With regard to Utah, it’s all about survive and advance, baby. Whipped in yardage, looking like they’d get blown out of their stadium in the first quarter, the Utes hung on, watched TCU clang two field goal attempts that would have put the game away and cobbled together a last minute drive that won it. If they get by BYU, they’re BCS bound.
Nice blackout, too.
As for Virginia Tech, I’ve decided there’s one rule of thumb in the ACC this year: always bet on the ranked team to lose.
Seriously, I think this blog post sums up the current state of the ACC. Except there’s probably a better label for the first group than “Tier 1”. Like “these schools suck marginally less than the rest of the conference”.