They added to it quickly, with a pair of touchdowns to put Pittsburgh up 21-3 at halftime.
The Virginia Tech defense struggled mightily, with missed tackles, missed assignments and a number of other bad execution plays. But the will to come back and win never left the Hokies.
"I guess it hurt only because he's definitely one of the leaders of the defense and one of the older guys," Jarrett said. "But for future references, a lot more guys are gonna step up. Even though I'm young, including myself, I can definitely step up and take charge. It's just being more vocal."
Jarrett said the loss gives Virginia Tech's players plenty to think about and learn from. One of those lessons is from a mindset standpoint and something that should be taken into account whether it's Pittsburgh, Bowling Green or even Florida State.
"We can't underestimate anyone," Jarrett said. "Even what their record says, this is college football and especially at Virginia Tech, everyone is gonna give you their best. We just have to play with a lot more passion out there, communicate better and I feel like we'll be just fine."