Old Dominion Named FWAA National Team Of The Week

The Old Dominion football program was honored by the Football Writers Association of America for their remarkable upset of Virginia Tech on Saturday, Sept. 22 which shook up the college football world. On Monday, Sept. 24, the FWAA announced that Old Dominion has been named Reveal Suits National Team of the Week for the weekend of Sept. 22.

Old Dominion pulled off the upset in large part thanks to a strong performance from quarterback Blake LaRussa who came off the bench to throw for 495 yards and four touchdowns.

Old Dominion entered the game on a three-game losing streak with losses to Liberty, FIU, and Charlotte. The big win earned the Monarchs the first for a Conference USA team over a ranked opponent since Houston defeated No. 22 Penn State in 2012.

Other National Team of the Week nominees for the weekend of Sept. 22 were Kentucky, Stanford, and Texas.

Up next for Old Dominion is a meeting with East Carolina. Kickoff at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN 3.

About the FWAA

Founded in 1941, the Football Writers Association of America consists of 1,400 men and women who cover college football. The membership includes journalists, broadcasters and publicists, as well as key executives in all the areas that involve the game. The FWAA works to govern areas that include game-day operations, major awards and its annual All-America team. For more information about the FWAA and its award programs, contact Steve Richardson at tiger@fwaa.com.