NORFOLK, Va. -- Ray Lawry rushed for 194 yards and three touchdowns to lead Old Dominion over FIU, 42-28, on Saturday afternoon at Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium. Old Dominion (9-3, 7-1 C-USA) opened the scoring with a 22-yard Lawry run after Aaron Young recorded his third interception of the season on FIU's (4-8, 4-4 C-USA) first play from scrimmage.
The teams entered halftime deadlocked at 14-14 and FIU then opened the second half with a pick-six to take its only lead of the game at 21-14. However, ODU responded with 21 unanswered points to build a 21-point lead with 10 minutes remaining. The Panthers added a touchdown in the final minutes to close the final margin to 14.
Zach Pascal led the team in receiving with eight receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown and Jeremy Cox added 62 yards and a touchdown on the ground. David Washington went 9-of-17 for 141 yards and two touchdowns. Oshane Ximines led the Monarch defense with six tackles, two sacks, three tackles for loss and a forced fumble. TJ Ricks added six tackles and a sack. Overall, ODU outgained FIU, 521-232, and held the Panthers to just 97 yards rushing.