CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia (5-4, 4-4 ACC) amassed 549 yards of total offense in its 43-32 win over Boston College (6-5, 5-5 ACC) on Saturday afternoon at Scott Stadium.
Quarterback Brennan Armstrong (Shelby, Ohio) accounted for 417 yards for the Cavaliers, rushing for a career-high 130 yards and passing for 287 yards. Quarterback/wide receiver Keytaon Thompson (New Orleans, La.) rushed for two touchdowns, while wide receiver Ra’Shaun Henry (Killeen, Texas) had the lone receiving touchdown.
Virginia combined for 262 rushing yards, while holding Boston College to -7 rushing yards. The Eagles threw for 520 yards. UVA’s defense had six tackles for loss and picked up three interceptions in the win.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Virginia scored on four of its first five drives of the game. Kicker Brian Delaney (Chantilly, Va.) kicked a field goal for the first score, before Boston College scored a touchdown. Delaney added a field goal to make it 7-6. UVA then scored back-to-back touchdowns to take a 20-7 lead. Armstrong connected with Henry for a 45-yard touchdown then quarterback Keytaon Thompson (New Orleans, La.) ran it 10-yards for the score. Boston College scored a touchdown with 1:07 left, then had an interception that led to a field goal to make it 20-17 at the half.
Corner back Nick Grant (Spotsylvania, Va.) intercepted Boston College on its first drive of the third quarter. Armstrong broke free for a 60-yard touchdown rush on the third play of the drive to put UVA ahead 27-17. UVA added a field goal to lead 30-17 heading into the fourth quarter. Running back Wayne Taulapapa (Laie, Hawaii) scored a rushing touchdown to make it 36-17, UVA with 13:16 to play. Boston College scored a touchdown, but Virginia responded right back when Thompson rushed for a 43-yard score. The Eagles had a touchdown with 2:01 to play, but the Cavaliers stopped the onside kick attempt to run out the clock.
QB Brennan Armstrong
- Rushing: 130 yards, 1 TD
- Passing: 287 yards, 1 TD
QB/WR Keytaon Thompson
- Rushing: 86 yards, 2 TD
WR Ra’Shaun Henry
- 3 receptions, 95 yards, 1 TD
LB Nick Jackson
- 11 tackles, 1 PBU
- Saturday’s win over Boston College is the first in program history. They were 0-6 prior to the win against the Eagles.
- UVA has won 17 of its last 19 games at Scott Stadium, dating back to the start of the 2018 season.
- UVA finished with 549 yards of total offense. It is the first time since 2014 (vs. Kent State and vs. BYU) the Cavaliers had 500+ yards in back-to-back games. They had 518 last time out against Abilene Christian.
- QB Brennan Armstrong finished with 417 yards of total offense. It is the first time a UVA quarterback has 400+ yards of total offense in back-to-back games. Armstrong finished with a career-high 130 yards rushing. He is the first Cavalier in 2020 with 100+ yards rushing. He is the first UVA quarterback to rush for 100+ yards since Bryce Perkins in 2019 vs. VT (164).
- With three field goals (38, 26, 28), PK Brian Delaney became the fifth Cavalier in program history to pass 40+ made field goals for his career (42).
- TB Shane Simpson’s 73-yard kick return in the first quarter was the longest kick return by a Cavalier this season.
- Thirty-seven Cavalier fourth, fifth and sixth years were honored before the game as part of Senior Day festivities. The list includes: Mandy Alonso, D’Angelo Amos, Adeeb Atariwa, Joey Blount, Darrius Bratton, Elliott Brown, Dre Bryant, Richard Burney, Danny Caracciolo, Tommy Christ, De’Vante Crosss, Brian Delaney, Tyler Fannin, Matt Gahm, Chris Glaser, Nick Grant, Nash Griffin, Jalen Harrison, Ra’Shaun Henry, Terrell Jana, A.J. Mejia, Hayden Mitchell, Brenton Nelson, Ryan Nelson, Olu Oluwatimi, Tony Poljan, Darnell Pratt, Dillon Reinkensmeyer, Shane Simpson, Heskin Smith, Charles Snowden, Rob Snyder, Lindell Stone, Ryan Swoboda, Gerrik Volmer, Andrew Yavinsky, Zane Zandier.
Virginia closes the regular-season at Virginia Tech on Saturday, 12. The game time and broadcast information will be announced on Sunday.