Six years into its second life, ODU still has yet to finish under .500. The 2017 Old Dominion Monarchs football team represented Old Dominion University in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. It’s certainly proved a winning method: since breaking onto the country music scene in 2014, Old Dominion — recognized as the Group of the Year at the both the 2018 and 2019 ACM Awards and the reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year — have notched seven No. The schedule includes the opponents, dates, and results. In this seven-game sample, the Monarchs won at Rice and beat eventual division champion Louisiana Tech at home, lost a competitive game to a decent N.C. State team, and at the very least avoided disaster against FIU and FAU. The Monarchs also have no cornerback who made more than 9.0 tackles last year. One of 2013's leading receivers, Blair Roberts, is expected to be healthy after missing 2014 with a back injury. You don't make much money betting against Wilder and ODU, but this will be a different kind of test. Sophomores Justice Davila and Christian Byrum each showed strong play-making ability in limited opportunities last year, and Byrum, redshirt freshman Justin Noye, and incoming freshman Jamez Brickhouse were all 247Sports three-stars. Hide Ad. On July 1, 2014, Old Dominion football joined the FBS's Conference USA. The 2015 UTEP Miners football team represented the University of Texas at El Paso in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Hire a good coach, recruit efficiently, and voila, you can win some football games. The Owls play their home games at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida, and compete in the East Division of Conference USA (CUSA). View future Old Dominion football schedules and opponents at FBSchedules.com. The Thundering Herd played their home games at the Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia, and competed in the East Division of Conference USA (C–USA). They were led by ninth-year head coach Bobby Wilder. If either of two JUCO transfers -- Richard Thomas or Shadow Williams -- or incoming freshman/coach's son Derek Wilder can contribute early, the linebacking corps should at least hold steady. Thousand-yard receiver Antonio Vaughan is gone, but last year's most frequent target, Zach Pascal, is back, as is converted quarterback (and possession receiver extraordinaire) David Washington. The 2020 Old Dominion Monarchs football team represented Old Dominion University in the 2020 NCAA Division I FBS football season until the cancellation of the 2020 season on August 10, 2020. The first iteration of the team created in 1930 was known as the William & Mary Norfolk Division Braves. The 2014 Conference USA football season was a part of the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season and was played from August 2014 through January 2015. The back seven of the defense was shuffled constantly in 2014, resulting in poor play and plenty of experience for those that managed to stay on the field. Date/Time 04/11/2015 3:00 PM EST - 6:00 PM EST Fee Free Description Admission is free . Main Navigation Menu. In 2012, it happened again. ODU prepared for the move to FBS with a schedule that featured seven FCS opponents (against whom the Monarchs went 7-0) and five FBS opponents (1-4). In 2010, the Monarchs went 8-3 with two tight losses to ranked teams and wins over almost everybody else. Old Dominion Team Page : Buy Old Dominion Football Tickets: Considering Old Dominion was playing their first full FBS schedule last season, a 6-6 record was pretty impressive. Contact & Mailing Info Directions to Campus. The 2016 Marshall Thundering Herd football team represented Marshall University in the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by third-year head coach Ron Turner and played their home games at FIU Stadium in Miami, Florida. And of the 118 FBS running backs with at least 130 carries in 2014, only five had a higher Highlight Yards per Opportunity average than Lawry's 8.91: Georgia Southern's Matt Brida (10.91), Wyoming's Brian Hill (10.76), Indiana's Tevin Coleman (9.79), Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon (9.29), and Marshall's Devon Johnson (8.92). He chose ODU over offers from AAC schools like Cincinnati, ECU, and Tulane. Inexperience will be an issue at tackle, but size won't be. Basically, the new quarterback will only need to be competent for the offense to click. So maybe there's hope for 2016 and beyond. Then again, the schedule could help to prevent that from happening. The 2016 Florida Atlantic Owls football team represented Florida Atlantic University in the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. ODU was hamstrung by its defense already. The 2020 Florida Atlantic Owls football team represents Florida Atlantic University in the 2020 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Throw in a 23-yard average kick return for opponents, and ... well, your team might end up ranking 122nd in overall special teams. In the 2011 season, they joined the Colonial Athletic Association of the FCS and added conference games to their schedule, playing there until 2013. View the Old Dominion Monarchs roster for the 2015 FBS