EDGE Virginia Football Notes: Brennan Armstrong Makes His Return Against Miami

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Virginia football starting quarterback Brennan Armstrong, back in the lineup for the first time since suffering a concussion against NC State on October 10, throws a pass against Miami. ~ Photo courtesy Jim Daves/Virginia Athletics Media Relations

Starting quarterback Brennan Armstrong returned to action for the University of Virginia football program after missing one-and-a-half games due to a concussion. How did the 6’2”, 215-pound redshirt sophomore signal caller perform against Miami on Saturday night? Here are the positive and negative takeaways in UVA’s 19-14 loss to the Hurricanes.

Positives

– Armstrong totaled 272 yards of offense, including 181 yards passing and a team-best 91 yards rushing. He threw two touchdown passes and, most importantly, had zero turnovers except for an essentially meaningless fumble on a lateral on the last play of the game. The play was not going anywhere, and time had expired.

Turnovers have been a big issue for the lefty signal caller, who threw two interceptions in each of his first three games this season.

– Virginia finally scored a first quarter touchdown in 2020. On its opening drive, the Cavalier offense marched 64 yards on 11 plays to tie the game at 7-7. Armstrong completed 4-of-5 passes for 26 yards and had nine yards rushing on the drive, which ended with a 2-yard touchdown

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