Arkansas State vs Old Dominion Prediction, Game Preview

Arkansas State vs Old Dominion game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 4 game on Saturday, September 24

Arkansas State vs Old Dominion prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 4, Saturday, September 24


Arkansas State vs Old Dominion How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 24
Game Time: 6:00 ET
Venue: SB Ballard Stadium, Norfolk, VA
How To Watch: ESPN+
Record: Arkansas State (1-2), Old Dominion (1-2)
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Arkansas State vs Old Dominion Game Preview

Why Arkansas State Will Win

There’s an offense in there that’s just waiting to bust out.

The passing game hasn’t been bad. Throw out the blowout loss to Ohio State and the tough fight with Memphis – those were two road games against better teams, but the Red Wolves were able to throw.

QB James Blackman has yet to throw a pick, the offense has just one turnover in three games, and as long as the offense is moving everything will be fine because …

Old Dominion is AWFUL on third downs. It’s the worst in America converging just 18% of its chances, but …

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Why Old Dominion Will Win

The Monarchs are making up for mistakes with a defense that’s getting into the backfield and a style that grinds things down to a halt.

There’s a strange mix of things happening. ODU is painful to watch try moving the chains, and yet it dominates the time of possession battle with the way it operates.

On the other side, Arkansas State might be throwing well, but it doesn’t care about the clock. Old Dominion will make the other side play its style.

The Red Wolves can’t run, can’t stop the run, and …

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What’s Going To Happen

The should be able to throw just well enough to make this a fight.

Old Dominion just doesn’t do enough offensively to be consistent, but it’s going to keep the game in range at home. When it comes time to come up with the big drive late, though, it’s not going to happen.

Arkansas State will hit the passes ODU won’t.

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Arkansas State vs Old Dominion Prediction, Line

Arkansas State 30, Old Dominion 27
Line: Old Dominion -5, o/u: 56.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1.5
Arkansas State vs Old Dominion Must See Rating (out of 5): 2

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Virginia vs Old Dominion Prediction, Game Preview

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Virginia vs Old Dominion prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 3, Saturday, September 17


Virginia vs Old Dominion How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 17
Game Time: 2:00 ET
Venue: Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, VA
How To Watch: ACC Network
Record: Virginia (1-1), Old Dominion (1-1)
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Virginia vs Old Dominion Game Preview

Why Old Dominion Will Win

Virginia is scuffling offensively.

It hasn’t been able to come up with the high-powered passing game of last year, and the running game fell short in the loss to Illinois last week.

It’s having problems moving the chains, the five turnovers were a problem, and the special teams aren’t doing enough to pick up the slack.

Old Dominion wasn’t able to recapture the magic of the shocking opening game win over Virginia Tech – the defense didn’t come through in the 39-21 loss at East Carolina – but the passing game was okay last week, the D showed it could take the ball away with five turnovers against the Hokies, and …

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Why Virginia Will Win

Old Dominion’s offense can’t come up with a third down conversion.

It hit just 3-of-24 tries in the first two games, and the Virginia defense could use the help.

Virginia is just getting started. It has the parts to do more offensively, the defense has yet to give up 200 yards either rushing or receiving, and the pass rush should be a big bother in the Old Dominion backfield.

Come up with a few early scores, and there shouldn’t be too much of a worry about an offensive punch coming from the other side. There won’t be a problem as long as …

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What’s Going To Happen

Virginia has to chill on the turnovers.

ODU already showed what it could do when it takes the ball away – again, it came up with five turnovers against Virginia Tech – and the Cavaliers lost the ball five times so far.

The offense has to be sharper throwing the ball, but the running game will get going a bit to take the pressure off of Brennan Armstrong. It won’t be an easy win, but the Cavaliers will stuff the Monarch ground game and keep it all simple.

They won’t give Old Dominion the easy opportunities they’ll need.

