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Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

This is how poorly Pitt played in the first quarter: two turnovers, zero first downs, six total plays, 12 total yards and four penalties. The Panthers defense has bailed the offense out, as Virginia Tech leads 6-0.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Last time he played the Jaguars at home, Marcus Mariota ran for an 87-yard TD.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Could these last two possessions come back and hurt Virginia Tech? The Hokies forced a fumble and an interception, but settled for just a field goal as a result. Virginia Tech has dominated the plays and time of possession in the first quarter but only leads 6-0.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Kendall Wright caught a 48-yard TD two games ago. I expect the Titans to take deep shots early against the Jaguars.

Hokies recover Pitt fumble on kickoff

After Virginia Tech took a 3-0 lead on the opening drive, Pittsburgh fumbles on the kickoff and the Hokies recover. They had to settle for a field goal, expanding the lead to 6-0.


Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Pitt returner Quadree Henderson made a rare mistake on a kickoff return, fumbling the ball away. The player who caused it? Freshman Divine Deablo, wearing Frank Beamer's No. 25 -- an honor bestowed on the special teams player of the week. The Hokies had great field position but were stuffed by one of the best run defenses in the country and settled for a field goal.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

DeMarco Murray hasn't usurped Earl Campbell or Eddie George yet for these two.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (knee/right pectoral) was listed as a limited practice participant for the second straight day Thursday. Prior to this week, Wilson had never been limited during a practice, and he's never missed a start in his NFL career. Wilson said before practice that his plan is to play through the pec injury, which he sustained during Sunday night's game against the Cardinals. Safety Kam Chancellor (groin), meanwhile, did not practice. Chancellor has missed the past two games.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Two of the Titans' three second-round picks are inactive: OLB Kevin Dodd and DL Austin Johnson. Dodd was questionable with foot soreness. Also inactive: CB Perrish Cox, LG Quinton Spain, FS Rashad Johnson, WR Harry Douglas, TE Jace Amaro.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

The wait is over tomorrow as the first World Series game will be played here since October 10, 1945

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Cornerback Valentino Blake is likely to be a factor in this game with Perrish Cox out with a concussion.

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars inactives: QB Brandon Allen, WR Rashad Greene, CB Josh Johnson, RB Corey Grant, DE Jared Odrick, OLBryce Harris, TE Neal Sterling.

Sharon Katz ESPN Analytics 

Virginia Tech's trip to Pittsburgh is a sneaky important game in the ACC Coastal. The Hokies are 3-1 in conference play and currently have a 44 percent chance to win the division, according to our Football Power Index. A win in Pittsburgh would increase Virginia Tech's chances to win the Coastal to about 68 percent, but a loss would put the North Carolina in the driver's seat.

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars DT Sen'Derrick Marks signs his jersey for fans. He'll be getting some reps at NT with Roy Miller out for the rest of the season because of a torn right Achilles' tendon.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Bedazzled Women's World Series Cap ($35)

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

This young Cubs fan might not have to wait as long as his fellow fans have

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Carlos Santana made his last appearance in the outfield in 2012, but the Indians are considering playing him in left field in Game 3. Manager Terry Francona was noncommittal Friday. "If we decide to do it and he messes up a ball, you can blame me," Francona said. "Actually, you can blame me and blame Mr. Selig a little bit too." That was a joking reference to Bud Selig and the DH-no DH schism that always poses challenges in the World Series.

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars WRs Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns warming up.

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Not seeing Jaguars TE Julius Thomas on the field for early warmups. He's usually catching passes with the receivers. May indicate that the ankle injury that has him questionable will not allow him to play.

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

Jaguars TE Julius Thomas is playing tonight, per source.


Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

In case there's any lingering doubt that this is all just a dream, Cubs fans: The scoreboard says it all as Wrigley Field prepares for its 2016 World Series moment.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

"When you go to Wrigley or Fenway it feels like the way baseball is supposed to be." -Tito Francona

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Hey lovely night beside the Cumberland River.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Terry Francona said they are still thinking about the possibility of Carlos Santana playing left field. He's going to watch him take fly balls this afternoon and check with him on his leg. He said if he plays and screws up a fly ball we should blame Terry and Bud Selig.

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jaguars have lost 17 of their last 19 road games dating back to a three-game road winning streak on 2013. Since then the only teams the Jaguars have beaten on the road are Baltimore (Nov. 15, 2015) and Chicago (Oct. 16, 2016).