Football Finalizes 2010 Schedule
By ODU Athletics
Oct. 19, 2009
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NORFOLK, Va. -- The Old Dominion football team has completed its 2010 schedule with the addition of Cal-Poly to its 11-game slate for next season. The Mustangs are one of seven teams to enter Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium next season.
"The schedule for our second year of football here at Old Dominion is exactly what we are looking for," said head coach Bobby Wilder. "Each game we play is going to allow us to continue to grow, learn, and become a better football team. Now with Cal Poly on the schedule, there will be two Top 25 opponents for us to face giving us another challenge as we prepare to enter the CAA and the nation's toughest FCS conference in 2011. "
The Mustangs were ranked 19th in last week's FCS Coaches' Poll and have ranked as high as 13thin the national polls. Cal Poly is currently 3-3 overall and is coming off a 24-23 victory over Southern Utah on Saturday. In 2008, Cal Poly finished at 8-3 and 3-0 in the Great West to earn a berth to the FCS playoffs. In 2005, the Mustangs reached the FCS playoff quarterfinals.
In addition to Cal Poly on Oct. 9, home games for the Monarchs will include a return with Jacksonville (Sept. 4) for their 2010 opener, future Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) rival William & Mary (Sept. 18), Gardner-Webb (Oct. 2) on Parent's Weekend, start-up and future conference rival Georgia State (Oct. 23) on Homecoming, as well as return dates with Savannah State (Nov. 6) and VMI (Nov. 13) in the regular season home finale.
The Monarchs will have four road games next season traveling to Campbell (Sept. 11), Monmouth (Sept. 25), Georgetown (Oct. 25), and Presbyterian (Nov. 20).
Old Dominion will have a bye-week in mid-season in 2010 with that date falling on Oct. 16.
Old Dominion kicked off it first season of FCS play in 2009, playing its first football games in 69 years. The Monarchs have played their way to a 5-2 record to date and will travel to Savannah State on Saturday. Old Dominion will host Georgetown (Oct. 31) and North Carolina Central (Nov. 7) on Homecoming before playing its final regular season game at VMI (Nov. 21).
|Sept. 4||Jacksonville||Foreman Field||Norfolk, Va.||
|Sept. 11||at Campbell||Barker-Lane Stadium||Buies Creek, N.C.||TBA|
|Sept. 18||William & Mary||Foreman Field||Norfolk, Va.||6:00 p.m.|
|Sept. 25||at Monmouth||Kesler Field||Long Branch, N.J.||TBA|
|Oct. 2||Gardner-Webb ^||Foreman Field||Norfolk, Va.||6:00 p.m.|
|Oct. 9||Cal Poly||Foreman Field||Norfolk, Va.||6:00 p.m.|
|Oct. 23||Georgia State #||Foreman Field||Norfolk, Va.||2:00 p.m.|
|Oct. 30||at Georgetown||Multi-Sport Field||Washington, D.C.||TBA|
|Nov. 6||Savannah State||Foreman Field||Norfolk, Va.||2:00 pm.|
|Nov. 13||VMI||Foreman Field||Norfolk, Va.||2:00 p.m.|
|Nov. 20||at Presbyterian||Bailey Memorial||Clinton, S.C.||TBA|
|^ -||Parent's Weekend|