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Virginia vs Old Dominion Prediction, Line

Virginia 34, Old Dominion 16
Line: Virginia -8.5, o/u: 53
ATS Confidence out of 5: 4
Virginia vs Old Dominion Must See Rating (out of 5): 2

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Old Dominion vs East Carolina Prediction, Game Preview

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Old Dominion vs East Carolina prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 2, Saturday, September 10


Old Dominion vs East Carolina How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 10
Game Time: 6:00 ET
Venue: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC
How To Watch: ESPN+
Record: Old Dominion (1-0), East Carolina (0-1)
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Old Dominion vs East Carolina Game Preview

Why Old Dominion Will Win

Well that was fun.

The Ricky Rahne era at Old Dominion took a huge turn with the fantastic 20-17 win over Virginia Tech. The program went from not playing in the COVID year of 2020 to taking down an ACC school, and it did it by forcing a slew of mistakes and coming up with the big offensive drive when it absolutely needed it.

The Monarchs forced five Hokie takeaways, and now it has to continue against a dangerous East Carolina offense that turned it over twice in the 21-20 loss to NC State and – to be nice about it – had a few problems with the kicking game.

However …

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Why East Carolina Will Win

It’s not like the ODU offense worked. No, the performance and win weren’t fluky, but it’s going to be hard to repeat.

Hayden Wolff only connected on 14-of-35 passes, the running game was stuffed for just 84 yards, and now it’s up to the East Carolina defense to make it all continue.

Defense hasn’t always been a given for the Pirates over the year, but it was strong against NC State – it held the Wolfpack scoreless in the second half – and the offense did what it had to do against a great defense to be within a chip shot of a win.

East Carolina should be for real, and …

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What’s Going To Happen

Here’s where East Carolina goes on a run with Campbell, Navy, and USF up next.

Old Dominion will play well, the offense will be better than it was against Virginia Tech, and it’ll hang around, but the East Carolina offense will take over as the first half goes on. It will turn it over just enough to keep this from getting out of hand, but ODU will make its share of mistakes, too.

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Old Dominion vs East Carolina Prediction, Line

East Carolina 31, Old Dominion 17
Line: East Carolina -13, o/u: 51.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Old Dominion vs East Carolina Must See Rating (out of 5): 2

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Stuck elevator delays Virginia Tech-Old Dominion game

Coaches stuck in an elevator delayed Virginia Tech at Old Dominion’s second half

There are plenty of delays in football games due to weather. On Friday as Virginia Tech played at Old Dominion, whether the game would resume depended on getting coaches out of a stuck elevator.

The game was knotted 10-10 at halftime when it was announced on-air that the third quarter would not start on time because some Hokies coaches were lodged in an elevator that had become jammed.

No word on whether it was because there was too much weight in the elevator, a frequent reason for breakdowns.

You can pass the time by looking at a dog … in Crocs.

Virginia Tech vs Old Dominion Prediction, Game Preview

Virginia Tech vs Old Dominion game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 1 game on Friday, September 2

Virginia Tech vs Old Dominion prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 1, Friday, September 2


Virginia Tech vs Old Dominion How To Watch

Date: Friday, September 2
Game Time: 7:00 ET
Venue: S.B. Ballard Stadium, Norfolk, VA
How To Watch: ESPNU
Record: Virginia Tech (0-0), Old Dominion (0-0)
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Virginia Tech vs Old Dominion Game Preview

Why Old Dominion Will Win

Virginia Tech is trying to figure it all out.

The Hokies aren’t totally starting over under new head coach Brent Pry, but they’re trying to put the pieces together on the fly, and that starts with a quarterback situation that’s down to Marshall transfer Grant Wells and South Carolina transfer Jason Brown.

The O line needs an overhaul, new parts need to find their way into the backfield, and Old Dominion has to take advantage of all of it.

The defensive side returns some good pass rushers, and the offense is loaded with experience. The receiving weapons are going to be a problem for the Sun Belt – ODU’s new league – but …

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Why Virginia Tech Will Win

The Hokies will be fine.

