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Five Takeaways From Virginia Tech’s 38-21 Victory Over Pittsburgh

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Will Locklin | @locklin_will
Writer/Basketball Analyst

Virginia Tech ended their three-game losing streak Saturday night with a dominant 38-21 victory over Pittsburgh. It was by far the best performance of the season for Hokies, and one fans were waiting to see from this Tech team.

Here are my five takeaways from the Hokies' big win.

1. Kyron Drones Solidifies Himself as QB1

As far as home debuts go, Kyron Drones put together one Tech fans won’t soon forget.

Drones posted 228 passing yards and three passing touchdowns on 12-19 to go along with his 41 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns (though sacks and his fumble significantly decreased his final rushing total). Drones showed bits and pieces of the full toolkit in his first two road starts against Rutgers and Marshall, respectively.

Whether it was the explosive 30+ yard rushing TD to open up the game in Huntington or the two passing touchdowns against Rutgers, Drones had flashes but not the entire pie. After Pittsburgh, there should be no doubt as Drones was money from the start, had a costly slip-up, but bounced back to finish his night strong. There were some great passes, highlighted by the beautiful deep ball TD to Da’Quan Felton down the sideline. Drones also used his legs to gash Pitt’s defense constantly.

He led Tech to scoring drives and a second big play touchdown following the brutal fumble that led to a Pitt touchdown. Drones not only showcased his multifaceted ability, but he also proved to have the poise and character not to let a mistake faze him when the game got tighter.

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