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Virginia Techs path to the Atlantic Coast Conference title game is now clear. Adidas Ultra Boost Triple Black Mens .After Duke beat No. 15 North Carolina 28-27 on Thursday night, the No. 18 Hokies (7-2, 5-1) can clinch a berth in the league championship game on Dec. 3 with win Saturday against Georgia Tech (5-4, 2-4).It would be the first title shot for the Hokies since 2011, but its not likely to come easily against a Yellow Jackets team chasing bowl eligibility. Georgia Tech has averaged 358 rushing yards in its past two games, against Duke and North Carolina.I think they do a lot of just things to mess with your eyes. You know, fake handoffs, pitches, Hokies middle linebacker Andrew Motuapuaka said of coach Paul Johnsons triple-option offense. Youve just got to be fundamentally sound and youve got to make sure youre doing your job and youre not trying to do too much.The Yellow Jackets will be without leading rusher Dedrick Mills, who has been suspended, but are likely to have quarterback Justin Thomas.Thomas is Georgia Techs second-leading rusher, and while he throws sparingly compared to other quarterbacks, he has been very efficient. Thomas has completed better than 64 percent of his passes over the last four games with five touchdowns and no interceptions. He has completed two passes of 80 or more yards, and has an 82-yard run.Defensively, however, the Yellow Jackets have struggled, allowing more than 400 yards per game.We just havent made very many plays, Johnson said. Weve had a hard time getting pressure on the quarterback and we had a hard time covering. Thats a daily combination. You know, we just havent played well there.North Carolinas 636 yards last week was the second-highest total allowed in program history.---Some other things to watch when Georgia Tech visits Virginia Tech:DISTRACTIONS: First-year coach Justin Fuente appears to have been able to use the Hokies surprise loss at Syracuse last month as a steady reminder of the dangers of getting too high on themselves, and that resolve could be tested this week with the preseason goal of playing for the ACC title within reach with a victory. Theres definitely reminders to stay focused on this week because at the end of the day, we put ourselves in a good position and we know what could happen, but that means nothing if we arent going to be able to make it happen, fullback Sam Rogers said.EFFICIENT EVANS: First-year quarterback Jerod Evans remains the key to the Hokies on offense not only for his efficiency in the passing game -- hes second in the ACC to Louisvilles Lamar Jackson -- but also his running ability. Evans has 21 touchdown passes and just two interceptions, and hes run for 533 yards.RAISE THE ROOF: Yellow Jackets defensive coordinator Ted Roof received a vote of confidence from Johnson this week. The Yellow Jackets rank last among the nations 128 FBS teams in third-down defense, allowing conversions 52 percent of the time. Georgia Tech also is last in the ACC with only eight sacks.BUDS BOYS: Hokies defensive coordinator Bud Foster has been at the helm of Virginia Techs defense for the entirety of Johnsons time as Georgia Tech, and has had some success in slowing the triple-option. The Yellow Jackets ran for just 161 yards last year in a 23-21 home loss in the series, the third time Fosters defense has held them to below 200 yards. The Yellow Jackets are 1-16 under Johnson when rushing for fewer than 200 yards.RED ZONE: Georgia Tech made five trips inside North Carolinas 20 yard-line last week and had only one touchdown to show for it. The other four trips yielded a field goal, a blocked field goal, a fumble and turnover on downs. They will have to make more of those opportunities to have success on Saturday.---AP sports writer Charles Odum contributed from Atlanta.---More AP college football: Hank on Twitter: Adidas Ultra Boost Triple Black Womens . The Cincinnati Reds remain perfect with their speedy rookie outfielder in the starting lineup. Adidas Ultra Boost Sale Womens . This should be celebrated because it will not always be this way. With the amount of money given to players by their clubs these days, it is a wonder that so many of those teams allow the sport to continue to take away many of their assets so they can play for a different team in the middle of their season. . -- Cam Newton pranced into the end zone, placed his hands over his chest and did his familiar Superman pose. NEW YORK -- Melo Trimble began his move around midcourt, went around a screen and drove to the rim. After Trimble scored and Maryland got one last defensive stop, bedlam ensued.Trimble converted a layup with 6.6 seconds remaining as the Terrapins survived a stiff challenge from Kansas State in a 69-68 victory Saturday night in the Barclays Center Classic Championship game.Trimble scored 18 points and his biggest hoop came on Marylands (7-0) final possession. He drove through the lane and got by Kansas State forward D.J. Johnson for the basket. Trimble hit his basket after Kansas States Wesley Iwandu missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 14 seconds left. Following a timeout, Trimble gained possession and went around a screen by Damonte Dodd that prevented Iwandu from providing a double team.Just dont settle, Trimble said. Ive been in that situation since Ive been at Maryland. I just know the best decision when the games going like that is to just go to the basket.After Trimble missed the subsequent free throw, Kansas State (5-1) had one more chance but Barry Browns jumper from the left side was short. Trimble celebrated with his teammates near center court, and then raced over to the first row and slapped hands with Maryland fans.I was happy we won, Trimble said. I didnt know what to do. I just was just happy to see so many people over there from Maryland.Johnson nearly willed Kansas State to the win by totaling a career-high 26 points and getting eight rebounds before fouling out on Trimbles dramatic drive. He just gets a head of steam, Wildcats coach Bruce Weber said. We knew what was coming and talked about it in the huddle. We said its coming and hes good at it.Michal Cekovsky added a career-best 16 points for Maryland, highlighting his game with three thunderous dunks midway through the second half. Cekovsky missed the first five games of the season recovering from a sprained foot and a preseason hamstring injury.Iwundu added 16 points and 11 rebounds for Kansas State.The game was tied 56-56 following a dunk by Johnson with 5:35 left. The WWildcats took a 61-59 lead on a 3-point play by Johnson but Maryland tied it on Trimbles layup with 3:18 remaining. Adidas Ultra Boost Discount. Kansas State took a 64-61 lead on a 3-pointer by Kamau Stokes and held a 66-63 edge on two free throws by Johnson. The Wildcats had a 68-65 lead when Johnson rebounded a miss by Brown and easily scored with about a minute to go.Johnson had a chance to further seal it for Kansas State but missed the put-back attempt of Browns 3-pointer, and with 44 seconds left he turned the ball over. Trimble drove by Johnson for a layup to make it 68-67.Iwundu inbounded to Brown, who nearly stepped out of bounds. Brown missed a free throw with 14.3 seconds to play, setting up Trimbles drive.POLL IMPLICATIONSKansas State: Kansas State may get some votes for being 5-1, but it appears there are too many other teams to warrant consideration for the Wildcats to actually enter the Top 25. Kansas States only remaining non-conference game against a power conference team is Dec. 10 against Washington State.Maryland: Maryland was No. 25 in the preseason poll but has been in the others receiving votes section. The Terrapins were seven points shy of No. 25 in the first in-season poll. Their 55 points in this weeks poll made them the second team outside of the top 25. The two teams listed at No. 25, Michigan and Florida State, both lost this week, leaving it possible the Terrapins could re-enter the poll in time for games against Pittsburgh and Oklahoma State.MOST VALUABLE PLAYERTrimble was named the MVP of the tournament by getting 49 points on 16-of-31 shooting as the Terrapins received their fourth straight in-season tournament trophy. ... Trimbles play gave Maryland its second 7-0 start in the last three seasons and it made him the MVP of an in-season tournament for the third straight season.UP NEXTKansas State: Hosts Wisconsin-Green Bay on Wednesday.Maryland: Hosts Pittsburgh on Tuesday in the ACC-Big 10 challenge. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '