The Virginia Tech Hokies and the Virginia Cavaliers meet Saturday in college football action from Scott Stadium. Virginia Tech comes into this one following a game versus NC State last weekend. The 5-6 Hokies went on to lose by a touchdown. As for Virginia, they played Duke last weekend. In that game the Cavaliers improved to 3-8 with a close win. Have a look at our Virginia Tech vs Virginia Prediction.
Virginia Tech Hokies
The Hokies managed to go .500 over their first 10 games this year, averaging 26.0 points per game during that time. Virginia Tech put up 205.5 yards per game through the air during their 5-5 run, with 15 pass touchdowns and four interceptions. On the ground the Hokies averaged 173.1 yards per game with 13 touchdowns and 4.4 yards per carry.
Back on Saturday versus NC State, Virginia Tech gave up 21 points in the second quarter and 14 more in the third during a 35-28 loss. QB Kyron Drones finished with 225 yards, three scores and a pick, also leading the rush on 51 yards. Da’Quan Felton caught seven balls for 87 yards and two more touchdowns.
Virginia Tech Hokies Team Facts
- Virginia Tech has lost seven of its last nine November games as a favorite.
- Virginia Tech has covered the spread in five of its last six games against Virginia.
- Virginia Tech has lost the first half in nine of its last 10 road games against conference opponents.
- Each of Virginia Tech's last four November games as a favorite against non-AP-ranked teams have gone OVER the total points line.
Over on the Virginia side, they were able to win just two of their first 10 games this season. The Cavs averaged 23.2 points per game in that time with 14 pass touchdowns, 13 interceptions and 248.9 pass yards per game. Virginia wasn’t any better in the rush with 120.2 yards per game, 3.1 yards per carry and 12 scores.
Matched up against Duke on Saturday, Virginia managed to put up points in every quarter on the way to a close 30-27 victory. Anthony Colandrea bagged 278 passing yards with three touchdowns, and also led the rush with 66 yards. Malik Washington had a nice game receiving with 112 yards and two TDs on eight catches.
Virginia Cavaliers Team Facts
- Virginia has lost seven of its last eight games in November.
- Virginia has covered the spread in each of its last six games as an underdog.
- Virginia has won the first quarter in five of its last six games against conference opponents.
- Virginia has lost the first half in three of its last four home games against conference opponents.
- Each of Virginia's last four games in November have gone OVER the total points line.
ANDREW’S FREE PICK
I might take a stab on Virginia. Granted, there’s not a ton of intrigue involved but we should have a pretty fun matchup regardless. The Cavaliers are coming off a nice win over Duke, compiling 448 yards (278 passing) and 22 first downs. Virginia also went just 5-of-15 on third-down tries and committed 12 penalties though, so it wasn’t a perfect game.
As for Virginia Tech, they’re coming off 349 yards (225 passing) and just 1-of-7 on third downs in their disappointing loss to NC State. The Hokies have been pretty erratic lately, but to be fair they’ve also faced some pretty tough teams. Virginia Tech should have control in this one, but I think the Cavs can follow along closely enough to end up with a cover (and maybe a win).