2. Attack Purdue’s defensive backs
It can’t be stated enough, that Virginia Tech needs to take advantage of a fragile Boilermakers’ secondary. Fresno State did it and there is no reason the Hokies can’t.
Fresno State threw for 371 yards and Hokies’ quarterback Grant Wells threw for 251 against Old Dominion. New receivers Ali Jennings, Jaylin Lane, and Da’Quan Felton should be more involved in the offense, as well as tight ends Benji Gosnell and Dua’Quan Wright.
Mixing it up with the running game, whether that’s Bhayshul Tuten or bringing in a different quarterback, Kyron Drones who transferred from Baylor, to show the Boilermakers something different should open the passing game up even more.
Purdue is going to make adjustments this week and expect their defensive backs to play better, but this is a big opportunity for the Hokies to spread the ball around more, get more people involved, and throw the ball down the field. Jennings and Felton did a nice job against Old Dominion of making plays after catches and should be able to do it again this weekend.