NORFOLK (WAVY) — David Washington threw for 207 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 69 yards and another score to lead Old Dominion to a 33-19 win over UTSA in the Conference USA opener for both teams on Saturday.
The 14-point win was ODU’s largest margin of victory over a Conference USA opponent and the 19 points were the fewest for the Monarchs against Conference USA competition.
Jeremy Cox totaled a career-high 103 rushing yards and two touchdowns for Old Dominion (2-2, 1-0). Jonathan Duhart hauled in six passes for 86 yards and two scores
The Monarchs got some breathing room in the final period when Washington passed to Duhart from the 1 for the final score.
“We stepped up today the way we played,” coach Bobby Wilder said. “You’re talking about a UTSA team that came off a 4th quarter game with Arizona State last week, they had Arizona State down 28-12 and lost close at the end. They came in here a confident team and I feel like our guys stepped up and met the challenge. Right now we’re in first place in Conference USA.”
Next week the Monarchs hit the road for another conference at Charlotte.