Updated: Sunday, 14 Oct 2012, 9:41 PM EDT
Published : Saturday, 13 Oct 2012, 9:12 PM EDT
A great October day for Homecoming at Old Dominion, but this Homecoming wasn't quite what Monarch fans expected. The Villanova Wildcats handed the Monarchs their first loss with a 38-14 win over ODU on its Homecoming.
The Monarchs had won nine of their last 10 games dating back to October 22nd of last season and were riding a six-game home win streak, fall to 5-1 on the year and 2-1 in Colonial Athletic Association action.
The Wildcats, winners of the 2009 FCS National Championship, improve to 5-2 overall and 3-1 in league action.
The Monarchs went up 14-0 with just under five minutes remaining in the first quarter, but Villanova would go on to score 38 unanswered points behind three rushing touchdowns by quarterback John Roberston.
Robertson finished the game with 151 yards passing and a game-high 189 yards rushing.
Old Dominion struck fast needing only four plays to get on the scoreboard and tying the school mark for fastest touchdown. The Monarchs' four-play, 88-yard opening drive took just 1:07 capped by a 17-yard reception by Nick Mayers.
Villanova started off the second quarter from its own seven, but found its way downfield field with Robertson hitting Norman White for a 44-yard touchdown reception with 10 minutes remaining in the second quarter and Old Dominion leading 14-10 at the half.
And the Wildcats poured it on from there. 189 yards on the ground and three touchdowns from John Robertson as Villanova hands ODU its worst loss since resurrecting football in 2009.Old Dominion plays Towson on the road next.
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