CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Brendan Farrell kicked a 26-yard discipline purpose with no time remaining and Virginia rallied in a frenetic remaining minute and beat Outdated Dominion 16-14 on Saturday.
The Cavaliers (2-1), who noticed Outdated Dominion go forward 14-13 with 1:01 to play, drove 56 yards earlier than Brennan Armstrong took a knee on the next-to-last play to arrange the kick. Farrell, who kicked two different discipline objectives however missed a 36-yard strive earlier within the fourth quarter, cut up the uprights, throwing his arms within the air as his teammates ran onto the sphere and mobbed him in celebration.
Outdated Dominion (1-2) had gone forward on Hayden Wolff’s 18-yard cross to Zack Kuntz, quieting a small crowd at Scott Stadium. Wolff had a number of huge completions within the 80-yard drive, together with a 22-yarder to Kuntz on fourth-and-8 from his personal 22. Virginia helped, too, with Anthony Johnson Jr. getting known as for cross interference on a fourth-and-15 play from the Cavaliers’ 33.
“You’d have beloved in that two minutes on the finish of the sport to get off the sphere,” Virginia defensive coordinator John Rudzinski mentioned. “Some nice studying moments and it’s all the time good to have studying moments when it’s a win.”
Monarchs defensive again Tobias Harris returned the interference favor on Virginia’s successful drive, getting known as when Armstrong threw for Dontayvion Wicks within the again left nook of the top zone. That moved the ball to the 5.
The Cavaliers outgained Outdated Dominion 513-324, however twice fumbled the ball away contained in the Monarchs’ 5 yard-line, and one other time to arrange ODU’s first factors.
Mike Hollins ran for a landing for Virginia, however coughed the ball up on the 4 later within the first half. Armstrong misplaced the opposite two, as soon as on the ODU 5 when he was hit from behind by Ryan Henry.
Armstrong completed 20 of 37 for 284 yards, together with a 30-yard reference to Lavel Davis Jr. to begin the successful drive. He additionally ran for 54 yards, together with a 13-yarder to get Virginia to the ODU 20 within the remaining minute.
“He’s harmful when he’s exterior the pocket,” Monarchs security R’Terriun Johnson mentioned of Armstrong, who carried the ball 14 instances. “He bought an enormous first down after that huge completion and it harm us.”
Monarchs coach Ricky Rahne didn’t mince phrases along with his group afterward.
“I instructed the reality; it ought to harm. I’m not saying it shouldn’t harm. It ought to harm, however all losses ought to harm,” he mentioned. “If the loss doesn’t harm once you lose by a final second discipline purpose otherwise you lose by three touchdowns, you didn’t make investments sufficient, you didn’t care sufficient, you gave up too early.”
Wolff was 23-for-37 passing for 235 yards. His different landing got here on a 29-yard cross to Ali Jennings with 19 second left within the first half.
Outdated Dominion: The Monarchs had been bidding to take out their second Energy 5 opponent of the season, having crushed Virginia Tech of their opener.
Virginia: Tight finish Grant Misch, who had seven profession receptions in 37 video games previous to Saturday, caught 4 passes for 33 yards.
The Monarchs return residence to face Arkansas State subsequent Saturday.
The Cavaliers go on the highway to play at Syracuse on Friday evening.
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