Old Dominion University football staged a valiant second half comeback but Jameill Showers threw two touchdowns late in the fourth quarter and the Monarchs fell 42-35 in El Paso Saturday night.
ODU football begins a three-game road trip this Saturday, Oct. 11 at UTEP. The game will be broadcast on the American Sports Network at 8 p.m. EST.
As Virginia football slogged to a 2-10 finish in 2013, it wasn’t a safe bet that UVA football coach Mike London wouldn’t be canned at the end of the season, and that if he somehow made it past that stage he wouldn’t then be a dead man walking in 2014.
UVA raced out to a 24-3 halftime lead, but Pitt hung around until the late stages before finally falling, 24-19, before 43,307 in Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday night.
UVA was outplayed in a sloppy first half by heavy underdog Kent State, but took control in a dominant third quarter and ultimately coasted to a 45-13 win in front of just 33,526 fans at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday.
The Samford Bulldogs scored 49 points in the first half and went on to defeat the VMI Keydets, 63-21, in Southern Conference football action Saturday at Seibert Stadium in Birmingham, Ala.
UVA dominates stats, except for the important one: Virginia outgained #21 BYU by nearly 200 yards, had more than twice as many first downs, had the ball twice as long, and still lost.
UVA outgained heavy favorite BYU by 183 total yards, had 19 more first downs and had the ball for more than 40 minutes, but the Cougars escaped with a 41-33 win on Saturday in Provo, Utah.
Ricky Segers kicked a 25-yard field goal with no time left, as ODU pulled out a 45-42 victory at Rice in the Monarchs’ first Conference USA game in school history.
Harrison Butker kicked a 24-yard field goal as time expired to complete a dramatic fourth-quarter comeback that gave Georgia Tech a 27-24 win over Virginia Tech in Blacksburg on Saturday.
The betting line for Saturday’s UVA at BYU game has come back a bit, from BYU by 16 at the start of the week to as close as 13 and a half on one Vegas book.
Augusta Free Press previews the game between UVA (2-1, 1-0 ACC) and BYU (3-0). The ‘Hoos make the trek across the continent for their first road game of 2014.
East Carolina was on the verge of blowing Virginia Tech out of Lane Stadium, but the Hokies came all the way back from a 21-0 first-quarter deficit to tie the game with 1:20 to go, only to give it up in the final seconds on a 1-yard quarterback sneak by Shane Carden as the Pirates upset #17 Virginia Tech, 28-21, on Saturday.
UVA converted a late Louisville turnover into a 42-yard Ian Frye field goal with 3:42 to go, and the ‘Hoos defense put up a last-drive stand to complete the 23-21 upset of #21 Louisville on Saturday at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Va.
Try as I might, I can’t convince myself that UVA can pull it off this weekend against #21 Louisville.
Old Dominion University football hosts Eastern Michigan on Saturday, Sept. 13 in the first FBS home game in school history.
Washington moved the ball well, but two fumbles, a blocked punt and a blocked PAT spelled doom and gloom as the Houston Texans won the season opener, 17-6, on Sunday.
More than 108,000 fans at Ohio Stadium turned eerily silent, save for a small section wearing maroon and orange, when a Donovan Riley interception return for a touchdown sealed a 35-21 upset win for Virginia Tech over eighth-ranked Ohio State Saturday night.
UVA transfers Michael Strauss and Michael Rocco threw for a combined 363 yards, but Richmond turned the ball over seven times, and Virginia made the Spiders pay in posting a 45-13 pasting before 34,533 fans and 30,414 empty seats in Scott Stadium on Saturday.
Old Dominion led 21-18 at halftime but NC State scored 28 second half points to defeat the Monarchs 46-34 Saturday night at Carter-Finley Stadium.
Richmond outgained UVA by more than 100 yards. Two Virginia transfers, Michael Srauss and Michael Rocco, combined to throw for 366 yards against a defense that stifled seventh-ranked UCLA just a week ago.