Straight Up: How Many Rushing Yards Will Miami Have Against the Hokies?

Correctly guess how many rushing yards the Hurricanes will have against the Hokies, and win a ticket to Virginia Tech–Duke.

Do you need a ticket to next week's Virginia Tech–Duke game? If so, all you need to do is correctly predict how many rushing yards the Hurricanes will have on Saturday against the Hokies. Miami averages 143.80 rushing yards a game in 2015 (99th nationally). Virginia Tech has allowed an average of 190.67 rushing yards per game (97th nationally). Leave your guess (educated or otherwise) and a sentence or two with your thought process in the comments.

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The rules are:

  • Must be over 18;
  • Price is Right rule is in effect, you need to be closest to the Miami's rushing yards without going over;
  • Picks are first come, first serve. In other words, there'll be 0 or 1 winners. If you duplicate someone else's existing pick, you lose.
  • One entry per person;
  • Do not, for any reason, edit your comment/picks. The database stores both a comment created date and last edit date. If those two aren't equal, you're disqualified;
  • Picks must be in before 12:00 PM EST on 10/17/15;
  • Statistics will be sourced from HokieSports.com;
  • Much like with Powerball, you must claim your prize. If you are the winner, email joe thekeyplay [dot] com, and your claim will be verified. Claims submitted after 11:59 PM EST on 10/18/15 will not be verified. Ticket will be mailed to the winner on 10/19/15.

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-What we do is, if we need that extra push, you know what we do? -Put it up to fully dipped? -Fully dipped. Exactly. It's dork magic.

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Can only be one winner, so the first to get there is the winner.

EDIT: Oh, I guess that's what you meant, so pardon.

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That team sure did suck last night. They just plain sucked! I've seen teams suck before, but they were the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked.

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If a tree falls in Scott Stadium does it make a sound?

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We put the K in Kwality

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Warning: this post occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors)..

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#thingsiblamethemvsfor

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georgebd

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"If at first you do not succeed, then skydiving is not for you." - Anonymous

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To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

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As much as we want to stop the run against them (and anyone), I think we will be very concerned with stopping their QB from throwing 400 yards against our young secondary. Miami will get their yards.

72 by some miracle

ME Class of '16
Facts don't care about your feelings

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"We were at the pinnacle, and we did it for years," Foster says. He pauses, nods, takes a deep breath. "And I did it with the best guy in the business."

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"Look at this...this is just spectacular. These people are losing their minds!"

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I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
“I served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

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Is it football season yet?

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Little Bobby Tables told me my signature was false

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"Hokie religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid." Han Solo

How can you not like Bourbon and live so close to the bourbon trail my friend?

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Wishful thinking maybe?

Using /s is for cowards.

Miami's rushing offense so far: 195-226-132-146-20

VT's rushing defense so far: 360-136-144-182-166-157

I'm going 127. We will put the game on Kaaya's arm

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Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

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price is right rules, they'll get after ya!

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285 yards rushing, :( Miami O-line is big and tough, lots of counter action runs.

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TN_Hokie

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By the Beard of DeChristopher!

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-7.

Welcome to Sacksburg, bitches.

Leonard. Duh.

48. Yearby gets more but the Kayak is gonna be taking on water this week. Mos will find his range with Bucky versus those big (read slower) LBs and keep the Big Windbags in a Ketchup mode through the second half.

Lets GO!!!!

-15

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Yes,that's the Hokie Bird riding a camel. Why'd you ask?

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@CaptKirkVT10

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"Cartoons Plural, Virginia Tech"

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Exit Light, Enter Night....Go Hokies

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I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

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The teams that have ran the ball well on us have had a mobile QB. Kaya does not run the ball and I think Bud will be able to take advantage of that and make them one dimensional to a similar extent that FSU did.

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143.8

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The Dude Abides

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"Now Miami wants to talk about it." *Cue Enter Sandman*

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185. Dammit, doesn't anyone read the By the (Advanced) Numbers?

trouble is, I read your BTAN after I saw this thread. And I always try to get a number out early so I don't run the risk of duplicating....on the off chance I get the actual number right it would be unfortunate if I was the second sucker to pick that number..

If a tree falls in Scott Stadium does it make a sound?

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Let's go!

145 Hokies!

Crying? There is no crying in Baseball...

142. For no reason.

I will say seeing a negative brings up an interesting question, with price is right rules, is being more negative going over?

$1

I mean, 123.4 ^_^

get some dum-dums!

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"with all due respect, and remember I’m sayin’ it with all due respect, that idea ain’t worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin’ it on" - Ricky Bobby

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"look at this...this is beautiful, these people are losing their minds" -Mike Patrick

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"War was always here. Before man was, war waited for him. The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner.”~~Judge Holden

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I think we stop 'em up front most of the game, but we let a few medium plays and one big play on the ground

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0 cause muck fiami.

Go Hokies!

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It's Time to go to Work

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200

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Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

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Bleeding burnt orange and chicago maroon

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Bud Foster is made of hokie stone!

Hate to say it, but I think they hit 203 yds.

NM... lets drop that to 103.

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I hope not though.

"Vick, dashing back . . . here he comes again . . . Electrifying . . . and have you ever seen anything like this?"

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Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

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190. We still win by 4.

Year 3 is coming up!

140...damn duplicates

Taylor, looking desperately throws it deep..HAS A MAN OPEN DANNY COALE WITH A CATCH ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE FIVE!!!!....hes still open

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164. Book it

We are the Hokies. We will prevail. We will prevail. We will prevail. We are Virginia Tech.

232.....seems like a good guess!

"Some people think football is a matter of life and death....... I assure you, it's MUCH more serious than that" ...Bill Shankly

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188.

9. (Jk)
Actual guess - 160

"These people are losing their minds!"

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Not enough to win

Football is a lot like life, and you're going to have disappointments. The issue is how you come back from them.

~ Frank Beamer
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