Old Dominion Uses Big First Half, Beats Georgetown, 31-10

Oct. 31, 2009

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NORFOLK, Va. - Old Dominion scored on five of seven possessions in the first half to open a 31-3 lead en route to a 31-10 win over Georgetown in front of 19,782 fans at Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium. It was the eighth-straight loss this season, and the ninth dating back to last season, for the Hoyas, who fall to 0-8 overall. Old Dominion improves to 7-2 overall.

The Monarchs jumped on top of the Hoyas on the opening drive of the game as sophomore quarterback Thomas DeMarco led a 9-play, 86-yard over the first 3:48 of the game, capped by his own 15-yard run to give the hosts a 7-0 lead.

After ODU blocked Georgetown's punt on its first offensive set, the Monarchs took over on the 5-yard line. The Hoya defense held ODU on downs and the Monarchs took a 10-0 lead on a 20-yard field goal from Drew Hareza.

The teams traded punts and ODU took over late in the first quarter and used an 8-play, 82-yard drive - capped by a 6-yard scoring run from DeMarco - to take a 17-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Georgetown's lone score of the first half came on a 40-yard field goal from senior Jose Pablo Buerba (Phoenix, Ariz./Brophy College Prep) early in the second quarter. The Hoyas had taken over after a punt on the ODU 48-yard line and moved down to the 22-yard line after a 26-yard run from senior back Charlie Houghton (Toronto, Ontario, Canada/Phillips Academy [Md.])

The Monarchs added two more touchdowns in the second quarter, with DeMarco involved in both chances. He capped a 5-play, 71-yard drive with a 51-yard run early in the second quarter to make the score 24-3. After a missed field goal from Buerba, ODU took over at its own 29-yard line and DeMarco threw a 16-yard scoring pass to Reid Evans, increasing the lead to 31-3.

The Hoyas cut the lead to 31-10 when Darby threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to freshman Brandon Floyd (Bel Air, Md./Loyola Blakefield) early in the fourth quarter, capping a 13-play, 88-yard drive that ate up 5:13.

DeMarco ran 11 times for 144 yards and completed 6-off-11 passes for 79 yards in the first half. Freshman quarterback Isaiah Kempf (Glendale, Ariz./Oaks Christian [Calif.]) completed 4-of-16 passes in the first half for 25 yards before being relieved by sophomore Scott Darby (Tewksbury, Mass./St. John's Prep).

Houghton carried the ball 19 times for 112 yards, the first 100-yard rushing game for the Hoyas this season, and returned five kicks for 122 yards. Darby completed 14-of-31 passes for 147 yards and one score, while Floyd caught four passes for 38 yards and senior Robert Lane (Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley) added four catches for 33 yards.

Senior captain Chris Rau (Avon Lake, Ohio/Avon Lake), playing in his first game of the season, had a team-high seven tackles. Senior Travis Mack (West Chester, Pa./The Hill School) and sophomore David Quintero (Miramar, Fla./Ft. Lauderdale) had seven tackles apiece.

Georgetown is on the road next week, visiting Marist in a non-league game. Kickoff in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. is slated for 1 p.m.



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