No, the overall experience isn’t quite there, and yes, it would be nice to have a tune-up or two before dealing with a team full of veterans on like Old Dominion, but the linebacking corps is going to be strong, the secondary will be good enough, and no matter what the coaching staff goes with at the skill spots, the production will follow.

Yes, Old Dominion has plenty of good players, but the passing game has to prove it can be more efficient, the turnovers have to stop, and the pass defense has to show it can do more after a rough 2021.

As long as the lines are okay, Virginia Tech should be able to work out the kinks – Old Dominion isn’t that great, but …

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What’s Going To Happen

It’s a road game against a jacked up team looking to make a giant statement – Old Dominion is dangerous enough to pull this off.

It did it in 2018 with a stunning 49-35 home win over the Hokies – and this version is even better.

Virginia Tech is going to need a little while, but the lines will hold up, Brent Pry’s defense will come up with three takeaways, and it’ll be a better-than-it-seems win to kick off the season before the ACC season starts with Boston College.

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Virginia Tech vs Old Dominion Prediction, Line

Prediction: Virginia Tech 27, Old Dominion 17
Line: Virginia Tech -8.5, o/u: 52.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2

Virginia Tech vs Old Dominion Must See Rating: 3

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Sun Belt Preseason Predictions For Every Game: Preview 2022

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The Sun Belt just got a whole lot more interesting with the addition of Marshall, Old Dominion, and Southern Miss from Conference USA – and getting them a year before it seemed possible – and also brought in FCS powerhouse James Madison to a be a part of the fun.

The divisions are staying for now, but the great additions will make it far, far tougher for Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, and Louisiana to keep on dominating – even though they might not take that big a step back, if any.

While it might seem a bit cut-and-dry with the way the league is set up, watch out for some potentially big moves from some teams that struggled. The problem will be the schedules for Troy, South Alabama, and Arkansas State. Georgia State and Old Dominion programs that got to bowl games last season will have to fight, too.

The Sun Belt is stronger than ever and the season should be the best yet. The Sun Belt predictions for 2022 are …

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1. Coastal Carolina
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T3. Georgia State
T3. Marshall
T5. Georgia Southern
T5. James Madison
T5. Old Dominion

Appalachian State Mountaineers

2022 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
2022 Sun Belt Prediction: 6-1
2021: 10-4, Prediction: 9-3
2020: 9-3, 2019: 13-1, 2018: 11-2

Sept 3 North Carolina L
Sept 10 at Texas A&M L
Sept 17 at Troy W
Sept 24 James Madison W
Oct 1 The Citadel W
Oct 8 at Texas State W
Oct 15 OPEN DATE
Oct 19 Georgia State W
Oct 29 Robert Morris W
Nov 3 at Coastal Carolina L
Nov 12 at Marshall L
Nov 19 Old Dominion W
Nov 26 at Georgia Southern W
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Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

2022 Preseason Prediction: 10-2
2022 Sun Belt Prediction: 7-1
2021: 11-2, Prediction: 10-2
2020: 11-1, 2019: 5-7, 2018: 5-7

Sept 3 Army W
Sept 10 Gardner-Webb W
Sept 17 Buffalo W
Sept 22 at Georgia State W
Oct 1 Georgia Southern W
Oct 8 at ULM W
Oct 15 Old Dominion W
Oct 22 OPEN DATE
Oct 29 at Marshall L
Nov 3 Appalachian State W
Nov 12 Southern Miss W
Nov 19 at Virginia L
Nov 26 at James Madison W
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Georgia Southern Eagles

2022 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2022 Sun Belt Prediction: 3-5
2021: 3-9, Prediction: 6-6
2020: 8-5, 2019: 7-6, 2018: 10-3

