Miami Hurricanes at Virginia Tech Hokies: Live Streaming and Game Info

The Miami Hurricanes head to Blacksburg, VA with their hopes of advancing to their first ACC Championship game on the line. To accomplish their goal, the Hurricanes are likely going to have to win their last six games.

The Hurricanes come into Blacksburg with a two-game losing streak. Their four-game gauntlet against Florida State, North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Notre Dame is at its halfway point. They can still have a memorable season if they can win out.

That is clearly going to be a difficult task. The game against the Hokies is arguably their most challenging one on their schedule all season. Miami leads the all-time series 20-13 but trails 7-6 in Blacksburg. The Hurricanes have won the last two meetings, including breaking a three-game losing streak in Blacksburg two years ago.

The Hokies have the nation’s seventh-best defense,  but the ‘Canes have pasted the Hokies for 30 points in each of the last two meetings. The Hokies defense ranked 44th last season and 21st in 2014.

Just like last week against North Carolina, Miami and Virginia Tech enter their matchup coming off losses. Miami was favored against North Carolina, but it was clearly a matchup of two comparable teams.

Virginia Tech’s 31-17  loss at Syracuse surprised everyone around the ACC. It was by far the biggest for the Orange in the short era of Dino Babers. Babers and his Orange beat VA Tech and their first-year coach Justin Fuente.

Fuente will face a coach in his first year at his new school when Fuente and Mark Richt stand across the sidelines from each other. Last year’s win over Georgia Tech was Al Golden’s last as a Miami Head Coach.

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Game Information:

Receiving Votes/RV MIAMI HURRICANES (4-2; 1-2 ACC)

Head Coach: Mark Richt (Miami, 1982) Record at Miami: 4-2 (first season) | Career Record: 149-53 (16th season)


Head Coach: Justin Fuente (Murray State, 1999) Record at Virginia Tech: 4-2 (first season) | Career Record: 30-25 (fifth season)

Miami at Virginia Tech Oct. 20, 2016 • 7 p.m. ET • Blacksburg, Va. • Lane Stadium (66,233)

Series History: Miami leads, 20-13, In Blacksburg: Virginia Tech leads, 7-6 Last Meeting: Miami defeated Virginia Tech, 30-20 (2015) in Miami Gardens, Fla.

Television/Streaming: ESPN Dave Flemming, PxP • Jesse Palmer, Analyst • Laura Rutledge, Sideline

Radio/ Audio Streaming WQAM 560 AM • Joe Zagacki, PxP • Don Bailey Jr., Analyst • Josh Darrow, Sideline RADIO ACTUALIDAD 1020 AM • Jose ‘Chamby’ Campos, PxP • Daniel Ramirez, Analyst



2016-10-17 Chad Thomas DL Thomas is dealing with an unspecified injury and is is unclear if he will play against Virginia Tech on Thursday. Ques Thurs
2016-10-17 Demetrius Jackson DL Jackson is ailing from an injury to an unannounced location and will not play Thursday against Virginia Tech. Out Thurs
2016-10-11 Gerald Willis DL Willis missed the last game with a knee injury and will sit against Virginia Tech on Thursday. Out Thurs
2016-10-10 Sunny Odogwu OL Odogwu is expected to miss an extended amount of time due to an ankle injury. Out indefinitely
2016-10-09 Scott Patchan DL Patchan will not play against Virginia Tech on Thursday due to an unspecified issue. Out Thurs

Virginia Tech

2016-10-16 Parker Osterloh OL Osterloh is nursing a lower-body injury and it is unknown if he will suit up Thursday against Miami. Ques Thurs
2016-09-17 Deshawn McClease RB McClease will miss the season with an upper-body injury. out for season
2016-09-17 Jimmie Taylor DE Taylor has missed the last four games with an upper-body injury and is uncertain to play Thursday against Miami. Ques Thurs

Miami’s injuries and lack of depth have been a problem all season. They were able to get by against FAMU, FAU, and Appalachian State. In ACC play that’s going to be far more difficult. The Defensive Line has been decimated by injuries.

Starting Viper/End Demetrius Jackson is definitely out Thursday as are backup tackles Gerald Willis and Scott Patchan. Willis has been a force when healthy. He has 11 tackles, five tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks in the four games he’s played. Patchan has yet to make his Miami debut after redshirting in 2015.

Through six games, Chad Thomas has been arguably Miami’s most disruptive player on defensive. The Junior from Legendary Booker T. Washington in Miami, has 22 tackles, eight for loss, 3.5 sacks and one pass defended. Thomas is listed as questionable with an unknown injury.

Trent Harris has been sharing the End/Viper position with Jackson. He has 10 tackles, 4.5 for loss, two sacks and a forced fumble this season. Right Tackle Sunny Ogodwu who was coming off knee surgery from last season will miss his second straight game with an ankle injury. Tyree St. Louis will make his second straight start in his place.

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