The Virginia Tech-Miami game will kickoff at 3:30pm on either ESPN or ABC on
Saturday, November 20. As usual, it will be one of the top games of the year in
the Coastal Division, and could potentially decide the division championship.
The networks are waiting on the results of next weekend’s games to determine
if VT-Miami will be aired on ESPN or ABC. The Hokies play at North Carolina this
weekend, while Miami plays at Georgia Tech.
The Hokies are 7-2 overall, with a 5-0 record in ACC play. If they win two of
their last three games, they will clinch the Coastal Division. Miami is 6-3
overall and 4-2 in conference play. They need to win the rest of their ACC games
to have a chance to advance to Charlotte.
If Virginia Tech beats UNC this weekend, and the Hurricanes lose to Georgia
Tech, then the Hokies will clinch the Coastal Division.
Taylor and Wilson Honored by the ACC
David Wilson was named ACC Specialist of the Week for his performance against
Georgia Tech on Thursday night. Wilson returned a kickoff 90 yards for a
touchdown with just 2:23 remaining, giving his team a 28-21 win. It was his
second kickoff return for a touchdown this season
Linebacker Bruce Taylor was named the ACC’s Defensive Lineman of the Week
(linebackers count as defensive linemen in the ACC’s award system). He made a
career-high 14 tackles against Georgia Tech, and he also finished the game with
Roberts Out for Season
Junior wide receiver Dyrell Roberts will miss the remainder of the season
because of emergency surgery. After bruising his thigh in the first quarter of
the Georgia Tech game, Roberts developed compartment syndrome overnight and had
to have surgery on Friday morning, as well as again on Sunday.
He is Tech’s second leading receiver, with 21 catches for 303 yards and two
touchdowns. His absence means that r-sophomore Marcus Davis will become Tech’s
#3 receiver, and r-freshman Tony Gregory will now return kickoffs along with
Roberts could also miss Tech’s bowl game, though the medical staff has not
ruled out a return for that game.