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Old Dominion ends with a bang in 77-14 win over VMI

November 17, 2018
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Old Dominion''s Matt Geiger breaks tackles by VMI defenders Brett Howell, left, and Ethan Caselberry for a touchdown during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Norfolk, Va. (Stephen M. Katz/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Matt Geiger scored three touchdowns, Kesean Strong and Jeremy Cox each scored two touchdowns and Old Dominion beat VMI 77-14 on Saturday.

In a nonconference matchup, Conference USA representative Old Dominion (4-7) set a new program record for points. The 77 points also tied a Conference USA record and is tied for the second-highest total by an FBS team this season.

The Monarchs led 49-0 at halftime and outgained VMI (1-10) in total yards, 509-288. The Monarchs also tied a program record with seven rushing touchdowns. Justin Noye had a 37-yard interception return touchdown and Isaiah Harper had a 74-yard punt return TD. Blake LaRussa completed 15 of 20 passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns for the Monarchs.

Chance Newman threw for 141 yards and a touchdown for Southern Conference rep VMI.

The matchup featured the last-ever game played at Foreman Field. Renovation on S.B. Ballard Stadium will begin immediately with the new stadium opening for the 2019 season.

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