As for Herbert, humility has kept the 5-foot-9, 212-pound graduate student from taking the Heisman hype too seriously, even after accumulating 357 all-purpose yards to spark last weekend’s 38-31 win against Duke that kept the No. 19 Hokies (2-0) undefeated.
“I’m really to myself,” said Herbert, who ran for 207 yards, the fifth most in a game in school history, and two touchdowns on 19 carries and added 150 yards on three kickoff returns, with a long of 83. “It’s nice. We’re doing a good job, so I see why it’s coming.”
Herbert shattered Mike Imoh’s record for all-purpose yards (294) set in 2004 and became the first Virginia Tech running back to rush for 200 yards since 2008, when Darren Evans ran for 253 against Maryland to set the school record.
Herbert leads the country in yards per carry (12.4), rushing yards per game (155.5) and all-purpose yards per