Virginia Tech was a 101/2-point favorite against Pittsburgh, an 0-2 team that embarrassingly lost its season opener to Youngstown State and, subsequently, looked awful in its loss to Cincinnati.
We aren't so surprised about Pitt losing to Youngstown State or starting out 0-2 as much as we are about a Virginia Tech team that has some serious weapons but fell behind Pitt 21-0 and lost 35-17.
The Hokies looked at a bad Pitt team and took the game lightly. The real surprise is that a Frank Beamer-coached team took an opponent lightly. That almost never happens, and as a result the Hokies fell from grace, No. 13 in the AP poll, and landed outside of it altogether.
It's tough to pick against Wisconsin, even though it's now easy to pick against Wisconsin. The Badgers would be 1-2 if Utah State's John Thompson had not missed from 37 yards Saturday.
And yet Wisconsin's offense has fallen from 14th (469.9 yards per game) in the nation to 119th (276.0).
Wisconsin won't dig out of this mess without better quarterback play. But coach Bret Bielema hasn't said which QB will get the first shot Saturday against UTEP — the turnover-prone
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The season-opening, 20-17 win over San Jose State was a little too close for comfort, but a decisive 50-3 win over improving Duke was a step in the right direction. And nothing shook up the college football landscape more than Saturday's 21-14 win over then-No. 2 USC.
Stanford illustrated exactly how to frustrate and contain star quarterback
I'm hooked on the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks, who have split two overtime games with the mighty
Louisiana-Monroe, a Sun Belt team which has never had a winning record at the major college level, shocked No. 8
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