The Miami Hurricanes ran out to a 7-0 record, but have crashed back to earth with two straight losses. Now, the canes are heading to North Carolina to take on a Duke team that is more than ready to spring the upset on the football field. No, seriously.
For the Florida State Seminoles, the formula for the rest of the season is simple: win, and you’re in. If the Seminoles want to play for the Bowl Championship Series national championship, all the team has to do is win its final four games and FSU will be headed to Pasadena, California to play for the title.
A big punt return for Miami turned into points for Virginia Tech. A big kickoff return for Miami, more points for Virginia Tech.
In the span of a week, the Hurricanes have gone from unbeaten to reeling.
Throughout his three seasons as Miami’s coach, Al Golden often has pointed to Virginia Tech as the standard that the Hurricanes are chasing in the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Coastal Division.
His respect for the Hokie program is obvious.
Through three seasons at the University of Miami, head coach Al Golden has dealt with more than his fair share of problems. Through it all, he’s pointed at Virginia Tech as the program he is chasing, and imitating, in the ACC.
This is a big week for Atlantic Coast Conference football and league members from top to bottom hope to benefit.
Coming off a loss to Wake Forest, the Miami Hurricanes needed a big time win over Virginia Tech to re-establish themselves as a number one seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament. Mission Accomplished.
The Florida State Seminoles can seal up a berth in the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship game Thursday night if they can pull out a road win against the Virginia Tech Hokies.
The Miami Hurricanes control their destiny to getting to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game as the winner of the Coastal Division despite an up-and-down season for the team.
Since the day he took over at Miami, Al Golden has said the path for the Hurricanes to get back into the national picture starts with winning the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Coastal Division. The Hurricanes now control the path to that title.