Old Dominion holds off Eastern Michigan 24-20 for program’s first bowl victory

Old Dominion, making the school’s first bowl appearance since the football program restarted in 2009, held off Eastern Michigan 24-20 to win the 2016 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl. “I just want to say how excited we are to win the game, but number two how grateful we are for how we were treated this week by…

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Postgame Notes – December 23, 2016

FINAL SCORE: Old Dominion 24, Eastern Michigan 20 Superlatives Prior to today, the fewest points scored by any Popeyes Bowl participant was 31 points (by Middle Tennessee State in 2015). Prior to today, only one Popeyes Bowl participant had scored less than 45 points (31 points by MTSU in 2015). Eastern Michigan broke a Popeyes…

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Eastern Michigan Quotes – December 23, 2016

Eastern Michigan Head Coach Chris Creigthon Opening Remarks “I want to congratulate Old Dominion, Coach Wilder, and his staff, and their team on a great victory. Obviously, they’re a good football team with 10 wins on the season.  We played a really good team today. I’m proud of our football team. Obviously, we came up…

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Old Dominion Quotes – December 23, 2016

BOBBY WILDER, Head Coach Opening remarks “I just want to say how excited we are to win the game, but number two how grateful we are for how we were treated this week by everybody associated with the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl – all the wonderful people we met. This was a life-changing experience. We talked…

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2016 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl Preview

By Chris Pika After a pair of exciting high-scoring games in Nassau, today’s third edition of the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl will be contested between two schools that are familiar with each other, and whose styles promise another entertaining game in Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium. Eastern Michigan won one game last season. But, behind a…

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Popeyes Bahamas Bowl Experience Tops for Eagles, Monarchs

With just 24 hours to go before Eastern Michigan and Old Dominion meet on the gridiron, the two teams met with the media at Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium Thursday afternoon. The mood in the room was light as the players and coaches reflected on the last few days preparing for the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl.…

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Eastern Michigan Press Conference Quotes – December 22, 2016

Head Coach Chris Creighton Opening Remarks “Thanks for being here. I can’t say how excited we to be here in the Bahamas and having an opportunity to play in this bowl game. We don’t have enough time for me to tell you the whole story, but I will tell you that our two senior captains,…

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Old Dominion Press Conference Quotes – December 22, 2016

Old Dominion head coach Bobby Wilder Opening remarks “First of all I want to thank everybody. It’s truly an honor to be here, for myself, for captain TJ Ricks and captain David Washington to represent Old Dominion University. We could not be more excited and I absolutely agree: bowl games are better in the Bahamas. We…

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Opponents Come Together to Give Back

They can go back to being enemies Friday when the 2016 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl kicks off, but the relationship between Old Dominion and Eastern Michigan became quite friendly Wednesday afternoon when dozens of players and cheerleaders from both universities came together to give back to a Bahamian community that has welcomed them with opens arms.…

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Teams Get First Look at Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium

With both Eastern Michigan and Old Dominion officially settled in to Atlantis Resort, practice has ramped up for both teams. The Monarchs got their first look at Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium today, while the Eagles took the field Tuesday. The stadium is home to the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl and has been an important part…

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