games left. Lose, and they're probably eliminated from contention. Although, to be fair, who has any idea what's going to happen? At the very least they've had 12 days to prepare for Virginia Tech.Meanwhile Virginia Tech is coming off a win last Thursday night against Maryland. That win broke a string of two consecutive conference losses and kept them alive in the race. Win this game at Miami and Tech would only have to beat Duke and Virginia in Blacksburg to advance to the ACC Championship game. Meaning your ACC Coastal Champion will probably be 6-2. Lose, and it's likely that there will be a scrum of teams at 5-3. Most likely a four-way tie at 5-3 in the Coastal Division. (In fact if Virginia Tech beat Miami but found a way to lose to Virginia and a few other things played out, we could even end up with the unheard of five-way tie in the Coastal Division). In other game news, Wyoming is playing UNLV in the Mountain West, Buffalo hosts Akron, and some NFL team called the Patriots that no one ever heard of is playing another NFL team that no one ever hears anything about. Some quarterback named Favre? I think he's Dutch.

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