No. 2: Virginia Tech QB Grant Wells throws for over 3,000 yards
Injuries can’t be predicted, but starting quarterback Grant Wells lasted just two games before suffering an injury against Purdue in the second game of the season. When Pry went to Baylor transfer Kyron Drones, the rest was history and now the sophomore is the QB going forward.
It’s not easy as a senior quarterback to lose his job to an injury, then find himself on the sideline and playing in mop-up duty over the final couple of weeks, but that’s what happens when an injury occurs.
No. 3: Virginia Tech knocks off a Top 25 team in 2023
The Hokies didn’t have many chances on their schedule this season to knock off a ranked team, but the two chances they did have, they lost both, one at home and one on the road.
On Oct. 7, the Hokies went to Tallahassee and fell into a 22-0 hole against Florida State, but battled back to cut the deficit to 22-17 when Bhayshul Tuten returned the second-half kickoff for a touchdown. The Seminoles, who scored three first-quarter touchdowns on big plays, hit two more in the second half to pull away for a 39-17 victory.
On Nov. 18, Virginia Tech played their final home game of the season against North Carolina State and the script that happened at Florida State in the first half played out against the Wolfpack. NC State jumped out to a 35-14 lead and held off a fourth-quarter Virginia Tech rally for a 35-28 win.
The Hokies will get one more chance to knock off a ranked team in the Military Bowl as Tulane is currently ranked No. 23. Winning the game would be a huge springboard into 2024 for Virginia Tech. As for the predictions, well there’s always a chance to redeem myself with the Military Bowl.