Game Notes: ODU Football travels to UTEP

ODU football travels to UTEP for the Conference USA opener on Saturday, Oct. 2 in El Paso, Texas.

Old Dominion (1-3, 0-0 C-USA) at UTEP (3-1, 0-0 C-USA)
Date  Saturday, Oct. 2 • 9 p.m. ET • El Paso, Texas • Sun Bowl
Where to Watch  ESPN+
Listen  ODU Sports Radio Network
Series   ODU leads 2-1
Game Notes  Old Dominion      UTEP

ODU Football Notes

  • odu logoODU lost a 35-34 heartbreaker to Buffalo last Saturday, while UTEP scored 17 second half points to knock off New Mexico 20-13 in El Paso.
  • Like UTEP, the Monarchs also dealt a second half shutout, holding Buffalo to 40 yards on 20 plays in the second half. ODU outgained the Bulls 319-40 in the second half.
  • ODU was down 35-7 at the break and outscored Buffalo 27-0 in the second half. Quarterback D.J. Mack ran for a pair of scores, Jon-Luke Peakerrushed for one and Mack tossed a 19-yarder to Zack Kuntz.
  • ODU had five pass-catchers record a career-high in receptions against Buffalo. Ali Jennings led the way with seven, Kuntz had six, Javon Harveyhad four, while Isiah Paigeand Isaiah Spencer each had three.
  • Senior safety Harrell Blackmonhad a career-best nine tackles, while freshman defensive tackle Alonzo Ford had a career-high seven tackles and a fumble recovery. Fellow freshman Jason Hendersontied his career-high with seven tackles and a forced fumble.
  • Linebacker Jordan Younghad five tackles. He is fourth in school history with 273 career tackles. He is 68 stops away from tying Craig Wilkins‘ school record of 340 career tackles.

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