Virginia Tech Hokies vs Miami Hurricanes Prediction, 11/20/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Virginia Tech Hokies vs Miami Hurricanes
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-7)
The Miami Hurricanes (5-5) will go up against the Virginia Tech Hokies (5-5) at Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday. Virginia Tech opens as 7-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 55.
The Virginia Tech Hokies come into this matchup with a record of 5-5 this season. In their last matchup, the Hokies went up against the Duke Blue Devils and walked away with a win by a score of 48-17. Braxton Burmeister connected on 9/15 with 215 yds through the air and 3 TDs. He had a quarterback rate of 141.1 and finished the contest with 1 pick. Raheem Blackshear led the offense in rushing for the Hokies with 12 attempts for 117 yards (9.8 yds per attempt). The Virginia Tech Hokies ran the rock 41 different times and recorded 297 yds, which earned them an average of 7.2 yards per attempt. In all, they tallied 59 plays which gave them a total of 573 yds. Virginia Tech conceded 7 completions on 13 tries for a total of 112 yards, and a completion percentage of 53.8%. On the ground, the Hokies gave up 234 yds on 54 attempts, which averages out to 4.3 yds per run allowed.
Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the Virginia Tech Hokies are sitting at 24.3 PPG. As a team they are averaging 174.0 yards on the ground ranking them 57th in D-1. The Hokies currently have 3,604 total yards this season. When it comes to scoring, Virginia Tech has compiled 12 touchdowns via the pass and 14 touchdowns on the ground. Virginia Tech has recorded 193 1st downs as a team, and they have been flagged for 50 infractions for 423 yds. They have surrendered the football 9 times.
The Hokies sit in 44th in the nation concerning their opponents scoring, conceding 21.3 points per game. They are giving up 4.6 yards per rush and 185.3 rushing yards per contest for the campaign. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 1,853 yards via the running game in 10 games. Concerning yards via the pass, the Hokies are conceding 1,863 yds which has them ranked 27th in the nation. They are giving up 186.3 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 56.1%. In total, they are giving up 371.6 yards per outing which ranks them 72nd in college football. They have conceded 14 touchdowns by air as well as 13 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Hurricanes head into this matchup 5-5 this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Hurricanes took a defeat with a final score of 30-28 when they played the Florida State Seminoles. Tyler Van Dyke (4 TDs) ended the game with 316 yards on 25/47 passing while his quarterback rating was 129.2. He threw 2 picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.7. Jaylan Knighton ran the ball 16 times for 32 yards, ending the contest with 2.0 yds per attempt for Miami. Miami ran the ball for 1.9 yds per carry, finishing the contest with 43 yds on 23 attempts. The Hurricanes finished with 359 yds on 70 plays (5.1 yards per play). The Hurricanes pass defense allowed a completion rate of 55.3%, surrendering 194 yds on 21 for 38 through the air. Miami surrendered 32 attempts on the ground for 135 yards (4.2 yds per rush).
The Miami Hurricanes are averaging 444.5 yards/outing, ranking them 27th in the nation. The Miami offense has accrued 688 penalty yds on 77 infractions, which is 16th in D-1 in terms of helping out the opposition. During the season so far, the Hurricanes have thrown for a total of 3,106 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 310.6 throwing yards per outing, which has them ranked 16th in Division 1. Regarding their scoring prowess, the Hurricanes currently rank 39th in the nation by tallying 32.4 points per outing.
Miami has given up a total of 1,379 yards on the ground (137.9 yards/game) as well as 16 touchdowns via the rush on the season. They have given up 18 touchdowns from the passing game and 270.2 yards per game, which puts them in 128th in the nation. The Hurricanes defense has participated in 725 plays, which is good for 121st in college football. The Hurricanes are surrendering 30.5 points per game, which has them ranked 110th in D-1. This year, they have conceded 305 pts.
Who will win tonight's Hokies/Hurricanes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Hokies +7
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