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Hurricanes clinch ACC Coastal Division championship

Miami to play Clemson in first ACC title game in school history

Christopher Herndon IV celebrates a Miami Hurricanes touchdown during a game against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Hard Rock Stadium on Nov. 4, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Christopher Herndon IV celebrates a Miami Hurricanes touchdown during a game against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Hard Rock Stadium on Nov. 4, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The Miami Hurricanes are Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division champions.

Miami clinched a spot Saturday in next month's ACC Championship game, thanks to some help from Louisville.

The Cardinals beat Virginia 38-21 shortly before No. 7 Miami (8-0, 6-0 ACC) was set to host third-ranked Notre Dame (8-1) at Hard Rock Stadium.

Even if Miami loses its final three regular-season games, the Hurricanes are assured of a trip to Charlotte by virtue of Virginia's loss.

Miami will face No. 4 Clemson (9-1, 7-1 ACC) on Dec. 2 at Bank of America Stadium. The Tigers defeated Florida State 31-14 to clinch the ACC Atlantic Division.

The Hurricanes haven't won the ACC since joining the league in 2004.