Brennan Armstrong, the former Virginia quarterback, showcased his skills as he led the North Carolina State team to a thrilling victory over Virginia on Friday night. Armstrong’s impressive performance included two touchdown passes to KC Concepcion, while Brayden Narveson sealed the win with a game-winning field goal as time expired.
The Cavaliers fought hard and made an incredible comeback to tie the game with just 36 seconds left on the clock. However, their chances of victory were ultimately jeopardized by penalties. Narveson’s initial field goal attempt was blocked, but a personal foul penalty against Virginia gave him a second chance, which he successfully converted.
Virginia’s hopes for a win were further hampered by penalties for unsportsmanlike conduct after their touchdown and on their 2-point conversion attempt, resulting in them falling behind once again. It was a disappointing turn of events for the team, especially considering their freshman quarterback, Anthony Colandrea, had shown promise throughout the game. Despite his potential, Colandrea made some costly mistakes, including throwing an interception in quadruple coverage.
In the end, Virginia’s coach, Tony Elliott, attributed their loss to penalties and a lack of discipline. The team’s inability to maintain composure cost them the game. On the other hand, Armstrong, who transferred from Virginia after last season, had an outstanding performance. Along with his two touchdown passes, he completed 15 passes for 180 yards and also led his team in rushing yards.
The victory over Virginia marks the third consecutive win in the series for the Wolfpack, cementing their dominance over their rivals. As Armstrong’s leadership and skillset continue to impress, North Carolina State is hopeful for future successes. Meanwhile, Virginia will need to work on their discipline and execution in order to bounce back from this disappointing loss.
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