Check out the Virginia vs. Virginia Tech fearless prediction and game preview.
Virginia (2-9) vs. Virginia Tech (8-3) Game Preview
Date: Saturday, Nov. 26
Game Time: 12:00 pm
Venue: Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, VA
Bowl and Conference Implications
Virginia Tech will win the Coastal and play Clemson for the ACC championship with a win, or with a North Carolina loss. Virginia can get out of the basement of the Coastal with a win and a Duke loss.
What’s Going To Happen?
Virginia’s lost season could quickly finish with a bang by screwing up its rival and keeping it out of the ACC Championship.
The Cavaliers haven’t been miserable over the six-game losing streak, battling hard and hanging around in loss after loss, but the offense can’t come up with the right drive at the right time, and turnovers have been way too much of a problem.
Game after game, good efforts are ruined by mistakes, giving the ball away 12 times in the last four games after doing a nice job of keeping the errors to a minimum for long periods of time. However, the Cavs are a -8 over the last three weeks, and against the Hokies, they’ll have to be close to perfect.
It didn’t matter for the ACC title chase, but if there’s hope to get to the Orange Bowl, Virginia Tech’s brilliant comeback to get by Notre Dame 34-31 on the road could be a big deal. Beat Virginia, beat Clemson, and it’s off to Miami.
To get there, it needs another big game from it’s burgeoning star quarterback.
Jerod Evans has been deadly accurate over the last few weeks, while hitting 76% of his passes for 267 yards and two scores with a pick in the win over the Irish to go along with 67 rushing yards and a touchdown. Virginia’s secondary has been a big, big problem, and it’s about to be an issue again.
Evans will come up with a strong day, the Hokie defense will lock up on the Virginia ground game, and it’ll control the game from the start with third down stop after third down stop.
Virginia will come up with another good fight, but once again, it won’t be enough.
Virginia vs. Virginia Tech Prediction
Virginia Tech 30, Virginia 16
Virginia Tech -18.5, o/u: 54.5
ATS Confidence: 5: Store bought anything – 1: Homemade anything … 3
Must See Rating: 5: NFL kickers attempting extra points – 1: Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love … 2.5