Virginia Tech lost to Pittsburgh on Nov. 10, 2018, their third straight loss and fifth loss in their last seven games. It dropped the Hokies to 4-5 and in need of at least two wins in their final three games to extend their bowl streak to 26 years. One week later, a blowout loss to Miami (FL) left zero margin for error in extending the streak.
Justin Fuente’s team won their final two regular-season games to finish 6-6 and land an invitation from the Military Bowl but, after a bowl loss to Cincinnati, Virginia Tech finished with just six wins, their fewest since 1992, the year before the bowl streak began. The Hokies added a 27th year to the streak in 2019 but entering another mid-November game against Miami (FL) in 2020 are again flirting with their first bowl-less season in nearly three decades.
Despite another season of mediocrity, which continued in Week 10 with a loss to Liberty, the Hokies are favored (-2.5 on BetMGM) to beat the Hurricanes on Saturday. On Thursday’s college football betting episode of the High Motor podcast, betting expert Chase Kiddy explains why that line is crazy and the best strategy for the game.