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Disappointing non-conference losses in the first month of the football season are nothing new for Virginia Tech. A Hokies' defense getting pushed around, however, isn't something that's a regular occurrence.
Southern California's Matt Barkley needed just one throw to show why he is a favorite for the Heisman Trophy.
An overview ACC.
The West Virginia Mountaineers were tough to slow down, and only the Orange Bowl mascot could stop Darwin Cook.
When Sammy Watkins first arrived on Clemson's campus last summer and reported for a workout with other incoming freshman receivers, quarterback Tajh Boyd sent him out for a pass.
No. 3 Oklahoma made a case to reclaim that top ranking with a Red River Rivalry rout.
Virginia Tech defensive line coach Charley Wiles would love it if his four linemen contributed to a shutout in Saturday night's ACC opener against Clemson — or even if they helped hold the Tigers' spread-the-field, fast-paced offense to 14 points or so. But he knows there is a big difference between idealistic and the realistic this week.
Reserves have played a leading role in the Atlantic Coast Conference this year, whether keeping their team in the title chase or helping them become bowl eligible.
"You know, we are getting a chance to play against one of the best," he said. "But for us, it's more about the competition, the nature of the business, the nature of the game and going out there and proving who is best out there. That's what we pride ourselves on."