GAMEDAY College Football

Old Dominion 29, Arkansas State 26

Associated Press

NORFOLK, Va. - Hayden Wolff passed for 279 yards with two touchdowns and led a second-half rally as Old Dominion defeated Arkansas State 29-26 for its first Sun Belt Conference victory.

The Monarchs (2-2, 1-0) trailed 12-0 at halftime and 19-7 early in the third quarter. After Wolff hit Ali Jennings with a 77-yard touchdown pass to get within 19-14, the teams would trade touchdowns - and the lead - three times in the next 20 minutes of play.

With 2:13 left in the third quarter, Deeve Harris returned an interception 16 yards for a touchdown and Old Dominion took a 21-19 lead. With 12:10 left in the fourth, quarterback AJ Mayer ran 23 yards for a touchdown and a 26-21 Arkansas State lead.

Wolff's second touchdown went to Zack Kuntz and a successful two-point conversion put Old Dominion ahead 29-26 with 6:33 to go.

Arkansas State turned the ball over on downs near midfield on its next possession then an ODU punt pinned the Red Wolves at their own 2 with 1:09 remaining. The Red Wolves were unable to mount a drive and the clock ran out on when Old Dominion recovered a fumble on a wild scramble play.

James Blackman completed 23 of 35 passes for 285 yards with one touchdown and one interception for Arkansas State (1-3, 0-1). Jeff Foreman had four catches for 115 yards, including a 49-yard touchdown.

Old Dominion was a member of Conference USA last season.


Scoring Summary
Second Quarter ArkStODU
ArkSt SF 10:10 Team safety 2 0
ArkSt TD 9:27 Brian Snead 4 yd run (Dominic Zvada kick) 9 0
ArkSt FG 0:37 Dominic Zvada 44 yd FG 12 0
Third Quarter ArkStODU
ODU TD 12:53 Keshawn Wicks 1 yd run (Ethan Sanchez kick) 12 7
ArkSt TD 11:35 Jeff Foreman 49 yd pass from James Blackman (Dominic Zvada kick) 19 7
ODU TD 10:54 Ali Jennings III 77 yd pass from Hayden Wolff (Ethan Sanchez kick) 19 14
ODU TD 2:13 Deeve Harris 16 yd interception return (Ethan Sanchez kick) 19 21
Fourth Quarter ArkStODU
ArkSt TD 12:10 AJ Mayer 23 yd run (Dominic Zvada kick) 26 21
ODU TD 6:33 Zack Kuntz 7 yd pass from Hayden Wolff (OBIE SANNI 2pt run) 26 29
Team Stats
  Arkansas State Old Dominion
First downs 22 12
  Rushing 11 2
  Passing 10 9
  Penalty 1 1
3rd Down Efficiency 4-16, 25% 3-14, 21%
4th down efficiency 2-3, 67% 0-1, 0%
Rushes-Yards 47-112 26-51
Passing Yards 285 279
Return Yards 99 100
Completions-Attempts-Int 23-35-1 19-32-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 7--55 2--11
Punts 6 7
Punts-Average 40.8 40.6
Fumbles Lost 3-1 0-0
Penalties - Yards 7-60 3-28
Time of Possession 38:16 21:44
Arkansas State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Blackman 23 35 285 1 1
Old Dominion Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
H. Wolff 19 32 279 2 0
Arkansas State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
A. Mayer 7 46 6.6 1
B. Snead 14 41 2.9 1
J. Lang 10 35 3.5 0
J. Cross 1 6 6.0 0
J. Blackman 15 -16 -1.1 0
Old Dominion Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
K. Wicks 9 36 4.0 1
O. Sanni 8 18 2.3 0
T. Sims 4 7 1.8 0
I. Paige 1 5 5.0 0
I. Spencer 1 1 1.0 0
J. Bly 1 -5 -5.0 0
H. Wolff 2 -11 -5.5 0
Arkansas State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Foreman 4 115 28.8 1
S. Traore 7 81 11.6 0
A. Jones 4 39 9.8 0
D. Jenkins 1 18 18.0 0
J. Lang 2 17 8.5 0
R. Ealy 3 8 2.7 0
K. Waleed 1 5 5.0 0
E. Stevenson 1 4 4.0 0
J. Blackman 0 -2 0.0
0
Old Dominion Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Jennings III 4 140 35.0 1
I. Paige 4 46 11.5 0
Z. Kuntz 3 46 15.3 1
J. Bly 2 31 15.5 0
K. Wicks 3 14 4.7 0
T. Sims 1 4 4.0 0
O. Sanni 1 0 0.0
0
A. Granger 1 -2 -2.0 0
Arkansas State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Old Dominion Interceptions
Player Int Yards
D. Harris 1 16
Arkansas State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
R. Hanson 6 245 40.8
Old Dominion Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
E. Duane 7 284 40.6
Arkansas State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Lang 2 17 8.5
Old Dominion Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
I. Paige 2 23 11.5
T. Harris 1 1 1.0
Arkansas State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Lang 4 82 20.5
Old Dominion Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
L. James 3 60 20.0
Arkansas State Missed FG
Player Length
Old Dominion Missed FG
Player Length
E. Sanchez 48




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