The last 32 days for the Virginia Tech football team have been nothing short of sensational. First, the Hokies became bowl-eligible with a 55-17 win at Virginia on Thanksgiving Weekend. Then several announcements followed and several Hokies committed to coming back in 2024.
Antwaun Powell-Ryland, Josh Fuga, Dorian Strong, Mansoor Delane, Stephen Gosnell, Jaylin Lane, Kyron Drones, Bhayshul Tuten, Da'Quan Felton, and Ali Jennings all announced that they're coming back and will have a full offseason under their belt following a full season under their belt in Blacksburg. The Hokies also got four big additions from the transfer portal and brought in a slew of new recruits, including four Top 15 from the state of Virginia.
During a busy month of news, the win over the Cavaliers meant that they get an extra month together with practice and a game before the full attention turns to 2024. That game came Wednesday in the Military Bowl against Tulane University in Annapolis, Maryland at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
Virginia Tech closed out the season in style with a dominating win over Tulane to close out 2023 and give them some big momentum heading into 2024. Here are three takeaways from the win over the Green Wave and their first since 2016.