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BREAKING: Armstrong will play today in Virginia at Pitt game in huge Coastal clash

By Jerry Ratcliffe

uva footballAccording to sources, Virginia quarterback Brennan Armstrong will play today at Pitt (3:30 p.m., ESPN2) in a game that could decide the ACC Coastal Division title.

Armstrong has practiced this week after suffering injuries to his ribs at BYU on Oct. 30. He missed last Saturday night’s home loss to seventh-ranked Notre Dame after warming up pre-game, suffering too much pain to give it a go.

Apparently UVA trainers have tried multiple pieces of protection equipment to guard against physical blows to Armstrong’s ribs, in hopes of keeping him healthy throughout today’s game.

Should Pitt, a two-touchdown favorite, win the game, the Panthers would win the Coastal. If UVA pulls off the upset, the Cavaliers would still have to beat rival Virginia Tech next Saturday.

Virginia has won only once in Pittsburgh’s Heinz Stadium (to open the 2019 season) and has lost its last 11 road games versus ranked opponents. The last UVA road victory over a ranked foe was in 2011 at No. 23 Florida State.

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