college football season. Old Dominion Football Worst Late-Season Collapses in CFB Since 2000 Ranking the most dramatic CFB letdowns of this century. An investigation. College Football Preview: The 2015 Old Dominion Monarchs. Alas.). And in 2014 came their full-time debut. And in 2009-10, ODU's two pre-Heinicke seasons, the Monarchs did average 34.6 points per game. And the linebacking corps and secondary were both constantly unsettled -- of the 16 linebackers and defensive backs to average at least one tackle per game, only five played in all 12 games. Better injuries luck could bump that a bit higher, but even at that level, the Monarchs will have plenty of win opportunities in 2015. The offense still has plenty of exciting options, and thanks to injuries, lots of defenders got experience last year, but the longtime face of the program is gone, and head coach Bobby Wilder might have to craft a slightly new identity to keep the "no sub-.500 seasons" streak alive. Talen Horton-Tucker is the 20-year-old Lakers guard turning heads in the preseason. We also received a bit of clarity from the NCAA two weeks ago in terms of what a bowl season may look like this year. The 2015 Old Dominion Monarchs football team represented Old Dominion University in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. But four linebackers with at least 14.5 tackles last year do return, and Ricks does appear to be a strong play-maker at OLB. Ballard Stadium in Norfolk, Virginia and competed in the East Division of Conference USA (CUSA). The 2014 football season marks the 20th season of the Conference USA's existence and 19th of football competition; although C-USA was established in 1995, it did not begin football competition until 1996. Heinicke had play-maker tendencies, and it occasionally backfired -- he threw 14 interceptions in 2014, and he took sacks 10 percent of the time on passing downs. Visit ESPN to view the Old Dominion Monarchs team roster for the current season And with last year's "leaders" in this regard (end Poncho Barnwell and OLB TJ Ricks, who combined for 5.5 sacks and, strangely, six forced fumbles) returning, the pass rush certainly won't get worse, especially if redshirt freshman Daniel Appouh can quickly begin living up to his lofty recruiting hype or Oshane Ximines can do to opposing offensive tackles what he's apparently doing to ODU's in spring practice. And in 2015, he might live life in a more run-heavy offense. Fortunately, depth and a light schedule will give the Monarchs a pretty good chance of passing. Let's say that ODU's offense regresses by the same amount that the defense improves, and ODU again ranks between 100th and 110th in F/+. Highlight yards are intended to measure the yards you gain once the line is done doing its job. The Miners played their home games at the Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas, and competed in the West Division of Conference USA (C–USA). He'll need some new backups following the departure of both Gerard Johnson and Cam Boyd, but he'll get plenty of touches. The 2015 Florida International Panthers football team represented Florida International University (FIU) in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season as members of the East Division of Conference USA. Four road opponents and five home opponents ranked 90th or worse last year, which means that ODU will likely be in quite a few close games. ODU spent its winter packing weight on just about everybody...but the tackles. 2015 was the first year Old Dominion was a full member of the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and eligible for postseason play. The Monarchs finished the season 5–7, 3–5 in C-USA play to finish in sixth place. Gone is all-conference center and three-year starter Josh Mann. But while it won't be hard for this defense to improve on last year's numbers, improvement will probably be minimal. Since joining FBS in 2012, South Alabama has never won more than six games. Led by second year head coach Jeff Brohm, they played their home games at Houchens Industries–L. R - time/details may vary. Did Lamar Jackson run off the field to poop? They were led by first- year head coach Jeff Brohm and played their home games at Houchens Industries–L. They were led by eighth-year head coach Bobby Wilder. There's really no way to sugar-coat it. One would assume it's Bentley's job to lose, but Verhaegh will make him earn it. They finished the season 3–9, 3–5 in C-USA play to finish in a three way tie for fourth place in the East Division. Transition accomplished, ODU has a different test to face in 2015: turnover. