Pro Football Focus provides comprehensive analysis grades for NCAA Division 1 football teams. Following Virginia football’s 43-0 victory over William & Mary, I decided to take a look at PFF to find highlights from the Cavalier program’s first win of 2021. Who stood out for the Hoos in Week 1?
(Note: A Pro Football Focus grade of around 65 is average. The higher the better. A grade in the 70s is above average, while a grade in the 80s and above is very good.)
OFFENSE: BRENNAN ARMSTRONG TURNS IN TOP PERFORMANCE
ACC Co-Quarterback of the Week Brennan Armstrong completed 21-of-31 passes for 339 yards and totaled four touchdowns, including two passing and two rushing. His PFF grades reflected a strong performance. Armstrong received an overall offense grade of 86.4, a pass offense grade of 82.8, and a solid 74.4 grade in the run game.
Armstrong’s passing grade of 86.4 was third among ACC starting quarterbacks, finishing behind Virginia Tech’s Braxton Burmeister (86.8) and Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett (84.9). His run grade was second among ACC starting quarterbacks behind Louisville’s Malik Cunningham (75.5). His overall offense grade was third among ACC starting quarterbacks behind Pickett (87.9)...
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