It was a tense moment for Virginia football when it came to another player named Bryce as stellar quarterback Bryce Perkins had to leave the game against Louisville late in the first quarter after suffering an apparent knee injury.
QB Bryce Perkins is down after a UL defensive lineman rolled up on him. Brennan Armstrong will come in at QB for UVA.— Virginia Football (@UVAFootball) October 26, 2019
On the play, a Louisville defensive lineman rolled up on Perkins, and the latter immediately held his knee. This was just the third game that Perkins had played without a knee brace on, and he had to be helped off the field after being attended to by medical staff. Brennan Armstrong, a redshirt freshman, came in for Perkins on the drive.
Perkins was 2-for-3 for 48 yards in the first quarter — including a 39-yard pass to Hasise Dubois that set up Virginia’s touchdown. As of publish, Virginia and Louisville were tied at 7-7 with 14:55 to play in the first half.
After one series by the Louisville offense (that ended with a missed FG), Perkins came back in the game. The Virginia offense went three-and-out, but Nash Griffin boomed a 78-yard punt (third-longest in Virginia history) to flip the field.
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