NORFOLK, Va. — Old Dominion University Football wraps up the 2022 season in South Alabama on Saturday, November 26 at 12 p.m. EST. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+.
• Old Dominion ends the regular season in South Alabama as they end a season with two away games for the first time in program history.
• ODU lost at App State last week, 27-14. The USA came from behind and won at Southern Miss 27-20.
• Defender Jason Henderson leads the country with 168 tackles and holds a 35 tackle lead over UConn runner-up Jackson Mitchell, who has 133. Henderson has broken the ODU and Sun Belt Conference records for single-season tackles.
• This is the first meeting between Old Dominion and South Alabama.
Henderson breaks records
linebacker Jason Henderson recorded two tackles at App State before leaving with an injury. It was the first time this season that Henderson failed to reach double-digit tackles.
Henderson leads the country with 168 tackles and 15.3 tackles per game. The 168 tackles ranks 12th in a single season in FBS history.
He has tied or led ODU in 10 of 11 games this season in tackles. All 10 of these were double-digit tackle plays.
Henderson is the only FBS player with two 20+ tackle games in the season. He scored 21 tackles against Arkansas State to set the ODU single-game record and broke it a month later with 22 stops against Georgia Southern.
Henderson was named a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award, given to the country’s outstanding defensive player. He was one of only two semifinalists from a group-of-five program. The other was Ivan Pace Jr. from Cincinnati.
FBS single season tackles
|Lawrence Flugence||texas tech||2012||193|
|Luke Küchly||Boston College||2011||191|
|Josh Buehl||State of Kansas||2003||183|
|Luke Küchly||Boston College||2010||183|
|Jimmy Cottrell||State of New Mexico||2005||179|
|Frank Gina||State of San Jose||2017||173|
|Jason Henderson||Old rule||2022||168|
Redshirt Junior runs back Blake Watson had 10 carries for 69 yards at App State, the most yards by Watson since he rushed for 65 yards at Georgia State.
Watson caught a career-high seven passes for 73 yards at App State.
For the season, Watson has 139 attempts for 803 yards and five touchdowns.
Watson also has 31 receptions for 226 yards and a touchdown.
ODU career rushing yards
ODU Single Season Running Back Receptions
to eat sweets
Offensive lineman Nick Saldiveri has accepted an invitation to play at Reese’s Senior Bowl. Saldiveri becomes the third Monarch and first offensive lineman to compete in the Senior Bowl.
The Senior Bowl will be played on February 4, 2023 at Hancock Whitney Stadium in South Alabama in Mobile. The game will be broadcast on the NFL Network.
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