Sept 3 Morgan State W
Sept 10 at Nebraska L
Sept 17 at UAB L
Sept 24 Ball State W
Oct 1 at Coastal Carolina L
Oct 8 at Georgia State L
Oct 15 James Madison W
Oct 22 at Old Dominion L
Oct 29 OPEN DATE
Nov 5 South Alabama W
Nov 10 at Louisiana L
Nov 19 Marshall W
Nov 26 Appalachian State L
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Georgia State Panthers

2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2022 Sun Belt Prediction: 5-3
2021: 8-5, Prediction: 6-6
2020: 6-4, 2019: 7-6, 2018: 2-10

Sept 3 at South Carolina L
Sept 10 North Carolina L
Sept 17 Charlotte W
Sept 22 Coastal Carolina L
Oct 1 at Army L
Oct 8 Georgia Southern W
Oct 15 OPEN DATE
Oct 19 at Appalachian State L
Oct 29 Old Dominion W
Nov 5 at Southern Miss W
Nov 12 ULM W
Nov 19 at James Madison W
Nov 26 at Marshall L
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James Madison Dukes

2021 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2021 Sun Belt Prediction: 3-5
2021: 12-2, 2020: 7-1, 2019: 14-2, 2018: 9-4

Sept 3 Middle Tennessee W
Sept 10 Norfolk State W
Sept 17 OPEN DATE
Sept 24 at Appalachian State L
Oct 1 Texas State W
Oct 8 at Arkansas State W
Oct 15 at Georgia Southern L
Oct 22 Marshall W
Oct 27 OPEN DATE
Nov 5 at Louisville L
Nov 12 at Old Dominion L
Nov 19 Georgia State L
Nov 26 Coastal Carolina L
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Marshall Thundering Herd

2022 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
2022 Sun Belt Prediction: 5-3
2021: 7-6, Prediction: 9-3
2020: 7-3, 2019: 8-5, 2018: 9-4

Sept 3 Norfolk State W
Sept 10 at Notre Dame L
Sept 17 at Bowling Green W
Sept 24 at Troy L
Oct 1 Gardner-Webb W
Oct 8 OPEN DATE
Oct 12 Louisiana W
Oct 22 at James Madison L
Oct 29 Coastal Carolina W
Nov 5 at Old Dominion W
Nov 12 Appalachian State W
Nov 19 at Georgia Southern L
Nov 26 Georgia State W
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Old Dominion Monarchs

2022 Preseason Prediction: 4-8
2022 Sun Belt Prediction: 3-5
2021: 6-7, Prediction: 2-10
2020: 0-0, 2019: 1-11, 2018: 4-8

Sept 2 Virginia Tech L
Sept 10 at East Carolina L
Sept 17 at Virginia L
Sept 24 Arkansas State W
Oct 1 Liberty W
Oct 8 OPEN DATE
Oct 15 at Coastal Carolina L
Oct 22 Georgia Southern W
Oct 29 at Georgia State L
Nov 5 Marshall L
Nov 12 James Madison W
Nov 19 at Appalachian State L
Nov 26 at South Alabama L
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Old Dominion Monarchs Preview 2022

It’s been an interesting ride for Old Dominion football since joining FBS world back in 2013.

It closed out its 8-4 first season in 2013 – playing mostly FCS teams – giving up 80 to North Carolina, went bowling with a great ten-win season in 2016, spiraled downward from there over three years before missing all of 2020 thanks to the pandemic, and now, after eight years in Conference USA it’s taking off for the Sun Belt.

Granted, it’s on a run of four straight losing seasons – when it played – but it’s got a good young head coach in Ricky Rahne who knows how to get an offense going, the talent base was built up and worked on thanks to the year off, and after going really, really, really young, 17 starters are back with one of the most experienced teams in the Sun Belt.

This will be one of the more interesting teams in the expanded new conference. It’s got the upside to be a big surprise, but the slate is tough and the overall depth is just okay.

However, this is a program with a whole lot of pieces in place to become a factor in a Sun Belt full of teams planning on having big seasons.

