CBS Sports college football writer picks Virginia Tech football 2024 win total

Chip Patterson of CBS Sports picks Virginia Tech's win total for the 2024 season.
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After a huge month of recruiting for the Virginia Tech football team, head coach Brent Pry and his staff enter some downtime with the family ahead of the 2024 season. Expectations are high for the first time in several years after the Hokies won six of their last nine games of 2023 and got a ton of retainment for the upcoming season.

Along with a lot of retainment, the Hokies have what could be considered a favorable and doable schedule for the 2024 season. There is no Florida State, Louisville, or North Carolina State, all three of Virginia Tech's conference losses a year ago, but they do have to travel to Miami and host Clemson and Georgia Tech. Their toughest non-conference game is a home game with Rutgers in mid-September.

CBS Sports writer picks Virginia Tech win total for 2024 season

Virginia Tech's retainment includes quarterback Kyron Drones, running back Bhayshul Tuten, and four wide receivers. Defensively, along with the addition of some key players from the transfer portal, they have their sack leader from 2023, Antwaun Powell-Ryland, returning along with Mansoor Delane and Dorian Strong in the secondary has Pry and his team set up for a strong campaign. Despite all of that, Chip Patterson of CBS Sports picked the Hokies win total, and let's just say, he's joining the hype train.

"Over/Under 8.5 wins

Wins: at Vanderbilt, Marshall, at ODU, at Miami, at Stanford, Boston College, Georgia Tech, at Syracuse, at Duke, Virginia
Losses: Rutgers, Clemson

Analysis: After three wins in Year 1 and seven in Year 2, both the oddsmakers and our projections are calling for another step forward for coach Brent Pry in Year 3 with the Hokies. It's not just the overwhelming amount of returning production from last season, but how that group performed during a stretch in which the Hokies closed the year with five in wins in their last seven games, with all five victories coming by at least 17 points. Things seemed to click in Blacksburg, and when you carry that over to a schedule that does not have Florida State, NC State, or SMU, there is clear room for more upward movement within the league. Over 8.5 wins (+142) "

Chip Patterson

When the Virginia Tech over/under win total first came out, it was 7.5 and that was great value. With the schedule they have, the talent they have returning, and four of their final six games at Lane Stadium, over 8.5 wins is a good bet. Patterson has Tech winning their ACC opener in South Florida in late September against Miami. Nine wins would be a good season and let's face it, less than nine wins would be a bit of a disappointment. Ten wins are certainly not out of the question either with the schedule the Hokies have. We agree with Patterson's assessment of at least nine wins this fall.