This may seem like a big total for two statistically good defensive teams like the Miami Hurricanes and Virginia Tech Hokies, but we expect a higher scoring game than some think. One reason is because these defenses can force turnovers and give their offenses good field position. Also, there is a glaring home vs. away split for the Hurricanes, as they are 0-3 on the road with their defense allowing 263.7 rushing yards per game on 4.9 yards per carry away from home. Granted the Hokies could not run in an ugly loss at Pittsburgh last week, but their top three running backs were out and Marshawn Williams should return tonight. Meanwhile the passing of Hokies QB Michael Brewer can always lead to points – for one team or the other! And Miami has the biggest scoring threat for either team in Duke Johnson. The ‘over’ is 4-0 in the last four Miami games following a straight up win by more than 20 points.
Pick: ‘over’ 49