Kyron Drones was simply magnificent
It has been a struggle for Baylor transfer Kyron Drones on the road this season, but against the Eagles, the sophomore was ready to go and put together a dominating opening half with his arms and legs to set the tone.
Virginia Tech put up 31 points in the opening half, racking up 340 total yards of offense, 158 rushing, and 182 passing. Drones accounted for 286 total yards and did a good job on the read option and used his big frame to run over and through some defenders.
Late in the first half and the Hokies facing a third down deep in their territory, Drones knew he had a free play down the field after the Eagles jumped offside and he connected with Da’Quan Felton for 70 yards down to the Boston College 10-yard line. For the game, Drones was 12-for-17 for 217 yards in the air and a pair of touchdown passes.
One thing that made it easy for the Hokies offense was their ability to play ahead of the sticks, eliminate pre-snap penalties, and not allow multiple sacks. It was a big-time performance for Drones on the road in a game where they needed him to be as good as he was.