ODU football receives ESPY nomination for win over Virginia Tech
The Monarchs beat the Hokies 49-35 on Saturday, Sept. 22 in Norfolk. Quarterback Blake LaRussa passed for 495-yards, the second most ever allowed by a Tech defense, and four touchdowns, while Jonathan Duhart and Travis Fulgham combined for 18 receptions for 330-yards and four touchdowns.
LaRussa earned multiple National Player of the Week honors, as well as Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week, while Oshane Ximines, who had seven tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and two sacks, was named the C-USA Defensive Player of the Week.
According to ESPN’s Football Power Index, ODU had a 1.8 percent chance of beating the Hokies prior to kickoff. This marked the biggest upset by an FBS team in the 14 years of ESPN’s Football Power Index predictions.