Old Dominion Sep 2, 2022; Norfolk, Virginia, USA; The Old Dominion Monarchs celebrate after beating the Virginia Tech Hokies at Kornblau Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

In a game that had a botched snap returned for a touchdown and coaches getting stuck in the elevator, the Old Dominion Monarchs defeated the Virginia Tech Hokies 20-17 thanks to a last minute touchdown. This is the second time Old Dominion has beaten Virginia Tech, as the Monarchs won 49-35 against the No. 13 ranked Hokies back in 2018.

Old Dominion took advantage of four interceptions by VA Tech quarterback Grant Wells. Old Dominion might not have been flashy but they stayed true to form and not only did they not make mistakes, they capitalized on Virginia Tech’s mistakes.

With the score 17-13, Blake Watson scored the go-ahead touchdown with 33 seconds left and a last second interception sealed the victory. Fans stormed the field in response to the big win.

From the upset itself to pointing out that Virginia Tech scheduled Old Dominion for the next decade, many had thoughts about the big upset.


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