To say that the first four weeks of the season were frustrating for the Virginia Tech football team would be a major understatement. After beating Old Dominion in the season-opener, they had three consecutive losses to Purdue, Rutgers, and Marshall to sit at a frustrating 1-3.
They returned home to Lane Stadium Saturday night to open up ACC play against the Pittsburgh Panthers and put together a strong 60 minutes and at times dominating performance for a 38-21 win.
Quarterback Kyron Drones was good all night, running the ball, throwing the ball, and having a hand in all five touchdowns, three passing and two running. It was his third start of the season and it was by far the most comfortable he has looked. After coming under a lot of criticism, offensive coordinator Tyler Bowen had his best game mixing things up and keeping Pittsburgh guessing on defense.
Virginia Tech showed glimpses of the team they can be and it was a complete performance on both sides of the ball in a game where they needed it. Here are three takeaways from the Hokies second win of the season.