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Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney, left, pats Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) on the shoulder following their win over Pittsburgh in an NCAA college football game in Clemson, S.C., Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. (Ken Ruinard/The Independent-Mail via AP, Pool)

No. 4 Clemson seeks sixth-straight berth in ACC championship

Dec. 3, 2020 7:23 PM EST

No. 4 Clemson (9-1, 8-1 ACC, No. 3 CFP) at Virginia Tech (4-5. 4-4), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. EST (ABC). Line: Clemson by 22. Series record: Clemson leads 22-12-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE? The Tigers can clinch a sixth consecutive berth in the ACC championship, and a rematch with No. 2 Notre Dame, which beat the...

Hokies backup quarterback Quincy Patterson to transfer

Nov. 30, 2020 6:25 PM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech backup quarterback Quincy Patterson has decided to transfer. Coach Justin Fuente made the announcement Monday, shortly before Patterson confirmed his decision in a Twitter post. “Through thought, prayer and countless discussions with my parents and other...

Pittsburgh wide receiver DJ Turner (7) comes up short of the end zone as he is tackled by Virginia Tech defensive back Divine Deablo (17) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Pickett leads shorthanded Pitt by Virginia Tech 47-14

Nov. 21, 2020 8:53 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — His team reeling from a bout with COVID-19 that threatened to derail the rest of the season, Pittsburgh senior quarterback Kenny Pickett stood up in front of his teammates as the Panthers prepared to face Virginia Tech and provided a very blunt reminder about the bond they shared....

UCLA running back Demetric Felton, right, runs the ball while defended by California linebacker Kuony Deng during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

No. 11 Ducks set to host UCLA a day later than planned

Nov. 19, 2020 2:23 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — With a 2-0 start during a short season where every win is crucial, Oregon is not concerned with some of the more minor details. The No. 11 Ducks host UCLA on Saturday, a game that was originally set for Friday night. Just hiccups in an otherwise unusual season. “Let’s...

FILE - Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi wears a face shield as he watches his team play against Notre Dame during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Pittsburgh. Narduzzi says Georgia Tech quarterback Jeff Sims' growth in making decisions is impressive for a freshman. Pitt's fierce pass rush will be a new test for Sims' ability to remain poised in the pocket on Saturday night. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Pitt, Virginia Tech hoping to emerge from ACC's messy middle

Nov. 19, 2020 1:55 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — It's supposed to be Senior Day for Pittsburgh wide receive DJ Turner and the nearly two dozen other Panthers scheduled to play at Heinz Field for the last time on Saturday when Pitt hosts Virginia Tech. Technically, it still is. Maybe. It all depends. Because, well, everything during 2020...

North Carolina State's Anthony Smith (87) celebrates with Thayer Thomas (5) after Smith recovered a Florida State fumble during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Raleigh, N.C. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)

NC State aims to hand No. 21 Liberty first loss of 2020

Nov. 19, 2020 4:00 AM EST

Here's what to look for in Week 11 in the Atlantic Coast Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 21 Liberty at North Carolina State. The independent Flames (8-0) look to finish 3-0 against ACC teams this season, having beaten Syracuse 38-21 last month and Virginia Tech 38-35 nearly two weeks ago. Already off to their...

Miami quarterback D'Eriq King passes during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Blacksburg, Va. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool)

No. 9 Miami rallies behind King, D to beat Va. Tech 25-24

Nov. 14, 2020 5:32 PM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — After coming precariously close to not being able to play Virginia Tech because of COVID-19 issues, No. 9 Miami came away with one of its gutsiest victories of the season. D’Eriq King threw for 255 yards and a touchdown and ran for a score, rallying the Hurricanes to a 25-24...

Miami quarterback D'Eriq King (1) runs past North Carolina State linebacker Isaiah Moore, obscured at left, during the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Raleigh, N.C. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)

No. 9 Miami clinging to title hopes when it visits Hokies

Nov. 12, 2020 3:22 PM EST

No. 9 Miami (6-1, 5-1 ACC) at Virginia Tech (4-3, 4-2), Saturday at noon EST (ESPN2). Line: Virginia Tech by 2. Series record: Miami leads 22-15. WHAT’S AT STAKE? The Hurricanes likely need to win out to retain any chance to play for the conference title because they lost to No. 4 Clemson and are not...

Miami quarterback D'Eriq King (1) runs past North Carolina State linebacker Isaiah Moore, obscured at left, during the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Raleigh, N.C. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)

Hokies' tall task: Bounce back from loss vs No. 9 Hurricanes

Nov. 12, 2020 2:09 PM EST

A last-second loss to No. 22 Liberty has drawn a lot of negative attention to Virginia Tech, but coach Justin Fuente said it simply magnified where the Hokies are as a program. “We haven’t played a lot different in the last three weeks, in my opinion. We’ve been uneven,” Fuente said...

Liberty's CJ Yarbrough catches a touchdown pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Virginia Tech, Saturday, Nov. 7 2020, in Blacksburg, Va. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool)

Barbir's FG gives No. 25 Liberty 38-35 win over Hokies

Nov. 7, 2020 6:37 PM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — For those doubting Liberty's initial foray into the Associated Press national rankings, the Flames took a rather large step Saturday toward validating themselves. Alex Barbir hit a career-long, 51-yard field goal with one second remaining to lift No. 25 Liberty to a 38-35 victory...