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Old Dominion 24, Middle Tennessee 17

Associated Press

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Elijah Davis and Blake Watson scored touchdowns three minutes apart and Old Dominion rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat Middle Tennessee 24-17.

The Monarchs (5-6, 4-3 Conference USA) entered the final quarter tied at 10-10 with Middle Tennessee (5-6, 3-4) driving to a first-and-goal. The Monarchs stopped the threat with R'Tarriun Johnson's fourth-down tackle for an 11-yard loss.

Six plays later, Davis broke free for a 45-yard touchdown run and, after holding Middle Tennessee to a three-and-out, Watson scored from the 4. The big play in that drive was Hayden Wolff's 60-yard pass to Ali Jennings on first down.

The Blue Raiders cut the gap to 24-17 when Jaylin Lane caught a 26-yard TD pass from Nicholas Vattiato with four minutes left, and had one more chance but Brad Anderson fumbled with 2:23 remaining.

Jason Henderson forced the fumble, Devin Brandt-Epps recovered and ODU ran out the clock.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter ODUMiddTn
ODU TD 5:34 Zack Kuntz 11 yd pass from Hayden Wolff (Nick Rice kick) 7 0
MiddTn TD 0:00 Mike DiLiello 2 yd run (Zeke Rankin kick) 7 7
Second Quarter ODUMiddTn
ODU FG 6:26 Nick Rice 35 yd FG 10 7
MiddTn FG 1:23 Zeke Rankin 21 yd FG 10 10
Fourth Quarter ODUMiddTn
ODU TD 13:06 Elijah Davis 45 yd run (Nick Rice kick) 17 10
ODU TD 9:59 Blake Watson 4 yd run (Nick Rice kick) 24 10
MiddTn TD 4:07 Jaylin Lane 26 yd pass from Nicholas Vattiato (Zeke Rankin kick) 24 17
Team Stats
  Old Dominion Middle Tennessee
First downs 11 25
  Rushing 4 10
  Passing 7 13
  Penalty 0 2
3rd Down Efficiency 3-12, 25% 8-17, 47%
4th down efficiency 0-1, 0% 0-1, 0%
Rushes-Yards 28-104 33-101
Passing Yards 237 313
Return Yards 75 31
Completions-Attempts-Int 14-23-0 36-51-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 1--7 1--6
Punts 6 5
Punts-Average 38.2 41.4
Fumbles Lost 0-0 1-1
Penalties - Yards 6-46 7-45
Time of Possession 24:55 35:05
Old Dominion Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
H. Wolff 14 23 237 1 0
Middle Tennessee Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
N. Vattiato 31 45 281 1 1
M. DiLiello 5 6 32 0 0
Old Dominion Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
B. Watson 19 61 3.2 1
E. Davis 3 49 16.3 1
M. Geiger 3 6 2.0 0
H. Wolff 1 -7 -7.0 0
Middle Tennessee Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
M. Pettaway 13 57 4.4 0
F. Peasant 10 29 2.9 0
M. DiLiello 5 19 3.8 1
N. Vattiato 3 6 2.0 0
B. Anderson 1 1 1.0 0
Old Dominion Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Jennings III 4 146 36.5 0
Z. Kuntz 8 68 8.5 1
I. Paige 2 23 11.5 0
Middle Tennessee Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Lane 10 107 10.7 1
D. England-Chisolm 9 60 6.7 0
I. Gathings 4 42 10.5 0
Y. Ali 6 39 6.5 0
C. Windham 2 32 16.0 0
J. Marshall 3 17 5.7 0
F. Peasant 2 16 8.0 0
Old Dominion Interceptions
Player Int Yards
J. Headen 1 0
Middle Tennessee Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Old Dominion Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
E. Duane 6 229 38.2
Middle Tennessee Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
K. Ulbrich 5 207 41.4
Old Dominion Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
R. Cray 2 15 7.5
I. Paige 1 10 10.0
Middle Tennessee Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Lane 3 1 0.3
Old Dominion Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
L. James 2 39 19.5
C. Ramos 1 11 11.0
Middle Tennessee Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Lane 2 30 15.0
Old Dominion Missed FG
Player Length
Middle Tennessee Missed FG
Player Length
Z. Rankin 32




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