Pittsburgh's unofficial ACC debut couldn't have been any better. The Panthers defeated No. 13 Virginia Tech 35-17 on Saturday in a game where the Hokies truly never threatened Pittsburgh.
While Pittsburgh doesn't officially become an ACC member until 2013, beating perennial conference power Virginia Tech was a good shot in the arm for the Panthers.
For the Hokies, losing to an opponent they were heavily favored against has truly become an annual event.
Could the Hokies rebound from an early-season disappointing loss like like they did in 2010 when they reeled off 11 consecutive victories before losing to Stanford in the Orange Bowl? Or did Pittsburgh expose some of Virginia Tech's potentially fatal flaws moving forward?
Assessing the winners and losers in a game like this can be tough, but things weren't bad for every Hokie.
Here is a look at some winners and losers in yesterday's game: