Virginia Cavaliers vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Pick-Odds-Prediction 11/30/13
Virginia Tech Hokies (7-4) at Virginia Cavaliers (2-9)
College Football: Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 3:33 pm (Scott Stadium)
The Line: Virginia Cavaliers +13 -- Over/Under: 44.5 See the Latest Odds
The Virginia Tech Hokies and the Virginia Cavaliers play for the Commonwealth Cup on Saturday.
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 7-4 overall, 4-3 ACC, after losing to Maryland 27-24 in overtime at home two weeks ago. The Hokies managed only 264 total yards, with only 54 yards rushing in the loss to the Terps. QB Logan Thomas completed 19 of 31 passes for 210 yards and 2 touchdowns. WR Byrn led the team with 6 catches for 69 yards and 1 touchdown, while RB Edmunds carried the ball 16 times for 61 yards and a score. Thomas has thrown for over 2,600 yards this season with 15 touchdowns. Edmunds has rushed for 582 yards and 10 touchdowns, while Byrn has 46 catches for 598 yards and 2 scores this year. The Virginia Tech defense played well again, holding the Terps to only 319 total yards and forcing them to turn the ball over twice in the game. On the year, the Hokies stout defense ranks 9th in points allowed, giving up just 18.5 points per game. After a bye week, the Hokies will travel over to Charlottesville for this game; Virginia Tech is 3-1 on the road this season.
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The Virginia Cavaliers dropped to 2-9 overall, 0-7 ACC, after losing down in Miami 45-26 on Saturday. The Cavaliers have now lost 8 games in a row and will need a win over their in-state rival to avoid going winless in ACC play this year. In the loss to Miami, Virginia managed to gain 483 total yards with a well balanced offensive attack. QB Watford completed 10 of 25 passes for 10 6 yards and a touchdown, but was intercepted three times. WR Johnson caught 2 balls for 51 yards, while RB Parks led the team with 26 carries for 130 yards on the ground. The Virginia defense played well, allowing only 304 yards and forcing 2 turnovers in the game. The Cavaliers managed to convert 11 of 20 on 3rd down and dominated time of possession. However, like most of the year the Cavaliers found a way to lose the game because of miscues on offense and defense. On the year, Virginia ranks 106th and 104th in both points allowed and points scored, allowing over 34 points per game, while only averaging 21 points on offense. Virginia will try to end their season on a good note this weekend at home where they’re 2-5 on the season.
Virginia Tech has won the last 9 meetings between these two teams, including a 3 point win at home last season. The Hokies should be able to move the ball and produce a good amount of points in this one against a weak Virginia defense. As for Virginia on offense, they will face an outstanding Hokies defense that has played consistently great all year long. As long as Logan Thomas doesn’t make any bone head plays for the Hokies, they should win this game by at least two touchdowns.