How to Watch Old Dominion Monarchs vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers – December 18

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers square off against the Old Dominion Monarchs in the Famous Toastery Bowl as 4-point underdogs on December 18, 2023 at 2:30 PM ET on ESPN. The over/under is 49.5.

The Monarchs’ matchup against the Hilltoppers will be airing on ESPN.

Monarchs vs. Hilltoppers Game Info

  • Date: Monday, December 18, 2023
  • Time: 2:30 PM ET
  • Channel: ESPN
  • Livestream: Stream NCAA football on Fubo and ESPN+
  • City: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Venue: Jerry Richardson Stadium

Monarchs Insights

  • From an offensive standpoint, the Monarchs rank 95th in the FBS with 350.9 yards per game. Meanwhile, they rank 76th in total defense (386.2 yards allowed per contest).
  • Offensively, the Monarchs rank 101st in the FBS with 22.9 points per game. Meanwhile, they rank 67th in points allowed (386.2 points allowed per contest).
  • Old Dominion ranks 97th in pass offense (200.8 passing yards per game) and 88th in pass defense (238.3 passing yards allowed per game) this season.
  • The Monarchs are totaling 150.2 rushing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 79th in the FBS. On defense, they rank 59th, giving up 147.9 rushing yards per game.
  • Old Dominion ranks 99th in third-down efficiency (35.8%) on offense and 31st in third-down percentage allowed (35.0%) on defense this year.
  • The Monarchs have forced 13 total turnovers (60th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over 15 times (92nd in the FBS) for a turnover margin of -2, 81st-ranked in college football.

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Hilltoppers Insights

  • Western Kentucky has been struggling defensively, ranking 17th-worst with 427.2 total yards allowed per game. It has been more productive offensively, posting 396.6 total yards per contest (56th-ranked).
  • From an offensive standpoint, Western Kentucky is posting 29.8 points per contest (53rd-ranked). It ranks 87th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (28.2 points given up per game).
  • The Hilltoppers’ pass offense has been dominant, posting 286.6 passing yards per game (19th-best) this season. Defensively, they rank 89th by surrendering 238.6 passing yards per game.
  • Western Kentucky has been unproductive on both sides of the ball in terms of rushing this season, ranking 18th-worst in rushing yards (110.0 per game) and 12th-worst in rushing yards allowed (188.6 per game).
  • In terms of third-down efficiency, the Hilltoppers rank 50th in the FBS (41.3% third-down conversion percentage) and 60th on the other side of the ball (38.5% third-down rate allowed).
  • Western Kentucky owns a top-25 turnover margin this season, ranking 21st-best at +6.

Monarchs Leaders

  • Grant Wilson has thrown for 2,026 yards, 16 touchdowns and seven interceptions this year. He is averaging 184.2 yards per game and 7.0 per attempt, while completing 56.9% of his passes.
  • He has also rushed for 166 yards (fifth on the Monarchs) and added two touchdowns on the ground, while averaging 15.1 rushing yards per game.
  • Keshawn Wicks averages 5.0 yards per carry (149th in the FBS) and 55.1 yards per game, and has 551 total rushing yards. He has recorded four rushing TDs this season.
  • He has caught 13 passes (on zero targets) for 95 receiving yards with one touchdown. He’s averaging 9.5 receiving yards and 1.3 catches per game.
  • Through eight games, Kadarius Calloway has picked up 594 rushing yards, averaging 74.3 yards per game and scoring four touchdowns.
  • Calloway has eight catches on zero targets for 48 yards, with one receiving TD.

Hilltoppers Leaders

  • Austin Reed is averaging 7.1 passing yards per attempt (89th in the FBS) and 276.4 yards per game this year, completing 61.4% of his passes on the way to 3,317 total yards, 31 touchdowns (sixth in the FBS) and 11 interceptions through 12 games.
  • Malachi Corley has 963 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns (ninth in the FBS) on 75 receptions, while being targeted zero times.
  • So far this season through 12 games, Elijah Young has racked up 477 rushing yards (leading the Hilltoppers) and scored three rushing touchdowns. He averages 39.8 yards per game and 5.0 per carry (149th in the FBS).
  • Young’s offensive output includes 17 receptions (1.4 per game) on zero targets for 183 yards (15.3 per game) and two receiving touchdowns.
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