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Kyron Drones, Dorian Strong are the Hokies of the Game Against Boston College

Dorian Strong 2 VT BC 2023 From VT
Photo Credit: Virginia Tech Athletics

Virginia Tech put together their best road performance of the Brent Pry era on Saturday with a dominant 48-22 victory over Boston College. This was a complete performance for the Hokies with Tech's offense and defense playing excellent, complementary football which allowed Tech to play backups for most of the fourth quarter.

There were plenty of standout performances, but two Hokies stood out the most to earn this week's Hokie of the Game honors.

Offensive Hokie of the Game: Kyron Drones

Kyron Drones has definitely provided an upgrade for Virginia Tech at quarterback this season for various reasons including how well he fits in the type of offense that the Hokies want to run. Drones has put together some great games, but this was his arguably his best performance to date.

Drones went 12-17 for 219 yards and two touchdowns plus 135 rushing yards on 20 carries with all of his passes and carries coming in the first three quarters. Averaging 100 yards of offense per quarter is the definition of high level dominance especially against a BC team that entered this matchup on a five-game winning streak regardless of the caliber of who they had beat.

Drones put on a show in this game and continues to show that he's at worst a top half quarterback in the ACC currently.

Bhayshul Tuten had another big game with 16 carries for 78 yards and three touchdowns including one where he motored through a pile for a few extra yards and a touchdown. Da'Quan Felton continues to be a big play threat with four catches for 101 yards including a 70 yards reception where he gained double-digit yards after contact to set up a first and goal.

Dae'Quan Wright had one of his most productive games of his VT career with four catches for 58 yards while Jaylin Lane added three catches for 32 yards and a touchdown. Malachi Thomas added 38 rushing yards and a touchdown while John Love had a pair of field goals including a career long 46-yarder.

Defensive Hokie of the Game: Dorian Strong

Dorian Strong has been quietly productive this season playing well in coverage with opposing quarterbacks not even thinking about throwing his way plenty of times. Thomas Castellanos chose to take some shots Strong's way early on in this game which proved massive for the Hokies.

Strong had a pair of first quarter interceptions that launched the Hokies on their path to a dominant victory over BC. The first interception set the tone while the second one flipped the momentum back to VT after BC had scored a touchdown and then forced a 3 and out right after. Following that INT, Tech scored the next 35 points in what was a complete takeover.

Strong is quietly having the best season of his career and deserves major consideration for All-ACC honors this year. If he makes a couple big more plays like this, Strong may even have a chance to climb all the way to the All-ACC First Team given the weight that interceptions can have on these judgements even if that is far from a perfect or complete stat to evaluate a cornerback.

Caleb Woodson flashed in this game as he led the Hokies with six tackles and continues to have a solid freshman season. Derrick Canteen added five tackles while Keonta Jenkins had two tackles including one for loss with Cole Nelson having a tackle for loss.

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