Nov 14, 2020; Charlottesville, Virginia, USA; Virginia Cavaliers quarterback Brennan Armstrong (5) passes the ball as Louisville Cardinals linebacker Dorian Etheridge (17) chases in the first quarter at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

News Articles

Armstrong’s three TDs lead Virginia past Louisville

Brennan Armstrong had two touchdown runs and a touchdown pass to lead Virginia to a 31-17 win over Louisville on Saturday in Atlantic Coast Conference action in Charlottesville, Va.

Armstrong passed for 203 yards and ran for 60 more for the Cavaliers (3-4, 3-4 ACC) against the short-handed Cardinals (2-6, 1-6) in a game that was postponed one week due to COVID-19 concerns at Louisville.

The Cardinals were missing seven players, including leading rusher Javian Hawkins and top receiver Tutu Atwell. The school did not say whether their absences were related to injuries or COVID-19 issues.

Louisville’s Malik Cunningham passed for 161 yards and rushed for a career-high 197 yards — 127 before halftime — and two touchdowns, but also lost a costly fumble inside Virginia territory with 8:22 left in the game.

Cavaliers cornerback Nick Grant ripped the football out of Cunningham’s hands at the Virginia 35-yard line. Eight plays later, Armstrong ran 9 yards up the middle to put the Cavaliers ahead 31-17 with 4:29 to play.

Louisville outgained Virginia 478-368 but also turned it over three times, raising its season total to 18 turnovers.

Virginia linebacker Noah Taylor put the game’s first points on the scoreboard with an 85-yard interception return midway through the first quarter.

Louisville got a career-long 48-yard field goal from James Turner and trailed 7-3 at the end of the first quarter.

Four plays after an interception by Marlon Character, the Cardinals took their only lead at 10-7 on Cunningham’s 19-yard scramble.

The Cavaliers responded with an 8-yard touchdown run by Armstrong to take a 14-10 halftime lead.

Louisville gambled and failed to convert a fourth-and-2 run near midfield on the opening possession of the second half. Five plays later, Armstrong gave Virginia a 21-10 lead with a 9-yard toss to Lavel Davis Jr. in the end zone.

Cunningham completed a 46-yard pass on a flea flicker to Marshon Ford down to the 1-yard line, then ran it in for the score to get Louisville within 21-17 with 2:49 left in the third.

Brian Delaney’s 23-yard field goal extended the Cavaliers’ lead to 24-17 with 10:01 to play.

–Field Level Media

Field Level Media
Sport Writer & Editor
FLM has a North American focus while tying into regional and hyper-local resources – providing the ability to distribute compelling content through the writing of professional journalists. As the U.S. sports content provider to dozens of digital and print media publishers through strategic partnerships with the likes of Reuters and Nielsen Sports, FLM covers the nuts and bolts with a breaking news desk and game event coverage.

Sportsbooks

Rated 5/5

Rated 5/5

Rated 5/5

Rated 5/5

Upcoming Games

Sep 30th, 7:30 PM

Virginia +4 -110

Miami-FL -4 -110

@

Oct 1st, 7:30 PM

Houston +4 -110

Tulsa -4 -110

@

Oct 1st, 8:00 PM

Iowa (5) -3 +100

Maryland +3 +100

@

Oct 1st, 9:00 PM

BYU (13) -7.5 -110

Utah State +7.5 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Arkansas (8) +18.5 -107

Georgia (2) -18.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Tennessee +3 -107

Missouri -3 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Pittsburgh -3.5 -107

Georgia Tech +3.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Western Michigan -6.5 -110

Buffalo +6.5 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Texas -5 -110

TCU +5 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Duke +16 -110

North Carolina -16 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Toledo -26.5 -107

Massachusetts +26.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Charlotte +9 -107

Illinois -9 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Memphis -11.5 -107

Temple +11.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Minnesota +2.5 -107

Purdue -2.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Michigan (14) +4.5 -107

Wisconsin -4.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 12:30 PM

Louisville +7 +103

Wake Forest (24) -7 +103

@

Oct 2nd, 2:00 PM

Appalachian State -9 -107

Georgia State +9 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 2:00 PM

USC -6.5 -107

Colorado +6.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 2:30 PM

Louisiana-Monroe +31.5 -110

Coastal Carolina (16) -31.5 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 2:30 PM

Eastern Michigan +2 -110

NIU -2 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 2:30 PM

Cincinnati (7) +1.5 -107

Notre Dame (9) -1.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Troy +8.5 -107

South Carolina -8.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Ole Miss (12) +16.5 -110

Alabama (1) -16.5 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Oregon (3) -7 -107

Stanford +7 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Florida International (FIU) +10 -110

Florida Atlantic -10 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Syracuse +3.5 -110

Florida State -3.5 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Bowling Green +14.5 -107

Kent State -14.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Central Michigan +1 -107

Miami-OH -1 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Ohio -9 -107

Akron +9 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Texas Tech +7 -110

West Virginia -7 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Oklahoma (6) -9.5 -110

Kansas State +9.5 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

UCF -14 -107

Navy +14 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Nevada +6 -110

Boise State -6 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Tulane -3.5 -110

East Carolina +3.5 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Ohio State (11) -14.5 -110

Rutgers +14.5 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 4:00 PM

Arkansas State +3.5 -110

Georgia Southern -3.5 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 4:00 PM

USF +19.5 -107

SMU -19.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 5:00 PM

Army -7.5 -107

Ball State +7.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 5:30 PM

Washington State +7 -107

California -7 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 6:00 PM

Florida (10) -7.5 -107

Kentucky +7.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 6:00 PM

UNLV +19 -110

UTSA -19 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 6:00 PM

LA Tech +19.5 -107

NC State (23) -19.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 6:30 PM

Southern Miss +3 -107

Rice -3 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 6:30 PM

Air Force -10.5 -110

New Mexico +10.5 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 7:00 PM

Kansas +32.5 -107

Iowa State -32.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 7:00 PM

Mississippi State +9 -110

Texas A&M (15) -9 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 7:00 PM

Baylor (21) +3.5 -107

Oklahoma State (19) -3.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 7:00 PM

Marshall -10.5 -107

Middle Tennessee +10.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 7:00 PM

Liberty +1.5 -107

UAB -1.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 7:30 PM

Boston College +14.5 -110

Clemson (25) -14.5 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 7:30 PM

UCONN +13.5 -110

Vanderbilt -13.5 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 7:30 PM

WKU +8 -107

Michigan State (17) -8 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 7:30 PM

Northwestern +10 -107

Nebraska -10 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 7:30 PM

Indiana +10.5 -107

Penn State (4) -10.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 8:00 PM

Louisiana-Lafayette -9.5 -107

South Alabama +9.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 9:00 PM

Washington -3 -107

Oregon State +3 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 9:00 PM

Auburn (22) +3.5 -110

LSU -3.5 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 9:00 PM

Old Dominion +3.5 -107

UTEP -3.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 10:30 PM

Arizona State +3.5 -107

UCLA (20) -3.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 10:30 PM

New Mexico State +26 -107

San Jose State -26 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 11:00 PM

Fresno State (18) -11 -107

Hawaii +11 -107

@

Oct 7th, 7:30 PM

Coastal Carolina (16)

Arkansas State

@

Oct 7th, 7:30 PM

Houston

Tulane

@