"It's very critical," Hokies defensive end Ken Ekanem said. "Any ACC opponent is like a championship game, so I think we can't just hype up in our minds. We have to just take it one game at a time, like I said before. We've just got to focus on going 1-0. Any ACC opponent, especially Miami - a big rival of ours - is a big game."
"I guess it's cool to get recognized and all that, but I mean, our goal at the beginning of the year wasn't really to be ranked, it was to win the ACC Championship and get some rings," defensive end Ken Ekanem said. "But beating North Carolina this Saturday definitely helps us on our way to our goal, so it's obviously a big game."