Three Hokies Earn ACC Player of the Week Honors After Duke Win

Three Hokies Earn ACC Player of the Week Honors After Duke Win

Andy Loce | @Andy_Loce15

TLP: Writer
Oct 06, 2020

Photo Credit: Nell Redmond-USA Today

Virginia Tech’s 38-31 victory over the Duke Blue Devils did not go unnoticed as three players received ACC Player of the Week honors.

Those players were RB Khalil Herbert, who was the running back and specialist of the week, LT Christian Darrisaw, who was co-offensive lineman of the week, and DE Emmanuel Belmar, who was defensive lineman of the week.

Herbert has had an electrifying start to the 2020 season, as he leads the FBS in all-purpose yards per game (276.5) and rushing yards per game (156).

He also submitted himself into the Virginia Tech record books this week as he posted a program-best 357 all-purpose yards. He also had 100+ rushing yards with an average of 10+ yards per carry for the second-straight, something many great Hokie RBs only achieved once or not at all.

Darrisaw has played a pivotal role in the Virginia Tech rushing game in the first games as the Hokies have rushed for 300+ yards in back-to-back games for the first time since 2002.

The left tackle recorded his 24th consecutive start for the Hokies last Saturday and helped the Hokies rush for 6.5 yards per attempt and 16 first downs.

Lastly, Belmar recorded a career-best three sacks against the Blue Devils, resulting in 17 yards loss.

He was a major factor in Tech's defense having a season-high 7 sacks and reaching 13 sacks through the first two games. The defensive line also did a good job against the rushing attack of Duke, holding them to only 139 yards on the day.