The Post Game Kudos Start Coming In
So with wins and high level performances, there come some notices and weekly awards. The Hokies get a few nods at the ACC and PFF levels.
First though Let’s Cheer for something that we haven’t seen in quite a while. Virginia Tech has the leading Runningback in College Football. Khalil Herbert went 134 with a touchdown, this weekend. It doesn’t take committees of people to judge where that puts him. The numbers tell it all.
Best Back in— Virginia Tech Football (@HokiesFB) November 2, 2020
205.8 All-Purpose YPG
Five 100-Yard Rushing Games#HardHatMentality ♂️ pic.twitter.com/SMZrC9IaWH
But Pro Football Focus College is still tracking him at the top of their survey list, too. Making it real Juice... making it real.
Highest-graded power five RBs in Wk 9— PFF College (@PFF_College) November 2, 2020
1. Khalil Herbert, VA Tech - 80.4
2. Travis Etienne, Clemson - 78.7
3. Cooper Lutz, Syracuse - 77.8
4. Rhamondre Stevenson, OU - 76.7
5. Mohamed Ibrahim, Minn - 76.6 pic.twitter.com/gOd1l3Zqjs
A huge part of the triumph of Khalil Herbert’s running contribution to the Hokies is the direct responsibility of the offensive line, and that’s lead by ACC lineman of the week, Brock Hoffman at Center. The Defense was noticed for the secondary’s ball hawking magic, and Chamarri Conner makes another Interception and Another Good Impression. Both players make the list for the second time this season.
ACC Players of the Week @chamarriconner9 & @BrockHoffman76 do it again!— Virginia Tech Football (@HokiesFB) November 2, 2020
https://t.co/GMYNZkcjhT#HardHatMentality ♂️ pic.twitter.com/k0REF5RZoq
Well, Pro Football Focus concentrates on the potential next level notices in performance for each week, and over the season. This weekend, PFF noticed that Hendon Hooker had a near perfect performance, and put him on a tie for 4th on their list. Why the losing QB got a higher notice is for the “huh?” books but it must be that long bomb, but didn’t they notice the 3 picks?
Highest-graded power five QBs in Wk 9— PFF College (@PFF_College) November 1, 2020
1. Matt Corral, Ole Miss - 95.3
2. Malik Cunningham, Louisville - 93.7
3. Spencer Rattler, Oklahoma - 93.6
4. Taulia Tagovailoa, Maryland - 92.2
4. Hendon Hooker, VA Tech - 92.2 pic.twitter.com/jkNV68BuDB
NCAA Nation seems to think that his performance was even better.
A Week 9 #CFB Top Performance— NCAAF Nation (@NCAAFNation247) November 2, 2020
QB Hendon Hooker - Virginia Tech
• (10-10) 183 Passing yards
• 3 Rushing TDs pic.twitter.com/ypJbrXjsdz
So, Let’s Talk Turkey
Hokies in the NFL
On another fun note, there is a someone out in the NFL who seems to be winning rather well of late. Guess What BA is, Besides the Head Coach of the Buccaneers.
Good Luck, B.A.— Virginia Tech Football (@HokiesFB) November 3, 2020
Our favorite @NFL head coach & his @Buccaneers are facing the @Giants tonight on #MNF #Hokies x #GoBucs pic.twitter.com/wdm3bbmkH0
We’ll update everyone on a Hokies in the NFL trip around the league later this week.