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Game Five Preview: Old Dominion vs. Florida Atlantic

October 03, 2017
By ODU Athletics

NORFOLK, Va. - Old Dominion University Football hosts Florida Atlantic on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. in the Conference USA opener.

Old Dominion (2-2, 0-0 C-USA) vs. Florida Atlantic (2-3, 1-0 C-USA)
Date Saturday, Oct. 7 • 6 p.m. • Norfolk, Va. • Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium
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ODU Leads 1-0

> ODU is coming off of a bye, while FAU defeated Middle Tennessee, 38-20.

> The Monarchs are 2-1 all-time in C-USA openera and 2-1 in C-USA home openers.

> Old Dominion Head Coach Bobby Wilder is 69-32 all-time.

C-USA Openers
Old Dominion is 2-1 in Conference USA openers and 2-1 in C-USA home openers.

C-USA Openers

Date Opponent Score
9/20/14  at Rice W, 45-42
10/3/15 at Marshall L, 27-7
9/24/16 UTSA W, 33-19

Kick Return Making Strides
Harper’s 100-yard kick return touchdown was not the only big return against UNC, as he returned one for 35-yards that was brought back due to a penalty. ODU’s 27.1 yard return average is best in the C-USA and 13th in FBS.

ODU did not have a kickoff return in Saturday’s loss at No. 13 Virginia Tech.

Rank Team Kick Return Avg.
1. ODU 27.1
2. Marshall 23.9
3. FIU 22.9

Net Punting
Special Teams has been getting it done in pretty much every phase for the Monarchs as they rank second in C-USA in net punting average. ODU is second in the league with a 40.8 yard net average.

Rank Team Net Punting Avg.
1. Marshall 41.5
2. ODU 40.5
3. FAU 40.1