Through the first seven weeks of the 2023 Virginia Tech football season, there have been a lot of waves of emotion. Despite starting the season 1-3 in their non-conference games, they have slowly turned things around in ACC play by going 2-1.
At their bye week, the Hokies needed the break to rest but also look ahead to what are going to be five very important games to close out the season. Out of everything that has happened, here are two truths and a lie about Virginia Tech through the first seven weeks.
Virginia Tech First Truth: The running game is turning into a success
It took four weeks, but the Hokies finally have signs of a running game and how much does it make life so much easier for the offense? After a loss to Marshall, offensive coordinator Tyler Bowen committed to Bhayshul Tuten, Kyron Drones, and Malachi Thomas and they have responded.
The big change happened when Drones went under center and he brought a different style than Grant Wells and it took Bowen two weeks to adjust to it, but once he did, the offense took off. The one who needed to get going, however, was Tuten and he has been big in the conference games running the ball and in the kick return part of the game.
Committing to the run and sticking with it is what Bowen and the offense need to do. It opens up the passing game as opposing defenses need to gameplan for it. That should open up the receivers who have been very good recently.