3Q update: Miami 13, Virginia Tech 7
Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Miami's defense is getting into Virginia Tech's backfield and the Hokies are looking more and more like they got a gift from Maryland last week instead of a groundbreaking performance. That said, Miami hasn't exactly been able to seal the deal inside the red zone tonight and twice has settled for field goals. Credit the Hokies' pass defense for that.
Miami's defense is creating a short field, and field position is likely to be a factor again in the fourth quarter.
Of all the quarterbacks we've seen tonight, though, Miami's Robert Marve has looked the best. That's not to say Marve is a better quarterback than Jacory Harris, just that he is tonight. Considering their youth, inconsistency should be expected from them this season.
The fact that Marve has had enough time and protection to make plays has been impressive, considering the Canes are without their top offensive lineman. He has also been able to create plays with his feet when they're not always there. Now it's time for the young receivers to step up and help him out. Graig Cooper is certainly doing his part tonight.
Final Washington State 45 Colorado State 48 Final 20 Fresno State 20 25 USC 45 Final Buffalo 24 San Diego State 49 Final Tulane 21 Louisiana-Lafayette 24
6:00 PM ET Pittsburgh Bowling Green 9:30 PM ET Utah State 23 Northern Illinois
2:30 PM ET Marshall Maryland 6:00 PM ET Syracuse Minnesota 9:30 PM ET Brigham Young Washington
12:00 PM ET Rutgers Notre Dame 3:20 PM ET Cincinnati North Carolina 6:45 PM ET Miami (FL) 18 Louisville 10:15 PM ET Michigan Kansas State
11:45 AM ET Middle Tennessee Navy 3:15 PM ET Ole Miss Georgia Tech 6:45 PM ET 10 Oregon Texas 10:15 PM ET 14 Arizona State Texas Tech
12:30 PM ET Arizona Boston College 2:00 PM ET Virginia Tech 17 UCLA 4:00 PM ET Rice Mississippi State 8:00 PM ET 24 Duke 21 Texas A&M
12:00 PM ET Nebraska 22 Georgia 12:00 PM ET UNLV North Texas 1:00 PM ET Iowa 16 LSU 1:00 PM ET 19 Wisconsin 9 South Carolina 5:00 PM ET 5 Stanford 4 Michigan State 8:30 PM ET 15 UCF 6 Baylor
7:30 PM ET 13 Oklahoma State 8 Missouri 8:30 PM ET 12 Clemson 7 Ohio State