NORFOLK (WAVY) —On a wet, windy afternoon at S.B. Ballard stadium, Appalachian State scored 28 second quarter points on way to handing the Monarchs their first shutout loss 49-0.
Taylor Lamb threw a career-high four touchdown passes for the Mountaineers (2-1), who like ODU, are playing in their second season in the FBS.
Trailing 14-0 in the second quarter, ODU (2-2) was driving the ball down the field when the ball slipped out of Shuler Bentley’s hands and was returned 77 yards for a touchdown by Devan Stringer.
“Shuler Bentley was getting ready to throw, he had a guy open and he drops the ball,” coach Bobby Wilder said. “They pick it up and run it back and at 21-0, that’s when it felt like we were losing control of the game.”
Bentley passed for 133 yards and two interceptions for Old Dominion, which was held to just 175 total yards. Appalachian State amassed 501 yards of total offense.
“The number one thing I told them in the locker room after the game is they should be embarrassed,” Wilder said. “We all should be embarrassed, we just lost 49 to nothing at home, and that is unacceptable at Old Dominion, that’s my responsibility and I have to get it fixed.”
Next week ODU plays its first conference game of the season, a road match-up against reigning league champions Marshall.
|APPALACHIAN ST. 49, OLD DOMINION 0|
|Old Dominion||0||0||0||0— 0|
App_Upshaw 6 run (Matics kick), 3:50.
App_Beathard 53 pass from Lamb (Matics kick), 14:50.
App_Stringer 77 fumble return (Matics kick), 8:55.
App_Meadors 41 pass from Lamb (Matics kick), 3:16.
App_Cox 24 pass from Lamb (Matics kick), :33.
App_H.Nunn 1 pass from Lamb (Matics kick), 7:09.
App_J.Moore 22 run (Matics kick), 4:18.
|Time of Possession||35:33||24:27|
RUSHING_Appalachian St., Cox 23-107, J.Moore 8-75, Upshaw 7-42,
Boyd 5-34, Caruso 4-22, Howard 2-16, Lamb 5-9, Lewis 1-2,
Team 1-(minus 4). Old Dominion, Strong 8-23, Lawry 8-22, J.Cox 2-5,
Bentley 3-(minus 8).
PASSING_Appalachian St., Lamb 11-15-0-187, Caruso 1-2-0-11.
Old Dominion, Bentley 16-28-2-133.
RECEIVING_Appalachian St., Meadors 2-68, Beathard 2-60,
M.Jones 2-19, Cox 1-24, Capel 1-12, D.Jones 1-11, Lewis 1-4, H.Nunn 1-1,
Upshaw 1-(minus 1). Old Dominion, Pascal 5-49, Strong 2-15, Duhart 2-6,
Lowe 2-6, Washington 2-5, Little 1-43, England 1-9, J.Cox 1-0.