CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Brennan Armstrong threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more and Virginia beat William & Mary 43-0 on in the opener for both teams.
Armstrong hit Demick Starling on a 65-yard scoring pass and Ra’Shaun Henry from five yards out. The Cavaliers limited the Tribe to 183 yards and posted their first shutout since they beat South Carolina 28-0 in the Belk Bowl in 2018.
The Cavaliers offense initially came out slow, scoring just a field goal in the first 20 minutes of action. Things soon clicked into gear, leading the Cavs to 545 yards of offense.
“Once we got to the second half, I wasn’t pleased with what happened in the first half so I just tried to slow things down like Coach Mendenhall mentioned before,” Armstrong said. “That last drive felt the best. Felt like I was looking over my reads seeing everything I needed to see.”
“We continued to play, continued to improve and it got cleaner and better as it went,” said head coach Bronco Mendenhall. “I think there’s a lot to build on, a lot to improve on. The supporting cast will have to continue to grow and develop into their roles that are not backup or supplemental roles but are now primary roles. ”
Up next for UVA is an 11am home kickoff with Illinois on Saturday.