Brennan Armstrong’s 2021 quarterback campaign was one for the ages. He broke the UVA program records for single-season total offense, passing yards, passing touchdowns and completions. Given his incredible performance last season, Armstrong is set to take over several of UVA’s all-time passing and total offense records as he returns for a third season as Virginia’s starting quarterback.
Armstrong is currently third on UVA’s all-time rushing list with 7,720 yards. Sean Moore is second with 7,897 total yards and Bryce Perkins is the current record holder with 7,910 total yards. Only 190 yards separate Armstrong from Perkins on the leaderboard. For context, Armstrong averaged 391.7 yards of total offense per game in 2021, so he Must broke the record in UVA’s season opener against Richmond on Sept. 3.
Matt Schaub currently holds the Virginia all-time passing record with 7,502 yards and Brennan Armstrong is second with 6,824. Armstrong, who averaged 370.8 passing yards per game in 2021, needs 678 passing yards to catch Schaub, so he’ll likely do so in week two at Illinois (Sept. 10) or in week three against Old Dominion (September 17).
Armstrong’s 51 career touchdowns are third all-time in UVA program history, behind Sean Moore with 55 and program leader Matt Schaub with 56. Needing just five TDs to tie the record and six to break it, Armstrong is on track to reach that milestone within the first three weeks of the season.
Armstrong is also within striking distance of the program record for most career 200-yard passing games. With 18 such games on his resume, Armstrong is just two games shy of Matt Schaub’s record of 20 career 200-yard passing games. It’s very possible that Armstrong only needs the first three games of the 2022 season to tie and break that record as well.
Armstrong is now Virginia’s all-time leader with 11 300-yard passing games and six 400-yard passing games. He also owns the three highest total sacks in a single game in UVA history and is responsible for seven of the top ten. Each of those seven games came in just 11 starts during the 2021 football season.
Check out Armstrong’s place in UVA’s career, season and single-game passing and total offense records below:
A complete career insult
1. Bryce Perkins (2018-2019): 7,910 total yards
2. Sean Moore (1987-1990): 7,897 total yards
3. Brennan Armstrong (2018-2021): 7,720 total yards
Total offense for the season
1. Brennan Armstrong (2021): 4,700 total yards
2. Bryce Perkins (2019): 4,307 total yards
3. Bryce Perkins (2018): 3,603 total yards
Total offense in one game
1. Brennan Armstrong (2021): 538 total yards vs. North Carolina
2. Bryce Perkins (2019): 490 total yards vs. North Carolina
3. Bryce Perkins (2019) 475 total yards vs. Virginia Tech
Career Passing Yards
1. Matt Schaub (2000-2003): 7,502 yards
2. Brennan Armstrong (2019-2021): 6,824 yards
3. Sean Moore (1987-1990): 6,629 yards
Passing yards for the season
1. Brennan Armstrong (2021): 4,449 yards passing
2. Bryce Perkins (2019): 3,538 yards passing
3. Kurt Benkert (2017): 3,207 yards passing
Passing yards in one game
1. Brennan Armstrong (2021): 554 yards passing vs. North Carolina
2. Brennan Armstrong (2021): 487 yards passing vs. Louisville
2. Brennan Armstrong (2021): 487 yards passing vs. Pittsburgh
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Career Passing Touchdowns
1. Matt Schaub (2000-2003): 56 touchdowns
2. Sean Moore (1987-1990): 55 touchdowns
3. Brennan Armstrong (2018-2021): 51 touchdowns
Passing touchdowns in the season
1. Brennan Armstrong (2021): 31 touchdowns
2. Matt Schaub (2002): 28 touchdowns
3. Kurt Benkert (2017)/Bryce Perkins (2018): 25 touchdowns
1. Brennan Armstrong (2021): 326 completions
2. Bryce Perkins (2019): 320 completions
3. Kurt Benkert (2017): 298 completions
200 career passing games
1. Matt Schaub (2000-20023): 20 games
2. Brennan Armstrong (2019-2021): 18 games
Look for Brennan Armstrong to rewrite the UVA football record books in September.
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