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Three college football games you should watch in Week Nine

UVA looks to keep the pressure on in the divisional race

NCAA Football: Virginia at Duke Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

The Coastal is heating up as teams enter the final conference stretch. While the Virginia Cavaliers could use some help around the ACC, a win against the Tar Heels would keep the Hoos in control of their own destiny within the division.

North Carolina Tar Heels at Virginia Cavaliers:

With a win in Saturday’s game against the Tar Heels, UVA would secure bowl eligibility for the second year in a row and improve their record to 6-2. While North Carolina (1-5) struggled out of the gates, they’ve played better of late, losing to both Virginia Tech and Syracuse by just three points in games they probably should’ve won. Bottom line, the Hoos shouldn’t take this one lightly.

TV - Saturday, ACC Network, 12:20 PM

Virginia v Duke
Head Coach Bronco Mendenhall
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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Virginia Tech Hokies:

Despite sitting at 4-2, the Hokies remain undefeated in the ACC and atop of the Coastal division in 2018. That could change tonight, if Virginia Tech is unable to figure out the Yellow Jackets’ triple option led by senior quarterback Taquon Marshall. If Georgia Tech is able to score the upset in Blacksburg, then that would leave the door open for UVA to tie for the Coastal lead with a victory of their own.

TV - Thursday, ESPN, 7:30 PM

Miami Hurricanes at Boston College Eagles:

While BC’s star sophomore running back AJ Dillon is expected to return from a two week hiatus, he will be going up against one of the most vaunted run defenses in the country in Miami. Still, even if Dillon’s unable to get going, the Eagles can still turn to redshirt sophomore quarterback Anthony Brown, who outside of a collapse against Purdue has been solid. That’s more than can be said about Miami’s QB situation, who have found little sustained success between Malik Rosier and N’Kosi Perry.

TV - Friday, ESPN, 7:00 PM

Louisville v Boston College
QB Anthony Brown
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