DURHAM, NC – Khalil Herbert ran for 208 yards and two touchdowns to help shorthanded Virginia Tech hold off Duke for a 38-31 win. The Kansas graduate transfer’s big day included a 60-yard score with 2:20 left to help keep the Hokies in control. Braxton Burmeister also ran for two scoring keepers for the Hokies. Virginia Tech didn’t have 21 players and two full-time coaches due to a combination of coronavirus and injury issues. Deon Jackson ran for two touchdowns to lead the Blue Devils. Duke’s 0-4 start is the program’s worst since going 0-12 in 2006.
This is the second consecutive week that the Hokies have rushed for 300+ yards.