GAMEDAY College Football

Virginia 16, Old Dominion 14

By HANK KURZ Jr.
AP Sports Writer

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Brendan Farrell kicked a 26-yard field goal with no time remaining and Virginia rallied in a frenetic final minute and beat Old Dominion 16-14.

The Cavaliers (2-1), who saw Old Dominion go ahead 14-13 with 1:01 to play, drove 56 yards before Brennan Armstrong took a knee on the next-to-last play to set up the kick. Farrell, who kicked two other field goals but missed a 36-yard try earlier in the fourth quarter, split the uprights, throwing his arms in the air as his teammates ran onto the field and mobbed him in celebration.

Old Dominion (1-2) had gone ahead on Hayden Wolff's 18-yard pass to Zack Kuntz, quieting a small crowd at Scott Stadium. Wolff had several big completions in the 80-yard drive, including a 22-yarder to Kuntz on fourth-and-8 from his own 22. Virginia helped, too, with Anthony Johnson Jr. getting called for pass interference on a fourth-and-15 play from the Cavaliers' 33.

Monarchs defensive back Tobias Harris returned the favor on Virginia's winning drive, getting called for pass interference when Armstrong threw for Dontayvion Wicks in the back left corner of the end zone.

The Cavaliers outgained Old Dominion 513-324, but twice fumbled the ball away inside the Monarchs' 5 yard-line, and another time to set up ODU's first points.

Mike Hollins ran for a touchdown for Virginia, but coughed the ball up at the 4 later in the first half. Armstrong lost the other two, once at the ODU 5 when he was hit from behind by Ryan Henry.

Armstrong finished 20 of 37 for 284 yards.

Wolf was 23 of 37 for 235 yards. His other touchdown came on a 29-yard pass to Ali Jennings with 19 second left in the first half.

THE TAKEAWAY

Old Dominion: The Monarchs were bidding to take out their second Power Five opponent of the season, having beaten Virginia Tech in their opener.

Virginia: Tight end Grant Misch, who had seven career receptions in 37 games prior to Saturday, caught four passes for 33 yards.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter ODUUVa
UVa TD 3:13 Mike Hollins 1 yd run (Brendan Farrell kick) 0 7
Second Quarter ODUUVa
UVa FG 10:23 Brendan Farrell 26 yd FG 0 10
ODU TD 0:19 Ali Jennings III 29 yd pass from Hayden Wolff (Ethan Sanchez kick) 7 10
Fourth Quarter ODUUVa
UVa FG 8:37 Brendan Farrell 30 yd FG 7 13
ODU TD 1:01 Zack Kuntz 18 yd pass from Hayden Wolff (Ethan Sanchez kick) 14 13
UVa FG 0:00 Brendan Farrell 26 yd FG 14 16
Team Stats
  Old Dominion Virginia
First downs 20 26
  Rushing 5 12
  Passing 13 11
  Penalty 2 3
3rd Down Efficiency 4-15, 27% 7-16, 44%
4th down efficiency 1-2, 50% 1-1, 100%
Rushes-Yards 32-89 45-229
Passing Yards 235 284
Return Yards 35 47
Completions-Attempts-Int 23-37-0 20-37-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 3--16 2--20
Punts 8 4
Punts-Average 41.4 37
Fumbles Lost 2-1 3-3
Penalties - Yards 8-75 8-80
Time of Possession 26:28 33:32
Old Dominion Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
H. Wolff 23 37 235 2 0
Virginia Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
B. Armstrong 20 37 284 0 0
Old Dominion Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
B. Watson 21 70 3.3 0
T. Sims 5 17 3.4 0
I. Paige 1 11 11.0 0
I. Spencer 1 6 6.0 0
K. Wicks 1 1 1.0 0
H. Wolff 3 -16 -5.3 0
Virginia Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
X. Brown 9 88 9.8 0
P. Jones 11 56 5.1 0
B. Armstrong 14 54 3.9 0
M. Hollins 8 29 3.6 1
C. Brown 2 4 2.0 0
Old Dominion Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Jennings III 7 97 13.9 1
Z. Kuntz 6 83 13.8 1
J. Harvey 2 20 10.0 0
T. Sims 3 12 4.0 0
A. Granger 2 7 3.5 0
I. Spencer 1 7 7.0 0
J. Bly 1 5 5.0 0
I. Paige 1 4 4.0 0
Virginia Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
K. Thompson 9 118 13.1 0
D. Wicks 4 85 21.3 0
L. Davis Jr. 2 47 23.5 0
G. Misch 4 33 8.3 0
X. Brown 1 1 1.0 0
Old Dominion Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Virginia Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Old Dominion Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
E. Duane 8 331 41.4
Virginia Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
D. Sparks 4 148 37.0
Old Dominion Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
I. Paige 1 10 10.0
D. Charity 1 -3 -3.0
Virginia Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
E. Davies 2 10 5.0
Old Dominion Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
L. James 1 28 28.0
Virginia Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Starling 1 37 37.0
Old Dominion Missed FG
Player Length
Virginia Missed FG
Player Length
B. Farrell 36




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