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The highest-graded players from Pittsburgh's win over Virginia, 23-13

Nov 2, 2018; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers running back Darrin Hall (22) carries the ball past Virginia Cavaliers nose tackle Dylan Thompson (68) and Cavaliers running back Lamont Atkins (25)in the fourth quarter at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

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With a crucial 23-13 win on Friday night, the Pittsburgh Panthers were able to move their overall record to 5-4. They also notched another conference win to get to 4-1 and leap to the front of the pack in the ACC Coastal Division. The Virginia Cavaliers fell to 6-3 overall and to 4-2 in the conference.

[Editor's Note: While we grade every player on every game, to qualify for an overall game grade for this recap's purpose, a player must have played at least 20 snaps to be considered a full-time contributor to the game.]

Top 5 Overall

Pittsburgh Offense

Darrin Hall, RB – 77.8 overall grade

Mike Herndon, OG – 75.6 overall grade

Stefano Millin, OT – 73.3 overall grade

Aaron Mathews, WR – 70.1 overall grade

Connor Dintino, OG – 69.8 overall grade

Pittsburgh Defense

Amir Watts, DI – 71.0 overall grade

Shane Roy, DI – 70.7 overall grade

Damarri Mathis, CB – 69.4 overall grade

Dewayne Hendrix, EDGE – 68.8 overall grade

Damar Hamlin, CB – 68.5 overall grade

Virginia Offense

Terrell Jana, WR – 86.4 overall grade

Bryce Perkins, QB – 75.0 overall grade

Dillon Reinkensmeyer, C – 62.6 overall grade

Tanner Cowley, TE – 60.0 overall grade

Chris Glaser, OG – 59.1 overall grade

Virginia Defense

Joey Blount, S – 84.8 overall grade

Charles Snowden, LB – 73.7 overall grade

Tim Harris, CB – 73.2 overall grade

Mandy Alonso, DI – 71.9 overall grade

Bryce Hall, CB – 71.9 overall grade

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