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Week 4 Saturday, 9/22/2018 3:30 PM
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399VIRGINIA TECH-28-27.5
VIRGINIA TECH - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games2-0+2.52-01-143.027.5452.5(6.7)0.510.05.0296.5(4.9)3.5
Road Games1-0+2.51-00-124.017.0319.0(4.8)
Last 3 Games2-0+2.52-01-143.027.5452.5(6.7)0.510.05.0296.5(4.9)3.5
VIRGINIA TECH - Current Season Statistics
Offense (All Games)43.027.523.532:1943-208(4.8)16-2465.3%244(10)67-452(6.7)(10.5)
Opponents Defensive Avg.44.326.726.532:4942-216(5.1)20-3165.1%291(9.4)73-507(6.9)(11.4)
Offense Road Games24.017.015.033:5240-112(2.8)16-2661.5%207(8)66-319(4.8)(13.3)
Defense (All Games)
Opponents Offensive Avg.16.27.51428:1129-65(2.3)21-3560.1%238(6.9)63-303(4.8)(18.8)
Defense Road Games3.03.012.026:0828-94(3.4)22-3562.9%233(6.7)63-327(5.2)(109)

OLD DOMINION - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games0-3-4.40-32-118.314.0345.0(5.4)1.336.013.7484.3(6.1)1.0
Home Games0-1-10-10-120.020.0396.0(6.2)
Last 3 Games0-3-4.40-32-118.314.0345.0(5.4)1.336.013.7484.3(6.1)1.0
Turf Games0-3-4.40-32-118.314.0345.0(5.4)1.336.013.7484.3(6.1)1.0
OLD DOMINION - Current Season Statistics
Offense (All Games)18.314.016.726:0331-115(3.7)18-3353.5%230(7)64-345(5.4)(18.8)
Opponents Defensive Avg.2615.720.729:4039-181(4.6)16-2956.0%215(7.5)68-396(5.8)(15.2)
Offense Home Games20.020.016.025:5427-93(3.4)19-3751.4%303(8.2)64-396(6.2)(19.8)
Defense (All Games)36.013.727.033:5745-199(4.4)23-3466.7%285(8.4)79-484(6.1)(13.5)
Opponents Offensive Avg.32.1142431:2041-189(4.6)19-3061.6%248(8.2)71-436(6.1)(13.6)
Defense Home Games28.014.025.034:0651-189(3.7)19-3161.3%300(9.7)82-489(6)(17.5)
Average power rating of opponents played: VIRGINIA TECH 18,  OLD DOMINION 16.3
VIRGINIA TECH - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
9/3/2018@ FLORIDA ST24-3W7.5W54.5U40-11216-26-207028-9422-35-2335
9/8/2018WILLIAM & MARY62-17W-42W49.5O46-30516-23-281129-3418-30-2322
9/22/2018@ OLD DOMINION            
9/29/2018@ DUKE            
10/6/2018NOTRE DAME            
10/13/2018@ N CAROLINA            

OLD DOMINION - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
9/1/2018@ LIBERTY10-52L-5L58.5O39-12918-34-172238-23826-37-3531
9/8/2018FLA INTERNATIONAL20-28L3L51U27-9319-37-303051-18919-31-3001
9/13/2018@ CHARLOTTE25-28L-1.5L47.5O28-12316-28-215246-17123-34-2021
9/22/2018VIRGINIA TECH            
9/29/2018@ E CAROLINA            
10/6/2018@ FLA ATLANTIC            
10/20/2018@ W KENTUCKY            
VIRGINIA TECH: There are some things to be optimistic about in Blacksburg, including the progression of gifted quarterback Josh Jackson as he enters his redshirt sophomore season. Jackson's growing connection with wideouts (and fellow sophomores) Sean Savoy and Hezekiah Grimsley, and three senior starters on the offensive line. But between graduations and injuries, things are looking bleak on the defensive side of the ball. Long-time defensive coordinator Bud Foster is the guy you'd want leading an inexperienced unit, though, and the schedule lines up nicely for the Hokies.
OLD DOMINION: As a true freshman, quarterback Steven Williams showed that he has what it takes to competently run head coach Bobby Wilder's spread attack. The Monarchs surround him with an experienced group of skill-position players that know how to get the job done. What will likely hold Old Dominion back is a secondary that could be one of the conference's worst this season. That combined with the fact that the Monarchs are playing against tough competition in the East means that this team won't be near the top of the conference standings. But they aren't going to be easy to beat.
No. 13 Virginia Tech back in action at Old Dominion

Norfolk and Blacksburg are separated by about 300 miles of interstate driving.

