In what could have been considered a must-win game for the Virginia Tech football last Saturday at Lane Stadium against Wake Forest, quarterback Kyron Drones was just one of many Hokies who stepped up in a dominating 30-13 win over the Demon Deacons.
Just how good was the Baylor transfer? He was good enough to join a list with some of the nation’s top Power 5 quarterbacks for Week 7.
Kyron Drones has one of the best Power 5 weekends for quarterbacks
Drones was good against Wake Forest and he scored high with an 87.6 grade according to PFF College among Power 5 quarterbacks. Josh Hoover of TCU scored a 93.6, South Carolina’s Spencer Rattler had a 90.1 and LSU’s Jaden Daniels had an 89.1 to finish with better grades than Virginia Tech’s quarterback.
Drones had a monster effort against the Demon Deacons. The redshirt sophomore finished 20-for-29 for 321 yards and two touchdown passes to wide receiver Jaylin Lane. In the second quarter, right after Wake Forest returned a kickoff for a touchdown to cut the deficit to 10-7, Drones connected with Lane in the middle of the field, and the Middle Tennessee State transfer outran the coverage for a 75-yard touchdown.
In the fourth quarter and the Hokies leading 23-10, Virginia Tech faced a third down at the Demon Deacons’ 12-yard line when offensive coordinator Tyler Bowen called for a bubble screen, and Drones and Lane executed it perfectly for a game-clinching touchdown.
Drones also did some damage with his legs and Wake Forest found out how hard it is to bring him down. He had 15 carries for 59 yards and there were multiple times when he ran over a defender to pick up an extra yard or two.
When starter Grant Wells went down with an injury, that opened the door for Drones under center and he has taken advantage of the opportunity he had. Coming out of the bye week, Drones is going to be one of the many key Hokies if they are going to win three games and become Bowl-eligible.