Thursday night Hokies

The past few weeks haven’t been good for the Virginia Tech Hokies. They are hoping for better luck in November.
The Hokies, now 4-4, come off their bye week to play Miami on ESPN Thursday night. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
They have won at least 10 games for eight straight years, but that streak appears in jeopardy – they would need to make and win the ACC championship game, then win their bowl game to keep the streak alive. Miami is one of four teams in the Coastal Division with two conference losses going into November.
CBS has the big game in the SEC West Saturday – Alabama at LSU at 8 p.m. The Tigers won the regular season meeting last year, but Alabama took the national title game rematch in January. At 3:30 p.m., Mississippi heads to Georgia.
Notre Dame tries to stay in the national championship hunt, facing Pittsburgh on NBC at 3:30 p.m. Fox has a twinbill, starting at 3 p.m. with new Big 12 members TCU and West Virginia playing in Morgantown. Fourth-ranked Oregon heads to Southern Cal to meet the Trojans at 7 p.m.
ABC starts its day at noon, with Temple at Louisville from the Big East or Oklahoma at Iowa State. Midday, Texas takes on Tech Tech while Nebraska goes to Michigan State. The game not on ABC in your area will be on ESPN2. In primetime, it’s Oklahoma State at second-ranked Kansas State.
ESPN2 heads west Friday, with Washington against California at 9 p.m.
There’s two games featured on the ACC network Saturday. Virginia heads to North Carolina State at 12:30 p.m., while other areas will see Maryland hosting Georgia Tech.
ESPN starts Saturday at noon with Texas A&M taking on Mississippi State. Illinois battles Ohio State at 3:30 p.m.
On ESPN2, Missouri makes a visit to Florida at noon. In primetime, Clemson heads to Duke at 7 p.m. followed by Arizona State at Oregon State.
Stanford travels to Colorado at 2 p.m. on Fx.
MASN begins its day with the Big East game of the week between Syracuse and Cincinnati at noon. It’s off to the WAC at 4 p.m. for Texas-San Antonio’s game with Louisiana Tech, while MASN2 shows Charleston Southern at Liberty at 3:30 p.m.
Towson heads to Delaware at noon on NBC Sports network. Comcast offers James Madison’s trip to Maine at 3 p.m.
The NFL starts November in San Diego, with the Chargers battling the Chiefs on NFL network. Dallas meets Atlanta on NBC Sunday night, while the Eagles head to New Orleans Monday night on ESPN.
Sunday, the Redskins host Carolina at 1 p.m. on FOX. CBS starts the day with the Ravens at Browns, followed by the Steelers traveling to New York to face the Giants.
NBC Sports network has the CFL contest between Hamilton and Toronto Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
NASCAR is down to the final three races in the Chase to the Cup. The field tries to catch Jimmie Johnson Sunday at Texas, starting at 2 p.m. on ESPN. The Nationwide racers go Saturday at 7 p.m. on ESPN.
The MLS playoffs start Thursday on NBC Sports network, with Vancouver facing Los Angeles Thursday at 10:30 p.m. Salt Lake takes on Seattle Friday at 10 p.m. D.C. United and the Red Bulls start their series Saturday at 8 p.m., then NBC shows Kansas City’s opener agains Houston Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
The Breeders Cup runs this weekend. NBC has the final hour from Santa Anita Saturday at 8 p.m. NBC Sports network has coverage Friday at 4 p.m. and Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
TNT‘s coverage of the NBA’s opening week has to deal with the postponement of Thursday’s game between the Nets and Knicks in Brooklyn. Oklahoma City heads to San Antonio at 9:30 p.m. ESPN has a doubleheader scheduled Friday, with the Heat meeting the Knicks at 8 p.m. before the Lakers and Clippers battle.
The Wizards host the Celtics Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
The New York City Marathon still plans to run Sunday at 9 a.m. on ESPN2.
MASN offers the Big East women’s soccer championship Sunday at noon.
The ACC field hockey tournament gets coverage on Comcast, with semifinals Friday at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The championship airs Sunday at 1 p.m.
ESPN2 shows Big Ten volleyball between Wisconsin and Penn State Sunday at 2 p.m.