Today, I will take a look at a few of Saturday’s significant matchups that carry major bubble implications:
- Miami at Virginia Tech -4
- Texas Tech @ TCU -3
- USC at UCLA -2
- UNLV at Boise -7.5
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Editor’s note: The opinion on these games is from the individual writer, and is based on his research, analysis and perspective. It is independent of, and may not always match with, the algorithm-driven Best Bets from Sports Insights.
Miami @ Virginia Tech -4
2:00 p.m. ET
The Hokies finally scored a much needed at-large resume builder with a win over UNC. They followed that up with two road wins, albeit over a decimated Notre Dame team and in overtime at BC. Their matchup with Miami on Saturday is close to a must-win, as the Hokies sit squarely on the bubble.
The Canes come to Blacksburg banged up, but as a result, Jim Larranaga might have actually stumbled upon his best lineup.