It was an up and down season in Blacksburg for the Virginia Tech Hokies’ football program in Year Two of the Brent Pry era, with a 7-6 record and a Military Bowl win over Tulane offsetting a handful of single-digit losses during the year. In total, the Hokies saw their year-end win total improve by four in 2023, going from 3-8 and 1-6 in ACC play to 7-6 and 5-3, while ranking 23rd nationally in rushing yards per game (189.8 YPG) and seeing their offensive production surge this fall.
In total, Virginia Tech averaged 29.5 points per game this fall, ranking in a tie for 57th nationally, while putting up 11.0 PPG more than they did in 2022 (18.5).
That year-over-year improvement in scoring offense was the third most in CFB this season, behind Georgia Tech’s +14.2 PPG surge and Colorado’s +12.8 PPG improvement under Deion Sanders.
With all but one game left in the NCAA college football season, we have seen a bunch of teams improve their offense immensely from the 2022 to 2023 season across Virginia sports betting. Whether it is a change at coordinator or improved talent, BetVirginia.com utilized TeamRankings.com to see the biggest change in average points scored per game by every Power 5 college football team.
Most Improved Offenses in College Football
ESPN Bet Virginia lists Michigan as a 5-point favorite in this year’s title game against Washington with an over-under of 55.5 total points.
Hokies Among CFB’s Biggest Movers In 2023
The arrival of Baylor transfer Kyron Drones at quarterback and a host of talented skill position players were enough to juice up the Hokies offense this fall, with Drones tossing 17 touchdown passes (to three interceptions), while throwing for 2,084 yards on the year. More impressively, the sophomore managed to run for 818 yards with five scores this season, providing a true dual threat option that the Hokies haven't had in years this fall.
That offensive prowess provided the type of jumpstart the Hokies needed across Virginia betting apps, with Virginia Tech surging up the national rankings when it came to scoring offense and allowing the Hokies to return to a bowl game for the first time since the 2021 Pinstripe Bowl.
Looking forward, Pry’s team will play Vanderbilt and Old Dominion on the road next season, with home non-conference games against Rutgers and Marshall. From there, the Hokies will look to build on their plus-4 win total when they play UVA, Boston College, Clemson and Georgia Tech at Lane Stadium, with road clashes against Duke, Miami (FL), Stanford and Syracuse awaiting Virginia Tech this fall.
If 2023 is any indication, the Hokies might be one of the surprise teams in college football come 2024, with Drones leading the charge as Virginia Tech looks to return to prominence in Year Three of the Pry era in Blacksburg.