ODU rallies, then holds on for 36-31 win over UTSA

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — David Washington had another career day, and Old Dominion found a way to stay alive for the program’s first ever bowl bid. In a virtual must-win at Texas- San Antonio, Washington threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Jonathan Duhart with 5:45 left in the game to lift ODU (4-5, 2-3 Conference USA) to a 36-31 win over Texas-San Antonio on Saturday night.

ODU still needs to win two of its remaining three games to qualify for a bowl game. They’re home against Texas El Paso next weekend, travel to Southern Mississippi, and then conclude the season at home against Florida Atlantic.

Three weeks and a knee injury removed from 365 yards and four touchdowns against Charlotte, Washington threw a career best 378 yards and two more touchdowns against the Road Runners (1-8, 1-4).

Meanwhile, Ray Lawry carried the ball 23 times for 103 yards and two touchdowns, becoming the first Monarch in school history to reach the 1,000-yard mark for the season.

Lawry scored from 3 yards out to give Old Dominion a 30-21 lead to start the fourth quarter, but Dalton Sturm found Aaron Grubb with a 25-yard touchdown pass and Daniel Portillo added a 39-yard field  goal to give the Roadrunners  a 31-30 lead midway through the period.

Washington was 29 of 48 and both of his touchdowns were to Duhart. He was also intercepted once. Duhart caught 8 passes for 160 yards and Zach Pascal caught 10 for 146 yards.

Strum completed 25 of 37 attempts for 252 yards and two touchdowns for Texas-San Antonio.

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