Jeremy Cox
Jeremy Cox
Rick Voight

Cox Powers ODU Past UMass, 36-16

October 07, 2016
By ODU Athletics

NORFOLK, Va. -- Jeremy Cox ran for 162 yards and two touchdowns to lead Old Dominion over UMass, 36-16, on Friday evening at Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium.

Old Dominion (4-2) finished the game with a season-high 522 total yards of offense. Ray Lawry added 88 yards and a touchdown on the ground and David Washington completed 20 of his 35 pass attempts for 248 yards and a touchdown.

Midway through the third quarter UMass pulled to within six at 22-16, but ODU followed with a seven play, 73-yard drive as Ray Lawry scored an 18-yard touchdown on 4th and 2 to make the score 29-16.

Jeremy Cox scored his second TD of the game, an 18-yarder to make the score 36-16 while the defense iced the game with interceptions from Rob Thompson and Shadow Williams.

The ODU defense gave up just 167 yards in the second half.

ODU scored on their first drive of the game with an eight-yard touchdown pass from David Washington to Travis Fulgham. The Monarchs drove 71 yards in 10 plays to take the 7-0 lead.

The Monarchs tacked on a 26-yard field goal from Brad Davis to take a 10-0 lead. The big play on the drive was a 56-yard completion from Washington to Jonathan Duhart to the UMass five.

Marquis Young got UMass on the board with a 12-yard touchdown run to make the score 10-7 early in the second quarter.

ODU added a 16-yard Jeremy Cox touchdown run to take a 16-9 lead, however, UMass blocked the extra point and returned it for a two-point conversion.

Davis’ 38 yard field goal with 10 seconds left in the first half gave ODU a 19-9 halftime lead.

Defensively, Rob Thompson and Shadow Williams each recorded an interception, while Bunmi Rotimi, Anthony Wilson and Jude Brenya each tallied a sack.

Zach Pascal led the receivers with six catches for 92 yards while Jonathan Duhart had three grabs for 77 yards, and Travis Fulgham had four receptions for 27 yards and a touchdowns.

Justice Davila led the defense with nine tackles, while Aaron Young and Sean Carter had six apiece.

The Monarchs are on a bye next week before heading to WKU on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.

Notes: Tonight’s game is the second Friday night game in ODU history. The first was in 2014 against Middle Tennessee on Fox Sports 1 … This was the second time this season the Monarchs have had a game moved due to a weather event, as the opener against Hampton was played on a Sunday … Sophomore defensive tackle Pat Toal started for the first time in his career … Travis Fulgham scored a TD in his second-straight game with an eight-yard score on ODU’s first drive of the game … Jeremy Cox moved into ninth on ODU’s all-time rushing list with 21-yard on the Monarchs’ first drive of the game … The 56-yard yard pass from David Washington to Jonathan Duhart was Duhart’s longest catch of the season, and longest catch by an ODU receiver so far this season … Jeremy Cox’s second quarter TD was his sixth in the last three games … Cox had one last season as a true freshman … Brad Davis kicked a career-long 38-yard field goal … With three field goals, Davis had his first career multi-field goal game … Bunmi Rotimi took sole possession of fourth place in career sacks, now with 9.5 career sacks … Anthony Wilson had his fourth sack of the season, and first since the Appalachian State game … Ray Lawry’s third quarter touchdown was the 30th of his career, tying him for the school record with Thomas DeMarco … Jeremy Cox rushed for a career-high 162 yards … Cox recorded his third multi-touchdown game in a row.

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