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G11: HURRICANES (6-4) @ VIRGINIA (4-6): ALL ABOUT BOWL POSITION NOW: Beating Florida State last week would have been a season-maker for Miami, leaving UM ranked and still in the hunt for an ACC title, and shaking up the College Football Playoff top four. Instead, the Canes' fall-from-ahead 30-26 loss left Miami left to wonder only about its bowl destiny. Current speculated destinations are the Sun Bowl/El Paso or Music City Bowl/Nashville, but that stock could rise or fall depending on results Saturday at Virginia and in next week's finale at home vs. Pittsburgh. Clearly, the Hurricanes must not have a cavalier attitude (sorry) about Virginia. UM is only favored by 5 or 6 points, and it's understandable. Canes have lost two straight and three of past four trips to Charlottesville, the only win in OT. So this is an opponent not to look past. Having said that, Virginia has lost four in a row and should fall prey to The U's Brad Kaaya/Duke Johnson attack as long as Miami doesn't demonstrate the post-FSU blues and come out flat. My pick: Hurricanes, 30-27.
Other Collball Week 13 state FBS games:
Eastern Kentucky (9-2) at Florida (5-4), noon: Careful, Gator. Last week you lost to Steve Spurrier and South Carolina in The to get coach Will Muschamp canned. Now all your attention is on upsetting rival Florida State next week. Better not lok past second-tier EKY, though. You're not that good.
Boston College (6-4) at No. 3 Florida State (10-0), 3:30: On home stretch to berth in first College Football Playoff, Noles a 17-point fave but must beware Sandwich Effect. BC isn't terrible but will be easy to ignore, coming between last week's 30-26 rally at Miami and next week's traditional rivalry vs. Florida.
FIU (4-7) at North Texas (3-7), 3:30: G-Panthers a narrow 'dog in their season finale, hoping to end year on two-game win streak.
FAU (3-7) at Middle Tennessee (5-5), 7: Underdog Owls in final roadie before ending season back home at Howard's House next Saturday vs, Old Dominion.
Also: Southern Methodist at UCF, noon; and South Florida at Memphis, 4. Off this week: None.
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