And while the football programs at Old Dominion and Virginia Tech remain miles apart, the two schools have quite a bit in common, especially in the aftermath of last week's Hurricane Florence.

Virginia Tech's game on Saturday with East Carolina was canceled, giving the Hokies an extra week of practice. The Monarchs' game against Charlotte was moved up from Saturday to Thursday, but a week later both schools are still dealing with the aftermath of Mother Nature's wrath.

"Still praying for those people in North/South Carolina," ODU coach Bobby Wilder said. "We still have some kids right now that are trying to make their way back from this. We feel very fortunate to be standing here before you today knowing that were in a good situation in this region."

As the Carolinas recover from Florence, Wilder and Hokies coach Justin Fuente finally can focus on football. The Hokies (2-0) last played on Sept. 8 when they demolished William & Mary 62-17. Establishing a routine has not been easy for Fuente.

A week after squandering a 17-point lead against Florida International, ODU suffered a 28-25 loss at Charlotte on Sept. 13. In the loss, the Monarchs had an extra-point blocked and missed on two 2-point conversions.

Saturday's game marks the first time the Monarchs have faced an AP Top 25 opponent. Despite ODU's 0-3 record, the Hokies are not taking the Monarchs lightly.

"We've got a tremendous amount of respect for the ODU program and the job Bobby's done there, literally building it from scratch," Fuente told the Richmond Times. "You can see on film that they are well-coached. They play incredibly hard, and we'll need to have a great week of preparation this week."

The job Wilder has done has been noteworthy. He took over the program in 2007 when it was an FCS Independent and within 10 years, the Monarchs had won a bowl game in just their third year in the FBS.

This year, though, the program has taken a step backward, starting 0-3 for the first time since Wilder took over. Losing to a Charlotte team that went 1-11 last season, especially stung.

The Monarchs, who return 18 starters including quarterback Steven Williams Jr., are averaging only 18.3 points per game and only 3.7 yards per rush.

Wilder understands, this week is going to be one of the biggest challenges of his tenure in Norfolk.

"Virginia Tech has a passionate fan base," Wilder said. "They'll have a lot of people here. We've got a passionate fan base that's rallied behind us and been supportive since the day we started. I think there's a lot to this game no matter where either team is at this point."

Both programs view Saturday's game historic -- not often does a Top 25 team schedule home-and-homes with a mid-major. Foreman Stadium will sure to be rocking and Wilder hopes that gives his players an advantage.

"This week we've got a top 10 team coming to town, Virginia Tech; very deserving of their ranking; they are outstanding in all three phases of what they do," Wilder said. "Day to day we've got to work to get better, that's the only way we're going to fix this is to get better each day.

Fuente is concerned his team has not been able to establish a routine heading into the fourth week of the season. Last week's cancellation gave the staff extra time to work with some of the younger players, but things didn't go as planned.

"We let the emotion of not playing a game get in the way of our preparation and our improvement," Fuente told the Roanoke Times. "We have things we are trying to accomplish and we need to take advantage of those opportunities."

By the end of the week, players responded and Fuente thinks his team is ready to go.

The two teams have played only once, last year when the Hokies blanked the Monarchs 38-0 at Lane Stadium.

If the Monarchs are to have a chance, they'll have to account for defensive tackle Ricky Walker on every play. One of the top defenders in the nation, Walker is the anchor of Bud Foster's "Lunch Pail" defense.

"There's plenty of reasons why we call Rick Walker the Bell Cow of our defense," Foster said. "First, he's a dynamic football player. He's explosive and powerful. But he brings much more than talent and athleticism to our defense. He's the guy everybody looks to as a leader. He's the guy they follow in terms of work ethic, preparation and attention to detail."

On offense, the Hokies are led by quarterback Josh Jackson. Jackson has thrown for 424 yards and three scores in Virginia Tech's two wins. The Hokies racked up 305 rushing yards against William & Mary, the highest total of the Fuente era. Steven Peoples leads the ground game with two scores and 99 yards while DeShawn McClease has added one score and 121 yards rushing.

The Monarchs let true freshman running back Lala Davis loose in the loss to Charlotte and Davis rushed for 63 yards and two touchdowns on just 10 carries.

On defense, sophomore linebacker Lawrence Garner has recorded double-digit tackles in all three games and ranks second in the country with 42 tackles.

The Hokies will focus on corralling Jonathan Duarte, who leads Conference USA in receiving yards and is 11th in the FBS with 17 receptions for 360 yards and three touchdowns.

Last Updated: 9/25/2020 1:09:43 PM EST

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