2nd reason Virginia Tech becomes Bowl-Eligible: Offense continues success
Following a disappointing loss to Marshall on Sept. 23, offensive coordinator Tyler Bowen committed to the run and it is paying off big time. Add in the ability of quarterback Kyron Drones to make plays with his arm and legs and all of a sudden the offense is producing.
Since beginning ACC play, they averaged 28.3 points a game against Pittsburgh, Florida State, and Wake Forest. Yes, two of the three games were at Lane Stadium, but after a slow start in the first quarter against the Seminoles, the Hokies began to move the ball better over the final three quarters, despite scoring just 10 points.
Pry showed confidence in Bowen and his players against FSU by going for three fourth downs on a second-quarter drive that ended with a Bhayshul Tuten 5-yard touchdown run where he leaped over a defender. Tuten scored the other touchdown in the game on a kickoff return to begin the second half.
Drones has been showing more confidence each week throwing the ball. Jaylin Lane has been the big play-making wide receiver for the Baylor transfer, while last week, Stephen Gosnell came up with some key situational catches against Wake Forest. As long as they can finish off drives with touchdowns instead of field goals, they should be able to score points against some of the teams remaining on their schedule that have allowed a lot of points this season.