RB Khalil Herbert excites while Hokies disappoint originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
Virginia Tech fell to North Carolina in a college football track meet with a 56-45 final score. That’s the score, not the story.
Virginia Tech running back Khalil Herbert is special! THAT is the story!
Look at his statistics for this season, and more importantly, look at what he did against ACC rival North Carolina.
Herbert danced through the Tar Heels defense for 138 yards and two touchdowns on just 18 carries. His biggest highlight came on a 52-yard dash on a 3rd and 8 from his own 48-yard line in the third quarter to close the 42-24 lead North Carolina built.
True, football is a team sport. However, some players grab your attention regardless of the game’s outcome.
Coming into today’s matchup, Herbert’s 357 all-purpose yards marked a new program record for the Hokies, and he