By: Darrell Owens
Headline Photo Credit: Darrell Owens-LMS Network
Entering game 9 of the season for the Virginia Cavaliers (4-4) were on a 3-game winning streak and hoping to get back to a winning record on the season. Virginia has not been over .500 since week one of the season. Virginia won in their last contest vs. Abilene Christian in a 55-15 blowout. Today, the Cavs hosted the Boston College Eagles (6-4) after last week’s game vs. Florida State was canceled due to COVID-19 cases within the Seminole organization, UVA was ready to get back on the field.
Boston College would have possession at the beginning of the game but a huge sack from UVA DL Adeeb Atariwa put Boston College drive in jeopardy, but after BC QB Dennis Grosel would toss a 26-yard pass make it 4th & 1, Boston College would get called for a false start and would be forced to punt. On that first possession, Virginia went a 10 play, 30-yard drive resulting in a 38-yard field goal from Brian Delaney give UVA the early 3-0 lead. The Eagles wouldn’t take long to streak back putting on a 10 play, 88-yard drive capped off with a 45-yard touchdown pass from Grosel to Zay Flowers give Boston College the 7-3 lead with 3:12 left in the 1st quarter. On the following kickoff, UVA’s Shane Simpson would take 73 yards into BC territory, resulting in another Brian Delaney field making this a 7-6 game heading into the 2nd quarter.
Early In the second quarter with Boston College deep in UVA territory, Grosel makes an off-balance throw and UVA Senior De’Vante Cross captures the interception give UVA the football at the UVA 5 yard line. Virginia then puts together a 5 play, 95-yard drive finished off with a Ra’Shaun Henry 47-yard touchdown reception from Armstrong given UVA the 13-7 lead with 7:39 left in the 2nd quarter. After the Eagles punt on the next possession, UVA answered quickly with a 3 play, 62-yard drive completed with a Keytaon Thompson 10-yard touchdown run given Virginia the 20-7 with 4:46 left in the half. Before the end of the half, Boston College would score 10 unanswered points led by a Hunter Long touchdown catch and Jahmin Muse INT that would lead to a field goal making this a 20-17 game at the half.
With 10:24 left in the 3rd quarter, Virginia would stop Boston College in its tracks on a potential scoring drive with Nick Grant interception, which led to a 2 play, 80-yard drive lead by Brennan Armstrong 65-yard touchdown run giving UVA the 27-17 lead. Another BC punt leads to Virginia points with a Brian Delaney 28-yard FG, score UVA 30-17 with 4:32 left in the quarter.
UVA opened the 4th Quarter with a Wayne Taulapapa extending its lead 37-17 with 13:32 left in the 4th. Both teams would exchange score towards the end of the game, Virginia would hold on for the 43-32 victory over Boston College in the last home game of the year for Virginia. Virginia QB Brennen Armstrong would have his 2nd straight 400 all-purpose yard game with 147 yards of those yards being rushing yards. He is our LegacyMaker Of The Game!