ODU went 8-4 last season, finding themselves in six fairly competitive games. The other six were one-sided. In the six competitive games, the margin of victory was an average of nine points. In the games that were blowouts, the margin ballooned to over forty-eight points.
It was an abnormal season, thanks to the unbalanced schedule brought on by the FCS to FBS transition. This season presents more challenges with eleven FBS games but will also likely present competitive games on a more consistent basis.
ODU was a very young team last season and young teams have to learn how to win. A single play or two can alter a game or perhaps even a season. ODU played roughly 2,000 snaps last season and I’ve identified ten that were critical to defining the season, both good and bad.
#10 Carden to Grayson to close the first half at East Carolina