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Story of the Statlines: Beating Up on Boston College

By Zachary Ozmon | November 13
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Kyron Drones and Bhayshul were key factors in Tech's 48-22 win over BC. (Photo via Gobbler Country)

The Story

A complete flip of the script occurred for the Hokies this past Saturday as they defeated Boston College by a wide margin, 48-22. Coming into the game, Virginia Tech was reeling from a 34-3 beatdown in Louisville to the then-ranked No. 13 Cardinals. That didn't affect the Hokies in this game, as they showed complete dominance through and through and walked out of Chesnut Hill with a victory, something that had troubled them for some time.

Hokies Limit BC QB Thomas Castellanos to 156 Total Yards

It was no secret coming into the matchup that Boston College had an offensive juggernaut in their QB, Thomas Castellanos. Castellanos had led the Eagles to a 5-game winning streak up until this game and has been the sole source of offense for them, using his legs as a big weapon on the field.

The Hokies, for what it was worth, stopped Castellanos and the BC offense right in their tracks. Other than a touchdown drive on their second drive of the game and another one at the beginning of the second half, BC could get nothing going against Tech's front as they forced two interceptions from Castellanos as well. It was clear coming into the game that Virginia Tech wanted to limit Castellanos's ability to run, and that's exactly what they did.

Virginia Tech Tallies 48 points, Tied for the Most Number of Points Scored Since Their Win vs. Duke in 2021.

Points, Points, Points! Who doesn't love their offense putting up 48 points on the road? Virginia Tech has been gearing up for an offensive explosion for some time now this season and unfortunately for Boston College, it was time for the Hokies to detonate.

Everything was going right for the Hokies on Saturday. Everybody was getting involved in the offense and with Kyron Drones and Bhayshul Tuten leading the charge with 432 total yards and five total touchdowns, the squad rolled right through Boston College with ease. 48 points is definetely an amount that Hokies fans didn't think they'd see this year but if the players continue working in unison like they did this game, high scoring game like this one will continue to happen down the road.

Kyron Drones Rushes for 135 Yards on 20 Carries

The past couple years of Virginia Tech football have not really featured a dual-threat quarterback as their man under center. In recent memory, we know that the types of quarterbacks who flourish for the Hokies have been those who can use not only their arm but their legs as well. Kyron Drones has displayed time and time again that he is that guy for Virginia Tech, and he did it once again in his game vs. Boston College.

Drones's previous game-high for rushing yards in a game was 80 against FSU. This game, Drones rushed for 135 yards, blowing his previous highest total out of the water. With an average of 6.8 ypc for Drones against Boston College, the Baylor transfer has given Tech fans a lot to be excited about so far this season. With only two games remaining on the schedule and the Hokies only one game away from reaching a bowl game, Kyron Drones looks to finish out his regular-season campaign strong.

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Born in Chesapeake and raised into a family of hokies, Virginia Tech is where I call home now. Attended New River Community College as a freshman and now a sophomore at VT as a transfer student in Fall 2022. Majoring in Sports Media and Analytics, I’m excited for what’s to come for me as a student at VT.

Virginia Tech sports has always been something I have been a fan of. From afternoons in Lane Stadium to nights in Cassell Coliseum, I have loved every second of it no matter the outcome.

One of my first memories of being a Tech fan was our upset win against Ohio State 35-21 where CB Donovan Riley had the game sealing pick-6. More recently, beating UNC in 6 overtimes, our run to the sweet 16, and of course winning the men’s basketball ACC Championship with upsets over UNC and Duke.

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