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Miami vs. Virginia Tech preview

When/where: 7:30, Dolphin Stadium, Miami

TV/radio: ESPN; 1470-AM

Notable: The Hurricanes (6-3, 3-2) and Hokies (6-3, 3-2) are tied atop the ACC Coastal Division along with North Carolina. Miami has won four straight. Last week's 24-17 win at Virginia came in overtime, and Miami's quarterback carousel continued. Hurricanes freshman Jacory Harris completed 12 of 21 passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns. Miami quarterback Robert Marve completed 6-of-12 for 91 yards and an interception. Miami running back Graig Cooper also had his best game of the season, rushing 24 times for 131 yards. Miami's top offensive lineman, Jason Fox, is out with a sprained right ankle. Miami and Virginia Tech are in the top 20 in Division I-A for total defense. The 'Canes are 15th, allowing 286.89 yards per game, the Hokies are 18th (295.78). Virginia Tech, which has lost two of its last three, is coming off a 23-13 upset of then-No. 23 Maryland. Hokies senior defensive back Victor Harris is among the nation's best with four interceptions, taking one 55 yards for a touchdown in a 28-23 loss at Boston College. Miami leads the series 16-9, though Virginia Tech has won four of the last five.

Izzy Gould, Times staff writer


Miami vs. Virginia Tech

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