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Former Foes Week 3

Virginia spent the day chasing after running backs with little success
Virginia spent the day chasing after running backs with little success

Moving ahead from week 3, we look back at Penn State's former foes and keep an eye on how they are doing. Ohio is keeping their end of the bargain opening up to a 3-0 start for the second consecutive year. Virginia... not so much. Someone forgot to tell the Cavaliers that the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have a pretty potent option attack.

So, how did the Bobcats do, anyway?

Ohio (3-0)

Beat Marshall 27-24

Tyler Tettleton moved into Ohio's all-time top five for career passing completions when he connected 20 of 35 times for 200 yards and 3 touchdowns. Running back Beau Blankenship added 30 carries for 102 yards but the game came down to the 4th quarter.

With 5 minutes left Marshall quarterback Rakeem Cato (Cato, HA!! Insert gratuitous Hunger Games reference here) completed a pass to wide receiver Antavious Wilson who promptly fumbled the ball to the Bobcats at their own 21. Ohio drained the clock to 1:37 and kicked a 38-yard field goal to take a 3-point lead. The Thundering Herd rallied and drove to the Ohio 27 but Cato was intercepted to seal the game.

Cato had a video-game-esque day completing 44 of 65 passes for 432 yards and 3 touchdowns but was later devoured by half man half wolf mutants after the game. Oh sorry, I should have prefaced that with *SPOILER ALERT*.

Next up: Norfolk State (2-1)


Lost to Georgia Tech 20-56

Tech QB Tevin Washington threw a 70-yard touchdown pass on the Yellow Jackets first play of the game and that's pretty much how the game went for Virginia. The Cavaliers' defense could not find an answer for the spread-option that Tech likes to run giving up runs of 60 or more yards in 3 of Tech's first 4 plays! That's not a typo, 3 of Georgia Tech's first 4 offensive plays went for 60 or more yards. You aren't going to win too many games giving up huge chunks of yardage like that. Georgia Tech raced to a 21-7 lead in the first quarter, stretched it to 35-7 at halftime and, just for good measure, added a couple of scores in the third and fourth to take a 49-7 lead before giving up a couple garbage touchdowns late in the game. Georgia Tech gained 594 yards of total offense, doubling the Cavaliers.

Next up: #16 TCU (2-0) - good luck with that!

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