Home Late Ray Lawry TD lifts ODU to 38-34 win over Eastern Michigan

Late Ray Lawry TD lifts ODU to 38-34 win over Eastern Michigan


odu logoRay Lawry scored his fourth touchdown of the game with 1:57 left in the fourth quarter and Old Dominion University football hung on to defeat Eastern Michigan 38-34 Saturday evening at Eastern Michigan.

Dylan Muler kicked a 52-yard field goal with just under eight minutes to go to put the Eagles on top 34-31. The Monarchs went three plays and out on their next possession but the Monarch defense forced an EMU punt with 3:02 on the clock.

On the first play of the drive Shuler Bentley hit Nick England for 30 yards to the EMU 46 and three plays later Lawry burst through a hole for a 45-yard touchdown run to put ODU up 38-31.

The following series EMU drove to the ODU 40 before Tim Ward deflected and then intercepted Brogan Roback on fourth and six to seal the win.

EMU got on the board first with a 4 play, 68-yard drive capped off with a 36-yard touchdown run by Darius Jackson.

The Eagles took a 14-0 lead as Jackson carried in from 10 yards out.

The Monarchs got on the board for the first time in 2015 with a Bentley to David Washington 14-yard touchdown toss. The Monarchs drove 67 yards in seven plays Ray Lawry rushed three times for 30 yards on the drive.

ODU put together a 13 play, 79 yard drive to end the first half that ended with a 20-yard Satchel Ziffer field goal.  The big play of the drive was a 31-yard strike from Bentley to Jonathan Duhart on third and 12. The kick made the halftime score 17-10 EMU.



Have a guest column, letter to the editor, story idea or a news tip? Email editor Chris Graham at [email protected]. Subscribe to AFP podcasts on Apple PodcastsSpotifyPandora and YouTube.