Kyron Drones has a strong game
With each passing week, Drones plays better and better. Saturday marked his fifth start of the season since starter Grant Wells went down with an ankle injury against Purdue in Week 2 and the Baylor transfer appears to have settled in under center and with Bowen’s system.
His biggest play of the day came in the second quarter and it was a throw that the Hokies needed. On the first play from scrimmage following Demond Clairborne’s 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, Drones dropped back, hit Jaylin Lane in the middle of the field and the Middle Tennessee State transfer did the rest, out-racing the Demon Deacons’ defense to the end zone for a touchdown.
Drones finished 20-for-29 through the air for 321 yards and two touchdowns, both to Lane. As the game went on, he showed confidence in wide receiver Stephen Gosnell, who came up with home big catches. He finished with six receptions for 75 yards, but two were receptions on third downs to pick up first downs.
Drones did a good job of reading what the defense was doing and between him, Bhayshul Tuten, Cole Nelson, and Malachi Thomas, they rushed for 141 yards. They put together a key drive late in the fourth quarter leading 23-10 and putting the game away when Lane caught a tunnel screen for a 12-yard touchdown.