Cox powers ODU past UMass, 36-16
Jeremy Cox ran for 162 yards and two touchdowns to lead ODU over UMass, 36-16, on Friday evening at Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium.
Old Dominion (4-2) finished the game with a season-high 522 total yards of offense. Ray Lawryadded 88 yards and a touchdown on the ground and David Washington completed 20 of his 35 pass attempts for 248 yards and a touchdown.
The Monarchs surged out to an early 10-0 lead in the first quarter and carried a 19-9 lead into halftime. UMass (1-5) closed the gap to as little as six with a touchdown pass late in the third quarter, but ODU responded with a pair of TD runs from Lawry and Cox to close the game with 14 unanswered points.
The Monarchs are on a bye next week before heading to WKU on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.
Notes: Tonight’s game is the second Friday night game in ODU history. The first was in 2014 against Middle Tennessee on Fox Sports 1 … This was the second time this season the Monarchs have had a game moved due to a weather event, as the opener against Hampton was played on aSunday … Sophomore defensive tackle Pat Toal started for the first time in his career … Travis Fulgham scored a TD in his second-straight game with an eight-yard score on ODU’s first drive of the game … Jeremy Cox moved into ninth on ODU’s all-time rushing list with 21-yard on the Monarchs’ first drive of the game … The 56-yard yard pass from David Washington to Jonathan Duhart was Duhart’s longest catch of the season, and longest catch by an ODU receiver so far this season … Jeremy Cox’s second quarter TD was his sixth in the last three games … Cox had one last season as a true freshman … Brad Davis kicked a career-long 38-yard field goal … With three field goals, Davis had his first career multi-field goal game … Bunmi Rotimi took sole possession of fourth place in career sacks, now with 9.5 career sacks … Anthony Wilson had his fourth sack of the season, and first since the Appalachian State game … Ray Lawry’s third quarter touchdown was the 30th of his career, tying him for the school record with Thomas DeMarco … Jeremy Coxrushed for a career-high 167 yards … Cox recorded his third multi-touchdown game in a row.
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