Shootout at Old Dominion results in another Richmond loss - NBC12 - WWBT - Richmond, VA News On Your Side

Shootout at Old Dominion results in another Richmond loss

Norfolk, VA (WWBT)- In their first meeting ever, Richmond and Old Dominion provided plenty of offense and excitement, but a late run and good defense allowed the Monarchs to emerge victorious and send the Spiders to yet another loss.

ODU scored two straight fourth quarter touchdowns to break a 28-28 tie and earn the 42-28 win.  The Monarchs would start the scoring when freshman quarterback Taylor Heinicke found Larry Pinkard for the score, and they would open up an 11-0 lead.  Aaron Corp would get going and hit Kevin Finney for a 17 yard score, as the Spiders added the two point conversion to pull to within three.  After trading touchdowns, the Monarchs would add another score heading into the half and hold a 25-15 advantage.  Old Dominion would open that lead up even more with a field goal in the third, but that's when Richmond came charging back.  In the fourth, Doug Howell recovered a fumble deep in Spider territory and returned it 96 yards for a touchdown, trimming the Monarch lead to 28-22.  After Richmond got the ball back, Corp hit Stephen Barnette, who made an amazing one-handed grab for a touchdown, knotting the score at 28 after a missed extra point.  ODU would march down and score again to go back up by a touchdown, and Paul Morant would pick off a Corp pass that led to another insurance score.

Richmond falls to 3-6, 0-6 in the CAA, and has lost six contests in a row.  Corp did provide a highlight, as he surpassed 2,000 passing yards for the season with his performance Saturday afternoon.  He tossed for 256 yards on 24-of-43 passing along with three touchdowns. 

ODU, meanwhile, posted 587 yards of total offense while improving to 8-2 on the season and 5-2 in their inaugural CAA campaign.  Heinicke led the way with 373 passing yards and three touchdowns.

Richmond is back on the road next Saturday as the Spiders travel to Delaware.

Copyright 2011 WWBT NBC12.  All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly