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Upset official: Pitt knocks off VaTech

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Of the two top 25 upsets brewing just a short while ago, only one of them came to fruition. No. 16 TCU survived a turnover-filled Big 12 debut to top Kansas 20-6.

No. 13 Virginia Tech? Not so lucky against the might Pitt Panthers. Hokies quarterback Logan Thomas threw three interceptions as part of a four-turnover game for VaTech in a 35-17 loss. Virginia Tech’s offense couldn’t run the ball, couldn’t convert third downs, and as a result, couldn’t get in any sort of rhythm.

Not that VaTech’s defense, usually a salty group under Bud Foster, was much better. That group gave up 537 yards to Pitt and nearly allowed two 100-yard rushers.

It was an all-around bad performance on the road.

With the loss, No. 5 Florida State, which exorcised its Wake Forest Demons (so to speak) today, and No. 11 Clemson look like the ACC’s two best teams.

There was a lot of hype surrounding Virginia Tech heading into the season — just as much hype was handed to Thomas — but the Hokies haven’t played like a top 25 team yet this season.

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4 Responses to “Upset official: Pitt knocks off VaTech”
  1. houndofthebaskervols says: Sep 15, 2012 4:32 PM

    LOL so much for Logan Thomas being the next Cam Newton.

  2. 8thlight says: Sep 15, 2012 4:41 PM

    Hail To Pitt!

  3. cranespy says: Sep 16, 2012 10:41 AM

    All I can think about is how Hokie fans quickly slammed the BIG LEAST as they called it when they executed their move from the Big East to the ACC. For years now the CHOKIES as they have so affectionately become known have managed to win a lot of games but routinely end up embarrassing themselves in BCS games. This year however it will be different…..with this embarrassing loss coupled with a visit to Vicksburg by Fla State and a trip to Clemson who beat VT TWICE last year ( remember the same Clemson that the BIG LEASTs WVU spanked in the Orange Bowl)….there will be NO BCS game to worry about. Face it Hokie fans….you are a mediocre team in a mediocre conference where basketball is KING and now with WV in the Big 12 they are not around to rescue you from the Metro or the A12…..yes Eer fans remember…guess what you are experiencing now is called Karma!!!!

  4. cranespy says: Sep 16, 2012 10:43 AM

    …like they did from the Metro and A10….

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