UVA is just one of two teams that still has a shot to win the ACC Coastal. The problem is, the Hoos would have to win both of their final two matchups and Pittsburgh would have to lose both. Division champions or not, Virginia has had a strong season in Head Coach Bronco Mendenhall’s third year, and if they’re able to beat the Yellow Jackets this weekend, it’d be the first time the team has reached eight wins since 2011.
Remember the last time UVA played against the triple option? I do (it was a 49-7 loss to Navy in last year’s Military Bowl). What’s more is that Georgia Tech’s heralded option system has been on fire as of late; the team has averaged a little over 385 rushing yards per game over their last three contests. Virginia, who has struggled in stopping the run recently, will need to find a way to stall the Yellow Jackets’ ground game if they want to find success in Atlanta.
TV - Saturday, ACC Network, 3:30 PM
Pittsburgh Panthers at Wake Forest Demon Deacons:
Much like Georgia Tech, the Panthers’ running game has been unstoppable down the stretch of the season, averaging a whopping 410 yards over its last three games. Pittsburgh, which currently stands as seven point favorites, will likely claim the ACC Coastal if they can keep this trend going on Saturday in Winston-Salem.
TV - Saturday, ACC Network, 12:00 PM
Miami Hurricanes at Virginia Tech Hokies:
Both of these teams have fallen apart over the last few weeks. Miami enters Blacksburg on a four loss streak, while Virginia Tech comes in as losers of three straight. For the Hokies, who sit at 4-5, another defeat could doom their chances at a 26th straight bowl appearance.
TV - Saturday, ESPN, 3:30 PM