It’s a windy and gusty day in Blacksburg Virginia! In the third of four consecutive home games the Virginia Tech Hokies deferred. Kenny Picket and the 52.4 points per game Pittsburgh Panthers offense started on their 25-yard line. The Hokies defense held the Panthers offense to a rare three-and-out. A poor punt gave VT excellent field position and they started on the 50-yard line, which Virginia Tech failed to capitalize on with their own three-and-out to open the quarter. The Panthers followed their short first drive with a perfect effort. After being pinned on their six-yard line Pitt drove 94-yards over 15 plays in 5:53 to find the endzone and take an early lead, 7-0.