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UM football, win or lose tonight, cannot clinch the ACC Coastal

Joe Reed #2 of the Virginia Cavaliers stiff-arms Lance Austin #17 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the first quarter during a game at Scott Stadium on Nov. 4, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Joe Reed #2 of the Virginia Cavaliers stiff-arms Lance Austin #17 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the first quarter during a game at Scott Stadium on Nov. 4, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Getty Images

The Miami Hurricanes will have to wait another week to even possibly have a chance to win the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The University of Virginia scored with 1:21 left against Georgia Tech on Saturday evening to win 40-36 and ruin UM’s hopes of being able to beat Virginia Tech and clinch the Coastal at the same time.

More news: the University of Miami announced Saturday night that next Saturday’s Notre Dame at Miami game will kick off at 8 p.m. and again be broadcast on ABC.

The No. 9 Hurricanes were 7-0 and 5-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference before the kickoff against Virginia Tech at Hard Rock Stadium.

No. 13 Virginia Tech was 7-1 and 3-1 before Saturday’s kickoff.

The winner of the Coastal Division will meet the winner of the Atlantic Division in the ACC Championship Game on Dec. 2 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Notre Dame (8-1), which defeated Wake Forest 48-37 Saturday, is an independent. But UM can win the Coastal next Saturday if the Canes beat Virginia Tech Saturday night and Virginia loses at Louisville next week.

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