Both programs come into this Thursday night matchup 2-2. The Cavaliers haven’t looked good since two weeks ago when they defeated Illinois by 28. Miami has been a disappointment with their blowout loss to Alabama and a surprisingly 21 point loss to Michigan State. D’Eriq King didn’t play against Central Connecticut. He is listed as questionable against UVA. King is the key to the Miami offense. Without King, who knows how well the Hurricanes will be able to move the ball. With all of the problems Miami has, they are nowhere near as bad as Virginia. The Cavaliers were completely embarrassed by Wake Forest. They looked lethargic on offense, and soft on defense. Could they be a different-looking team against “The U”?
Verdict (Miami -4) I hated everything I saw from Virginia last Friday. They played undisciplined football looked poorly coached. Receivers were giving off terrible body language to their quarterback and looked uninspired in the second quarter. To put it simply, it looked like a mess. Even if the Hurricanes don’t have King, I still feel they will be able to cover. The defense will have their easiest test, not counting CCU. Miami has had their problems, but they will be playing for pride.
Miami 35 – Virginia 17