Looking at college football’s under the radar games in Week 11 that you would have otherwise missed. Here are the three most overlooked battles.
Due to a rash of cancellations and postponements relating to COVID-19, largely in the SEC, there’s never a more important time to know which under-the-radar games are worth watching.
These are the games where teams may come from outside the Power Five, aren’t ranked, or may not even have a winning record, but they present another reason to watch. They could be a great matchup, a rivalry, or simply look to be competitive.
Even with the cancellations, there are some great games to watch in Week 11.
3. Miami at Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech managed to embarrass itself in its loss to Liberty.
First, the Hokies lost to a team that has been in the FBS for all of two seasons. Second, they lost to Liberty by calling a timeout to wipe out a blocked field goal returned for a touchdown, which allowed the Flames to gain a few more yards and kick a game-winner.
Because of how the Hokies lost, it seems that most people have pushed them aside and into the realm of forgotten ACC teams. The Hokies also have an explosive offense that is showing new life under coach Justin Fuente. Unfortunately, COVID-19 protocols have left them thin and often exposed on defense.
Miami, meanwhile, had everyone’s attention through the first few weeks of the season, but has lost that grip since they lost to Clemson. They still have D’Eriq King, though. That means they still have a chance to score on anyone in the country, even if the other skills players have struggled.
The Hurricanes are also in position to make a run at the ACC title game, especially with Clemson’s loss to Notre Dame.
This should be a fun shootout Saturday at noon.