Virginia Football Seniors Rise To The Occasion On Senior Day

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Sophomore quarterback Brennan Armstrong spearheaded Virginia football’s 43-32 victory over Boston College on Saturday, accounting for 417 yards of offense (287 pass, 130 rush), the first time in school history a quarterback has accumulated over 400 yards of offense in back-to-back games. Following UVA’s first-ever victory over BC, Armstrong expressed what it meant to him to send the 37 fourth, fifth and sixth-year players out with a win in what, for many, could be their final game in Scott Stadium.

Although Virginia surrendered over 500 yards passing, senior cornerbacks De’Vante Cross (#15) and Nick Grant (#1) each had crucial interceptions to help the Hoos to victory. ~ Photo courtesy Matt Riley/Virginia Athletics Media Relations

“Yeah, it means the world, man,” Armstrong said. “I kind of came in here at mid-year, so I was with them for their first season that first spring semester. So I met a lot of those guys and was friends with those guys even before my class came in. So yeah it meant the world to me. I knew we haven’t beaten BC in all of the history. I was like, ‘we can check it off the books,’ something that we’ve never done before. And our seniors go out and win, so that was a big. A lot of not pressure on my shoulders, but I wanted to do that for them. I wanted the team to get the win. So I’m happy we did.”

Armstrong led the way for UVA, but seniors played vital roles in making their possible final home game a successful one. Many of them did, and they contributed from start