Virginia Opens Tony Elliott Era With 34-17 Win Over Richmond
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia football opened the 2022 season and the Tony Elliott era with a 34-17 win over Richmond on Saturday afternoon at Scott Stadium.
The Cavaliers amassed 505 total yards and had five different players reach the end zone in the win. UVA had 259 yards rushing and 246 yards passing. Quarterback Brennan Armstrong threw two touchdowns and rushed for 105 yards with a touchdown.
Running back Perris Jones rushed for 104 yards and scored two touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving, in his first career start.
Virginia had seven rushes for over 10 yards, with Jones and Armstrong both recording three 10+ rushes.
On defense, linebacker Nick Jackson led the team with 14 tackles, including one tackle for loss. Defensive back Fentrell Cypress II had eight tackles and three pass breakups.