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Game Three Preview: Old Dominion at Charlotte

September 11, 2018
By ODU Athletics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Old Dominion University football travels to Charlotte on Thursday, Sept. 13 to play the 49ers at 4 p.m. 

Old Dominion (0-2, 0-1 C-USA) at Charlotte (1-1, 0-0 C-USA)
Date Thursday, Sept. 13 • 4 p.m. • Charlotte, N.C. • Jerry Richardson Stadium
Where to Watch
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ODU leads, 3-0
Game Notes Old Dominion  Charlotte

> Senior wide receiver Jonathan Duhart had three catches for 150-yards and a pair of touchdowns against FIU. All three of his catches came in the first half, including a 63-yard reception and an 83-yard touchdown catch.

> Steven Williams and Blake LaRussa combined for 19-for-37 for 303-yards and two touchdowns. The most passing yards ODU had in 2017 was 240, also against FIU.

> A week after notching a career-high 11 tackles, linebacker Lawrence Garner susurpassed that with 16 tackles. The total is the fourth most in a single-game in ODU history.

> Senior defensive end Oshane Ximines had six tackles, three tackles for loss and two sacks. He also had two two forced fumbles, setting the school record with nine career forced fumbles.

> Charlotte is 1-1 on the year after a season-opening win over Fordham and a loss last week to Appalachian State, 45-9.

Duhart’s Big Moments
Jonathan Duhart’s 83-yard touchdown catch against FIU was the longest play of his career and the fifth longest completion in FBS so far this season.

Rk. Player School Yards
1. Corey Sutton Appalachian State 90
2. Laviska Shenault Colorado 89
3. Osirus Mitchell Mississippi State 84
D'Wayne Eskridge Western Michigan 84
5. Jonathan Duhart Old Dominion 83

Garner Making a Name
Sophomore linebacker Lawrence Garner started his second career game against FIU, notching a career-high 16 tackles, fourth most in a game in school history.

Garner Tackles in 2017 (Nine Games) - 13
Garner Tackles in 2018 (Two Games) - 27

Garner Among Nation’s Leading Tacklers
Garner’s 27 tackles rank fiftn in FBS, just three away from leader Joe Dineen of Kansas. Garner’s 11 tackles in the opener and 16 versus FIU were his first two career double-digit tackle games.

Rk. Player School Tackles
1. Joe Dineen Jr. Kansas 30
2. Nate Landman Colorado 29
David Woodward Utah State 29
4. Sage Lewis FIU 28
5. Lawrence Garner Old Dominion 27
Adarius Pickett UCLA 27

Setting Records
Junior punt returner Darrell Brown set the ODU career record for punt return yards with his 25-yard return in the fourth quarter. Brown’s 13.3 yard average is second in C-USA

Harper Still Got it
Isaiah Harper has taken over where he left off last season as one of the top kick returners in the country. He returned a kick 51-yards in the loss to FIU and has a 29.2 yard kick return average through two games, 11th in FBS.

Parking will be available on a first come, first serve basis in the following lots.
Gold Lot 23, Green CRI Lots 2, 2A, Green CRI Lots 3, 3A, 1 and 1A - Enter and exit campus via Hwy 29 (N. Tryon Street) at Institute Circle
Orange CRI Deck, Orange CRI ADA Deck - Enter and exit campus via Hwy 29 (N. Tryon Street) at JW Clay
Game Day shuttles will not be operating with the exception of ADA transport from the Orange CRI Deck for those needing assistance.
The above tailgating lots and decks will open beginning at 12:00pm. However, tents will not be allowed in any parking area for this game due to potential winds.

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