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Virginia, Miami looking to stop losing slides

Friday - 11/22/2013, 4:42pm  ET

Miami quarterback Stephen Morris (17) passes against Duke's Sydney Sarmiento (82) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

AP Sports Writer

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) -- Miami hasn't won in November and has fallen out of the national rankings.

Virginia hasn't won since September and knows its season is soon going to end.

It begs the question about what both sides will be playing for when the Hurricanes (7-3, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) and Cavaliers (2-8, 0-6) meet on Saturday in South Florida.

That's actually quite easy to answer.

Even with its three-game slide, Miami still has a bit of hope in the ACC race and remains in the hunt for another week if it beats the Cavaliers. And for Virginia, there's the pride factor, plus a chance to beat the Hurricanes for a fourth consecutive season.

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