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Singletary breaks record, leads FAU over Old Dominion 52-33

October 7, 2018
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Florida Atlantic running back Kerrith Whyte Jr. (6) scores a touchdown in the second quarter against. Old Dominion during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, in Boca Raton, Fla. (Jim Rassol/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Devin Singletary became the all-time career rushing leader at Florida Atlantic, running for 168 yards and two touchdowns to help the Owls beat Old Dominion 52-33 on Saturday night.

Singletary broke the game open and surpassed Alfred Morris (3,529 yards; 2007-2011) with a 44-yard touchdown run that stretched the Owls’ lead to 52-33 with 2:17 remaining. Singletary finished with 19 carries and now has 3,568 career yards rushing.

Kerrith Whyte, Jr. ran for two touchdowns, and added a third on a program-best 100-yard kickoff return for FAU (3-3, 3-0 Conference USA), which has won 10 straight at home.

Blake LaRussa was 38-of-50 passing for 383 yards and threw two touchdowns and two interceptions for Old Dominion (1-5, 0-3). Kesean Strong ran for 99 yards and two touchdowns, and caught a third score.

Strong’s 13-yard touchdown run pulled the Monarchs to 32-27 early in the fourth quarter. Singletary answered with a 30-yard TD run and Whyte added a 31-yarder to make it 46-27.

LaRussa threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Strong with four minutes left before Singletary’s long run put the game away.

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