On Saturday his maturity was most evident on his first TD pass. Randall's presnap read was Cover 2, with two deep safeties, so he switched from his primary receiver to his secondary, Chris Shreve, on a corner route. After waiting for Shreve to break open, he lofted a feathery pass into the receiver's arms for a 28-yard score. "Staying in the pocket and waiting for that play to develop can take a long time," Randall says. "Last year I don't know if I would have had the patience to make that throw."
Randall finished 16 of 22 for 250 yards, four touchdowns and a load of confidence—just what he needs as the Hokies enter their toughest stretch of games: Syracuse, West Virginia, Miami and Pitt. "Things are coming to me clearly," he says. "I know what the defense is doing. I know what to do. Things are falling into place."