• ODU is coming off of a 56-14 loss to unbeaten Marshall.
• True freshman running back Ray Lawry led ODU last week with 16 carries for 131 yards and a touchdown. The carries and yards are career-highs for Lawry and is the first 100-yard rushing game of his career. He has a team-best five rushing touchdowns.
• True freshman safety Christian Byrum has the first two interceptions of his career in the loss to Marshall. In the first quarter, he made a diving pick of Rakeem Cato, and in the second quarter he caught a deflection in the end zone. He became the second player, joining Eriq Lewis, to have two INT’s in a game for Old Dominion.
• Senior safety Phil Paulhill led the Monarchs with six tackles while Reggie Owens had four tackles and forced a fumble.
Chasing (and Catching) the Record Books
Old Dominion has only had football for five years, however, Antonio Vaughan is within striking distance of several Monarch records. He now holds record for receptions and total touchdowns, and is just 55-yards from the receiving yards record, and two receiving touchdowns from that record.
Category Record Holder Total Vaughan Needs
Receptions Antonio Vaughan 197 Has Record
Receiving Yards Nick Mayers 2,688 31
Rec. TD’s Nick Mayers 28 2
Total TD’s DeMarco/Mayers 32 Has Record
Two For You
True freshman Christian Byrum intercepted Rakeem Cato twice last week against Marshall for the first two INT’s of his career. He became just the second player in school history to have two picks in a game, joining senior Eriq Lewis, who had two INT’s, also as a freshman, at William and Mary.
On the Run
True freshman Ray Lawry rushed for a career-high 131-yards last week against Marshall. His 8.2 average per carry is the second highest in school history. Lawry has 286-yards and a team-high five touchdowns on the year.