The numbers are startling, yet Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi wants more. Sure, the 24th-ranked Panthers (3-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) are off to their best start in Narduzzi's six seasons on the job. Take them out and Pitt isn't just a top 10 in defense, but No. 1 with a bullet.
Virginia Tech won its first game without nearly two dozen players and even some coaches unavailable due to a combination of coronavirus and injury issues. The question is whether they'll be shorthanded again when they play Saturday at Duke. The Hokies (1-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat North Carolina State last weekend despite missing 23 players and two full-time coaches, including starting quarterback Hendon Hooker and defensive coordinator Justin Hamilton.
Several parties and large gatherings coinciding with the University of South Carolina's football game had to be broken up Saturday, as people celebrated the first game of the season, police said. Columbia Police told The State newspaper Wednesday that three social distancing citations and four warnings were issued to residences that house some USC students. Columbia police spokeswoman Jennifer Timmons said property owners were also cited for the social distancing violation.