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ODU gains bowl-eligibility with dominating win 38-14 over Marshall

Ray Lawry scored a touchdown in the first quarter giving ODU a 14-0 lead.

Ray Lawry scored a touchdown in the first quarter giving ODU a 14-0 lead.

NORFOLK, VA. - Old Dominion used another 100-yard rushing game from Ray Lawry and three passing touchdowns from David Washington to beat Marshall 38-14 and win their sixth game of the season. The win makes the Monarchs bowl-eligible for the first time in school history.

The Monarchs (6-3) outgained Marshall (2-7) 461-214 in total yardage, limiting the Thundering Herd's leading rushed to 50 yards on nine carries.

David Washington went 16-for-27 with 199 yards and three touchdowns. Ray Lawry netted 209 yards on 27 carries.

The Monarchs are undefeated (4-0) at home this season, and return to action at S.B. Ballard stadium against Southern Mississippi next Saturday.