Virginia Tech football: 2022 offense disappoints
A look at the Hokies’ offense has to start with quarterback Grant Wells, for whom there were high hopes this season. Fans certainly hoped that Wells would seize the starting job and provide stability at a position where there has been little for the team over the last several years.
After an awful performance against Old Dominion where he threw four interceptions, Wells has been adequate since with only 2 picks thrown in the last four games. Wells has thrown for 983 yards on the season and five touchdowns, along with the aforementioned six interceptions.
While Wells may not be the reason that Tech wins a game, he has proved he can manage the offense well enough to not be the reason that Tech loses,
The star of this team has to be the running back. Malachi Thomas was expected to be the featured back this year but has been unable to play due to a foot injury. Keshawn King then filled in admirably to start the season, until suffering his own injury.
Tech is averaging 109.4 rushing yards per game overall, with only Boston College averaging fewer yards rushing in the ACC. For overall points, Tech ranks 12th out of 14 teams in the ACC, averaging 18.2 points per game. Clearly, the Hokies will need substantial improvement on offense if the goal is to improve in the ACC this season.