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Hokies turn the page toward Miami

By Brad Zahar, bzahar@wdbj7.com
Published On: Nov 04 2013 06:32:46 PM EST
Updated On: Nov 04 2013 08:23:27 PM EST

The Hokies are still in the thick of the Coastal Division race in the ACC, but they haven't done themselves any favors with two straight losses.

BLACKSBURG, Va. -

At 6-3 and losers of their last two, Virginia Tech still has a chance to win the Coastal Division of the ACC.

The Hokies are one game behind Miami, the team they play this Saturday.

“They definitely present some weaknesses I feel we can take advantage of,” said Safety Kyshoen Jarrett. “This is going to be another great challenge for us.”

The Canes took a big hit in the loss to Florida State last weekend. Sophomore Running Back, Duke Johnson, injured his ankle in the 41-14 loss to Florida State. 

“Obviously they lost their running back, but generally speaking, they’ve got one waiting to become a star and the Crawford kid has stepped in there,” said Head Coach Frank Beamer.

Dallas Crawford has nine touchdowns this year and is averaging nearly 4.5 yards per carry in Miami’s eight games this season.

The Hokies had won three straight over “The U” prior to last season’s 30-12 drubbing in South Beach.

“Every time you see the name, ‘Miami,’ you think of all the tradition and you think of all the big games they’ve played against Virginia Tech,” added Logan Thomas.

Saturday’s game marks the eighth time the Hokies will play in Sun Life Stadium between games against Miami and Orange Bowl championships. But in those games, the Hokies hold just a 2-5 mark.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.