MIAMI (AP) -- Back in August, Miami coach Randy Shannon predicted
the Atlantic Coast Conference race would last until the final week
of the season. The Hurricanes have a chance to prove him right.
There's only one way for No. 24 Miami to have a chance at
winning the ACC's Coastal Division title, and it starts with the
Hurricanes beating No. 14 Virginia Tech on Saturday.
Otherwise, the Hokies will clinch another trip to the ACC title
game, and move closer toward returning to the Orange Bowl on Jan.
3. After starting the season with losses to powerful Boise State
and less-than-powerful James Madison, Virginia Tech has won eight
straight, outscoring opponents 304-137.
If Virginia Tech loses Saturday, they still can win the division
by topping Virginia next weekend.
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