No one enjoys piling on when things go wrong. But nonetheless, we’ve got to call out the ACC players who were counter-productive in helping their teams grab a victory this weekend. On the bright side for them, they can always get off this list next week. And for their sake, let’s hope they do.
In last week’s ACC power rankings, we raised a flag about Logan Thomas’s declining accuracy, and its potential effect down the road. Little did we know it would have such an impact this past Saturday, though. Thomas’s young offensive line showed its inexperience to a hungry Pittsburgh team, and as a result, the Virginia Tech QB found himself under consistent pressure. Furthermore, Thomas showed himself to be a questionable decision-maker under duress (nothing new) and a player who will struggle to top 50-percent completions this season. Are any of these issues new for Thomas? No. But it’s all been long-ignored, and now we’ll have to see if the senior can recover and lift the Hokies onto his back once again.
Wake Forest Defense (52 points allowed, 612 total offensive yards against)
Virginia Defense (56 points allowed, 594 total offensive yards against)
Michael Rocco, QB/Virginia (15/25 passing, 143 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT)