For only the second time this season, the Virginia Cavaliers were able to break the rock to celebrate a win as the Hoos took down the No. 15 North Carolina Tar Heels for the fourth straight year. Sophomore QB Brennan Armstrong earned the honors this week following a career-best performance.
Armstrong put up a whopping 208 passing yards on 12 connections, scoring three passing touchdowns to match his career best against No. 1 Clemson earlier in the season. He also added to that 66 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown for a career-best four touchdowns.
“I’m so proud of Brennan,” Mendenhall said after the game. “I thought he played an amazing game and that’s just the beginning. As we saw from the Duke game to the Clemson game when he had a chance to go back-to-back. Now you see Miami to this game and go back-to-back. He has such an amazing future, and running and throwing and leading and he’s so competitive.”
Armstrong left the game on the final drive with what appeared to be an injury in his left leg. He was able to walk off on his own volition, and could later be seen on the sideline testing the leg for the trainers, but no word on how serious the injury was.
Virginia looks to build on this success next week against Louisville at 8:00 p.m. ET in Charlottesville. The Cardinals lost this week to Virginia Tech, 42-35.
We’ll continue our coverage all week long, but in the meantime, here are highlights from last night.