Coming off a 39-17 loss last weekend at Florida State, the Virginia Tech football team returned home to Lane Stadium to host Wake Forest for Homecoming. This was a big game for the Hokies in many ways.
First off, Virginia Tech is heading into its much-needed bye week following the game, and coach Brent Pry hosted several committed and potential recruits. Going into the off-week with a win would be much better for the Hokies and they will be able to enjoy the week.
They got a dominant performance from their defense, and offensive coordinator Tyler Bowen called another good game, after the first quarter, quarterback Kyron Drones had a good day throwing the ball which all led to a 30-13 dominating win over the Demon Deacons.
The win improves Virginia Tech to 3-4, 2-1 in the ACC, all of a sudden, it’s not out of the question with a manageable schedule following the bye week that Pry’s team could flirt with becoming Bowl-eligible over the final five weeks with what could be considered a manageable conference schedule.
Things didn’t go completely as planned as what has been an issue this season became an issue again with injuries. Multiple Hokies left the game, and some did return, but if there was ever a time and a team that needed their bye week, it’s Virginia Tech.
Here are three takeaways from the Hokies win that dropped Wake Forest to 3-3.