Mission accomplished for the Virginia Tech football team in the annual Commonwealth Cup.
Needing a win at Scott Stadium Saturday afternoon against Virginia, the Hokies dominated both sides of the ball, built a 24-0 halftime lead, and saw it peak at 48-10 in the third quarter before settling for a 55-17 win to become bowl-eligible in their regular season final at 6-6.
Here are three takeaways from the second straight dominating performance by Virginia Tech on the road in two weeks after a 48-22 victory over Boston College on Nov. 11.
Kyron Drones led the offense
We will get to the offense as a whole a little later, but quarterback Kyron Drones had an afternoon. He had 294 total offensive yards and three touchdown passes and even though he had just 54 rushing yards, he had some big ones in the first half, and the Cavaliers, like so many teams this season, had a tough time bringing him down.
He threw the ball very well and spread it around to all of his receivers going 10-for22 for 244 yards, with his longest an 84-yard touchdown pass to Da’Quan Felton. Since ACC play began on Sept. 30 against Pittsburgh, the Baylor transfer has been getting better and better at throwing the ball, running the ball, reading defenses, and making the right throws. He has been very good the last eight weeks.