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Two top 25 teams on upset alert

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Looking for an upset early this college football Saturday? Look no further than Pittsburgh. The 0-2 Panthers are up 21-3 on No. 13 Virginia Tech at halftime.

Yes, winless Pitt, which has looked downright awful in two games this season, is handing it to Virginia Tech.¬†There’s one (okay, technically four) reason for that: turnovers. Hokies quarterback Logan Thomas has three interceptions and the Panthers recovered a fumble. But Pitt is putting together some nice offensive drives as well. The rushing duo of Ray Graham and Rushel Shell has 120 yards on the ground so far, and quarterback Tino Sunseri is having a good game.

For what it’s worth, no Frank Beamer team has come back from more than 17 points in a football game. Also worth noting: in the event that the Hokies do rally, Pitt has missed two field goals.

Also on upset alert is No. 16 TCU, which leads Kansas 10-6 at the half in its first Big 12 game. The Horned Frogs have been able to move the ball well, but turnovers and a missed field goal are just a few of the miscues keeping the Jayhawks in this game.

Keep an eye on Louisiana-Monroe and Auburn too. The Warhawks, fresh off their upset of Arkansas, are up 14-7 on the Tigers midway through the second quarter.

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9 Responses to “Two top 25 teams on upset alert”
  1. buckeye94 says: Sep 15, 2012 1:58 PM

    Good ole college football!

  2. manchestermiracle says: Sep 15, 2012 2:41 PM

    Ohio State is having problems with yet another “soft” Pac-12 team. The game would be tied if Cal’s kicker was any good. Guess he won’t have to worry about playing on Sunday.

    On a related note, it’s too bad the Buckeye defense appears to play dirty. From facemasking to hitting the QB late to #2 Bryant knocking the Cal TE out of the game by targeting his knee. What a dirtbag play.

  3. buckeye94 says: Sep 15, 2012 3:03 PM

    Wow so glad you can rip Ohio st and only reason cuz I commented first and buckeye in my title. Not like cal hasn’t done anything but granted Ohio st has made those plays. You’d prob make the same mistakes at the pace of a football game ya prick.

  4. buckeye94 says: Sep 15, 2012 3:09 PM

    Ohhh yeah and even if cal kicker made the field goal it would have only made it 20 to 10 it wouldn’t have tied it so idk what game you watchin.

  5. wvucolumbus says: Sep 15, 2012 3:33 PM

    Ohio State is fortunate to be winning this game. The B1G is the worst of the 5 conferences this year (not really debatable).

  6. blueglaze says: Sep 15, 2012 3:35 PM

    Well they were tied 28 in the 4th with 4.5min to go… Def not top ten material… Too much hype for this buckeye team.

  7. drexelvol says: Sep 15, 2012 3:35 PM

    But, VT shouldn’t have been ranked in the first place.

  8. buckeye94 says: Sep 15, 2012 4:15 PM

    Agreed big10 is a weak conference when lookin across the board. I don’t think the buckeyes are fully overrated I mean they are under new coaching so I don’t expect them to be like they will at the end if the season. Urban even said that bout the team.

  9. alligatorsnapper says: Sep 15, 2012 5:29 PM

    This is too early to accurately rank teams. Not enough games against quality opponents have been played, leaving too many questions. Of course “ranked” teams will lose and fall, un-ranked teams will win and rise. Give it about 3 – 4 more weeks before ranking and we will have a better idea.

    As southernpatriots posted, LSU goes for a historical NCAA FBS record of 40 consecutive wins over non-conference opponents stretching back about 10 years tonight, and a Tiger Stadium record of consecutive wins. Geaux Tigers!

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