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Monday Morning QB: Week 3

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- The game couldn't have started worse. On the opening drive senior running back
- Pittsburgh quarterback
- Thomas is no longer a Heisman dark horse. The first interception wasn't his fault. The second? Goodness. Third? Where was he throwing it?
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- Thomas would like to have a few throws back like missing wide receiver
- Fourth and 1 in the third quarter after Thomas fails to get a yard on the keeper. That was a great example of rushing on the day for the Hokies.
- Graham's receiving touchdown in the third quarter to make it 28-10 ended it. The only positive here is that it wasn't a conference game for Beamer's squad.
- It all comes down to the run game, with 254 yards for the home side, 59 for the visitors. Add that to the four turnovers and there goes any chance of winning for the Hokies.
- Heck of a running back combination that Pitt has. After LeSean McCoy and Dion Lewis in recent years, Graham and
- No doubt that Virginia Tech will bounce back, but this one hurts big time. The next ACC game isn't for a few weeks, so there is time to bounce back, but all of a sudden, that game against Cincinnati in Washington D.C. is looking like a tough one. Remember, the Bearcats downed Pittsburgh two Thursday's ago 34-10.
- Florida State looked awfully good against Wake Forest, winning 52-0. That sets up a big battle with Clemson on Saturday night. The winner will be in the driver's seat for the conference crown.
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- The top conference battle for many this weekend was Georgia Tech versus Virginia in Atlanta. With a conference loss already, the Yellow Jackets couldn't afford to go 0-2 in conference play. A 70-yard touchdown return started it for coach
- Against non-conference foes, the ACC went 4-4. The wins came against South Alabama, Furman, North Carolina Central and Bethune-Cookman...
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1. The Seminoles have played three fairly weak teams, but wins of 69-3, 55-0 and 52-0 see Jimbo Fisher's guys making serious statements early. They'll have a chance to prove their worth next week.
2. Alabama, again, is the team to beat this season after tearing apart Arkansas 52-0. That dynasty is far from over.
3. Horrible day for the Commonwealth. Virginia Tech gets handled, Virginia gets blown out, James Madison falls to West Virginia, William & Mary and Liberty both lose.
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