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Tracking Opponents: Week 2's Final Scores, Recaps and Analysis of UVa's Competition

Hokie fans have a lot to celebrate after this weekend.
Hokie fans have a lot to celebrate after this weekend.
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Virginia Tech's win over Ohio State was the attention-grabbing result of the weekend, but 11 other teams also saw action this weekend. Let's get this show started.

UCLA (2-0; 42-35 W over Memphis)

Mora's UCLA Bruins Still Can't Play Complete Game, Barely Beat Unranked Memphis, 42-35 - Bruins Nation
Bruins Nation is starting to take a long, hard look in the mirror. "UCLA still can't figure out how to put together a complete game, with Memphis' offense carving up the Bruin defense in a way that was reminiscent of the worst years under Chuck Bullough's incompetent tenure as defensive coordinator."

The Morning After, Part 2: Memphis - Bruins Nation
"The bottom line is that, right now, it's tough to be a UCLA football fan. Sure, the team is 2-0, but both wins have been so ugly that everyone's expectations have to be lower than just a few weeks ago."

Richmond (1-1; 45-13 L to UVA)

The Collegian: Rapid Recap: No. 17 Richmond - 13 UVA - 45
The Richmond Collegian states the truth: You can't expect to win games by giving the ball to the other team.

Louisville (2-0; 66-21 W over Murray State)

Highlights: Louisville Hangs 66 On Murray State - Card Chronicle
Video highlights of Louisville's win over Murray State

BYU (2-0; 41-7 W over Texas)

BYU Football: Halftime adjustments key to Cougars' victory over Texas - Vanquish The Foe
A slow first half led to drastic halftime changes for BYU: "To be honest, we just kind of relaxed for a little bit, reset our minds for a new quarter like we were starting a new game. (The coaches) had some of us change our socks. They got that idea from basketball players. They do it at halftime to mentally reset their minds."

Kent State (0-2; 23-13 L to South Alabama)

Kent State University Athletics - Inconsistency Haunts Flashes in Loss to South Alabama
The Golden Flashes watched too many negative plays either stall their own drives or extend their opponent's. After struggling to move the chains for most of the day, their offense created sparks of hope late in both halves.  On defense, the Flashes forced the Jaguars to punt on five consecutive second-half possessions before finally wearing down on a game-sealing touchdown march in the final minutes.

Pitt (2-0; 30-20 W over Boston College)

Pitt runs over, through, and around Boston College in 30-20 win - Cardiac Hill
A strong rushing game for Pitt led to a more dominating performance than the final score would suggest.

Duke (2-0; 34-17 W over Troy)

Duke Hectors Troy Into 34-17 Loss - Duke Basketball Report
"The game followed the same rough pattern as so many did last year: Duke started roughly even or behind the opponent but as the game went on, Duke pulled away."

UNC (2-0; 31-27 W over San Diego State)

The Good, Bad, and Ugly Report: San Diego State - Tar Heel Blog
UNC's defense kept the Tar Heels in the game until the offense could wake up, and then the defense made a final stand to preserve the victory.

Georgia Tech (2-0; 38-21 W over Tulane)

Georgia Tech Football: Tulane Postgame Analysis - From The Rumble Seat
"It was a tale of two halves once again for the Jackets, who played sloppy in the first half but dominated the rest of the way at Yulman Stadium Saturday afternoon.

Florida State (2-0; 37-21 W over The Citadel)

Florida State Football freshmen make early impressions - Tomahawk Nation
Florida State cruised to a win against The Citadel Saturday night, allowing for valuable playing time for its new freshmen class.

Miami (1-1; 41-7 W over FAMU)

True Freshmen Lead UM to Home Victory Over FAMU; Yearby and Berrios Propel Offense - State of The U
Al Golden got to see the future of his team Saturday night as the Hurricanes played a lot of true freshman in their win over Florida A&M. Miami's young studs on defense got plenty of action, as did Joe Yearby who played the entire second half.

Virginia Tech (2-0; 35-21 W over Ohio State)

Virginia Tech Hokies Football Game Recap: Hokies Shock Buckeyes In Columbus - Gobbler Country
Somehow Virginia Tech found themselves up 21-7 at the half to No. 8 Ohio State. Here's Gobbler Country's recap.