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VT at Duke

After reminding the nation why it was ranked so high in the preseason polls, No. 6 Virginia Tech looks to avoid a letdown Saturday at Noon, when it travels to Wallace Wade Stadium to face Duke.

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The Hokies had the biggest win of week 4, when they defeated Miami 31-7 at home. Virginia Tech held the Hurricanes to 209 yards of offense while forcing two turnovers and picking up three sacks.  The Hokies defensive numbers aren’t leading the ACC, but that is more due to playing three ranked opponents in four games rather than poor performances. On offense, the Hokies have moved the ball well on the ground, as Ryan Williams has 492 yards with eight touchdowns to lead Virginia Tech. Williams ranks fifth in the nation in rushing yards and second in rushing touchdowns. Tyrod Taylor has thrown for only 542 yards in the four games, but has a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 4-1.

The Blue Devils are 2-2 on the year with wins over Army and North Carolina Central while losing to Richmond and Kansas. A 49-14 win over N.C. Central was the last outing for the Blue Devils. Desmond Scott rushed for 100 yards and a score in the win while Thaddeus Lewis threw for 189 yards and two touchdowns. Lewis has thrown for 783 yards on the season while Austin Kelly has caught 19 passes for 256 yards. Defensively, Leon Wright has had two interceptions returned for touchdowns for the Blue Devils.

Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made Virginia Tech 16.5-point road favorites over Duke on Saturday afternoon. The over/under total for this game has been established at 46.

College Football Week 5 Betting Trends
VIRGINIA TECH is 34-17 ATS (+15.3 Units) as a road favorite since 1992.

VIRGINIA TECH is 49-31 ATS (+14.9 Units) in road games since 1992.

VIRGINIA TECH is 49-31 ATS (+14.9 Units) in road lined games since 1992.

VIRGINIA TECH is 73-49 ATS (+19.1 Units) when playing with 6 or less days rest since 1992.

VIRGINIA TECH is 10-2 ATS (+7.8 Units) in road games after playing a conference game over the last 3 seasons.

VIRGINIA TECH is 92-66 ATS (+19.4 Units) in games played on a grass field since 1992.

VIRGINIA TECH is 11-3 ATS (+7.7 Units) off a win against a conference rival over the last 3 seasons.

VIRGINIA TECH: 13-2 ATS off SU dog win

DUKE: 1-11 ATS after outgaining prev opp by 175+ total yards

Virginia Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Duke

Virginia Tech is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games

Duke is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games at home

Duke is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games

All games in this series since 1992

VIRGINIA TECH is 3-2 against the spread versus DUKE since 1992

VIRGINIA TECH is 5-0 straight up against DUKE since 1992

3 of 4 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games over the last 3 seasons

DUKE is 1-1 against the spread versus VIRGINIA TECH over the last 3 seasons 

VIRGINIA TECH is 2-0 straight up against DUKE over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons 

All games played at DUKE since 1992

VIRGINIA TECH is 2-0 against the spread versus DUKE since 1992

VIRGINIA TECH is 2-0 straight up against DUKE since 1992

1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games played at DUKE over the last 3 seasons.

VIRGINIA TECH is 1-0 against the spread versus DUKE over the last 3 seasons 

VIRGINIA TECH is 1-0 straight up against DUKE over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
Week 5 College Football Injury Report
VIRGINIA TECH

[RB] 08/13/2009 - Darren Evans out for season ( ACL ) 

DUKE

[CB] 09/26/2009 - Randez James missed last game, "?" Saturday vs Virginia Tech ( Hand ) 

[RB] 09/26/2009 - Kyle Griswould missed last game, "?" Saturday vs Virginia Tech ( Leg ) 

[S] 09/07/2009 - Anthony Young-Wiseman out for season ( Leg ) 

[RB] 09/26/2009 - Re'Quan Boyette missed last game, "?" Saturday vs Virginia Tech ( Leg ) 

[DT] 09/26/2009 - Vince Oghobaase missed last game, "?" Saturday vs Virginia Tech ( Undisclosed )

Virginia Tech at Duke Current Odds

Virginia Tech -16.5 Over 46 (-1200)

Duke Blue Devils +16.5 Under 46 (+710)

Bet Virginia Tech at Duke

Posted: 10/3/09 8:00AM ET

 

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