National CFB writer questions if Virginia Tech can carry offensive momentum into 2024

Will the Hokies offense be just as good in 2024 as it finished 2023?

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Offensively, the Virginia Tech football team returns several key pieces of their offense from 2023. That is one of the big reasons why there is a lot of hype and excitement for the Hokies in 2024. Quarterback Kyron Drones and running back Bhayshul Tuten, both announced that they were returning and they were both tough to deal with as runners once ACC play began. 

Add in wide receivers Ali Jennings, Da’Quan Felton, Stephen Gosnell, and Jaylin Lane all coming back, the pieces are there for head coach Brent Pry and offensive coordinator Tyler Bowen to get very creative and put up some points. On3 college football writer Jesse Simonton asked one question of every ACC team for 2024 and his question surrounded the Hokies offense.

CFB writer asks if Virginia Tech can keep the offensive momentum going

In Simonton’s piece of “2024 pressing questions for every ACC team this spring” he asked, can the Hokies continue to build on their late-season offensive momentum? 

"The Hokies are one of the nation’s top teams in terms of returning production, particularly on the offensive side of the football where 96% of the unit is back in 2024. Quarterback Kyron Drones became the go-to guy by midseason, and Brent Pry rode the redshirt freshman to a bowl win over Tulane. Drones was awesome down the stretch, throwing for 10 touchdowns to just one interception over the last four games of the season (three Va. Tech wins). He also had two games during that period with over 135 yards rushing. The Hokies have a solid set of receivers, and tailback Bhayshul Tuten (863 yards, 10 touchdowns) is also back, so if the offense manages to find even more juice out of the unit this spring, Va. Tech could be a sleeper ACC contender come the fall. "

Jesse Simonton

Drones certainly played well last season once he was comfortable and he enters the season as one of the better dual-threat quarterbacks. Against Tulane in the Military Bowl and in a pouring rain, the Baylor transfer rushed for 176 yards and a touchdown, while Tuten rushed for another 136 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Drones had success throwing the ball as the season went along with 17 touchdown passes to just three interceptions and just over 2,000 yards.

Bowen and Drones will have several threats and options at wide receiver to throw the ball to and a lot of Virginia Tech’s offensive line returns. Health will play a big role, but if they are healthy, there is no reason why the Hokies can’t keep the offensive train rolling next season. If that happens, then there is no reason that they can’t be a sleeper next fall as Simonton thinks they can.