Virginia Tech beats Duke 38-31

Both offenses have struggled in the first half.

Oct 3, 2020; Durham, North Carolina, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies running back Khalil Herbert (21) carries the football against the Duke Blue Devils in the second half at Wallace Wade Stadium. The Virginia Tech Hokies won 38-31. Mandatory Credit: Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports (Nell Redmond, Nell Redmond)

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.

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