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. UTEP averaged 23,001 fans per game. The official box score of Football vs Old Dominion on 9/5/2015 Skip To Main Content. UTEP averaged 23,212 fans per game. Check out the advanced-stats glossary here. Check out the advanced-stats glossary here, Oshane Ximines can do to opposing offensive tackles what he's apparently doing to ODU's in spring practice, The big 2015 Conference USA football guide, from Charlotte to Marshall, 2007: The inside story of the greatest CFB season ever, The all-time ‘consensus’ national championships list, The evolutionary history of option football. This team led the NCAA in Scoring Offense. Plus, sophomores Marques Little and Jonathan Duhart thrived when given the chance, and a pair of three-star redshirt freshmen (Will Howard and tight end Adam Swann) could be ready to do some damage. Six seasons into this football experiment, ODU still hasn't had a losing record, but that could be a distinct possibility this year. The Old Dominion Monarchs football team is the college football program for Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Gone is quarterback Taylor Heinicke, a four-year starter, 2012 Walter Payton Award winner, and 15,000-yard passer. The current Monarchs team founded in 2009 competed at the FCS level as an unaffiliated team for their first two seasons. They finished the season 5–7, 3–5 in C-USA play to finish in a three-way tie for fourth place in the East Division. They are led by head coach Willie Taggart, in his first year. Old Dominion Monarchs Live Ticker (und kostenlos Übertragung Video Live-Stream sehen im Internet), Spielplan und Ergebnisse von allen . (**Football Outsiders' S&P+ rankings for 2015 appear to be absent at the moment.) The Monarchs played their home games at the Foreman Field in Norfolk, Virginia as members of the East Division of Conference USA (C–USA). And now Smith's gone. They would have been coached by first-year head coach Ricky Rahne. The official box score of Football vs Old Dominion on 11/28/2015. © 2005-2020 CBS INTERACTIVE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. I think we've pinpointed what went wrong. Rashaad Coward is down from 319 to 297, Galen Evans is down from 319 to 299, and at the very least, monstrous redshirt freshman Brandon Tyson is down from 350 to 345. You're next to Virginia Beach, you're right down the road from Richmond, Raleigh, Charlotte, DC, South Carolina, et cetera. Line Yards and kept a mostly clean backfield for Lawry. They were invited to the Boca Raton Bowl where they defeated Memphis. They were led by sixth-year head coach John "Doc" Holliday and played their home games at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia. The pass rush was a relative strength for ODU in 2014. They received an invite to the Cure Bowl where they lost to Georgia State. In a more run-heavy offense, Lawry could have put up numbers to compete with almost any other freshman in 2014, the year of the freshman running back. They finished the season 12–2, 8–0 in C-USA play to be champions of the East Division. And while things got worse without nose tackle Chris Smith, they weren't particularly good with him. And then there were the five games in the middle. He trusted his ability to hang in and make plays, and it didn't always work out. And gone are four starters in the defensive front seven and five of last year's top seven defensive backs. The Hilltoppers played their home games at the Houchens Industries–L. Joel Welser. ODU's defense was never particularly good, but it completely fell apart in the middle. Norfolk, Va., isn't the worst place to build a football program. They led the NCAA in Passing Efficiency, tied the school record for victories and were also ranked in the FBS AP Top 25 for the first time in program history. But it does mean that the offense can't lose a beat without its best quarterback ever. Bobby Wilder was producing good offenses before Taylor Heinicke came along. Despite finishing 6-6, Old Dominion was not invited to a bowl game, as they were in the second of a two-year transition period to the FBS and was ineligible for postseason competition. View the 2015 Old Dominion football schedule at FBSchedules.com. The loss of a single player isn't going to single-handedly bring down the ODU offense, even if it was an award-winner, a potential pro, and the sixth-most prolific passer in Division 1 history. They finished the season 8–5, 4–4 in C-USA play to finish in a three-way tie for third place in the East Division. This was the third year for head coach Sean Kugler both with UTEP and overall. But despite this, and despite battling injuries in 2014, ODU still ranked 44th in Adj. They were led by sixth-year head coach Bobby Wilder and played their home games at Foreman Field at S. B. Ballard Stadium in Norfolk, Virginia. Intercollegiate Athletics; Norfolk, VA 23529; 757-683-3375 (office) 757-683-3119 (fax) Directory. They were led by eighth-year head coach Bobby Wilder. They finished the season 5–7, 3–5 in C-USA play to finish in a three way tie for third place in the West Division. They finished the season 10–3, 6–2 in C-USA play to finish in a tie for second place in the East Division. They were members of the West Division of Conference USA. Contact. David Kenyon But MTSU, UTEP and (perhaps most damning) Vanderbilt all scored at least 40 points and gained at least 465 yards as well. Transition accomplished, ODU has a different test to face in 2015: turnover. They were invited to the Miami Beach Bowl where they defeated South Florida. And when your special teams coverage units also stink, we'll call that confirmation. That's an awfully impressive thing to say about an FBS newcomer (for teams not named Georgia Southern, anyway), and the results backed it up. 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