Old Dominion Monarchs Preview 2022: Offense

The offense wasn’t always great, but it kicked in when needed over the back half of the regular season on the five-game winning streak to close things. There needs to be more of a running game, but the passing attack stepped up. With ten starters expected to be back, the O should be even more consistent.

The offensive line wasn’t great in pass protection, but it’s about to be a factor in the Sun Belt with four starters back and Donta Anthony ready to step in at center. Khadere Count and Nick Saldiveri are all-star caliber tackles to work around.

Leading rusher Blake Watson is back after taking off for 1,121 yards and eight scores, and Elijah Davis is also back adding a little more size after running for six touchdowns. Both averaged over five yards per carry, and they have to do the running because there isn’t much coming from …

Hayden Wolff is a big passer who’ll be the star of the attack over the next few years. The sophomore hit 63% of his passes for close to 2,000 yards and ten touchdowns with seven touchdowns, and backup DJ Mack stepped in and added a rushing punch with six touchdowns to go along with 856 passing yards and five scores.

The Sun Belt has some weapons to deal with. Ali Jennings averaged over 17 yards per catch with five scores as the No. 1 wide receiver, and Zack Kuntz was a First Team All-Conference USA performer with a team-high 73 catches for 692 yards and five touchdowns. Depth is a problem across the board for ODU – except at receiver.

Old Dominion Monarchs Preview 2022: Defense

The Old Dominion defense doesn’t have the returning talent the offensive side does, but there’s enough to be okay. It was great against the run but struggled against the better passing attacks. It needs to be more consistent and it has to generate a pass rush. However …

The main sackers are back. Marcus Hayes wasn’t a regular starter, but he led the way at one end with 5.5 sacks, but good interior pass rusher Sokoyo McDuffie left for UConn. Even so, the team’s top two tackles – Tyre Bibby and Alonzo Ford – are back.

Leading tackler Jordan Young is done, but Ryan Henry is an all-star in the middle who made 75 stops to anchor the two in the 4-2-5. The team’s No. 3 tackler Jason Henderson will find a role somewhere.

The secondary needs more big plays from the corners. Roger Cray was the main all-around playmaker, but he’s gone. Tre Hawkins was an all-star on the other side making 76 tackles, and now he’ll be the No. 1 cover-corner.

The safety tandem of R’Tarriun Johnson and Terry Jones should combine for over 150 stops, and on the way is Shawn Asbury from Boston College to push for the open spot.

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The Sun Belt just got a whole lot bigger, cooler, and more interesting with a shocking expansion that should take the conference up another level.

FCS powerhouse James Madison gets to join in right away, and Marshall, Old Dominion, and Southern Miss were able to leave Conference USA and get in for the 2022 football season.

Here’s the problem – several Sun Belt programs that made strides last year are going to have tougher schedules to deal with. Several teams should be better, but might not have the results to show it.

The rankings are based on how good the teams should be and not the final projected records. Keeping in mind that this all could/might/will change when we make the final calls in August …

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Watch: Notre Dame’s appearances in ‘One Shining Moment’

The Irish have made appearances in the annual NCAA Tournament montage.

When I was 14, I had the opportunity to visit the NCAA Hall of Champions during a family trip to Indianapolis. It was there when I was properly introduced to the annual video montage that has wrapped up TV coverage of every NCAA Tournament since 1987.

While I had seen “One Shining Moment” once before, I figured it was just a typical montage like any that played whenever the NBA Finals or World Series wrapped up. My discovery that this happened every year was my main takeaway from the museum that afternoon, and I’ve looked forward to it every year since.

Notre Dame has not appeared in “One Shining Moment” every year it has made the tournament since the montage began, but let’s not pretend it’s done something significant in every appearance. Case in point, the Irish were not featured prominently in any montage until the three straight years it qualified from 2015 to 2017, which included back-to-back Elite Eights. Take a look at all of them below: