NORFOLK, Va. -- Old Dominion overcame a 28-0 first-half deficit to defeat North Texas, 34-31, on Saturday at Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium. Lala Davis punched in a 1-yard touchdown rush with 15 seconds remaining for the game-winning score. Old Dominion (3-7, 2-5 C-USA) outscored North Texas (7-3, 3-3 C-USA), 24-3, in the second half and ended the game with 17 unanswered points.
Davis' TD was set up by a 36-yard reception by Jonathan Duhart on a 4th-and-6. Duhart finished the game with six receptions for 80 yards and a touchdown. Travis Fulgham also had a big day receiving, hauling in eight passes for 155 yards and a score. Fulgham set an ODU record with a touchdown in seven consecutive games. Blake LaRussa completed 21-of-43 passes for 301 yards and two touchdowns and an interception. On the ground, Davis had 50 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries.
Defensively, Oshane Ximines had nine tackles and 1.5 sacks and Lawrence Garner recorded a team-high 11 tackles to go along with a forced fumble and an interception. Up next, the Monarchs host VMI next Saturday at 2 p.m. ET for the final game at the current Foreman Field.