James Madison–Old Dominion football rivalry

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James Madison–Old Dominion football rivalry
Old Dominion logo James Madison logo
Teams Old Dominion Monarchs
James Madison Dukes
Originated 2011
Series ODU leads 2–0
Largest Victory 10 (ODU, 2012)
Highest Scoring Game ODU 38, JMU 28
November 17, 2012
Most Recent Game ODU 38, JMU 28
November 17, 2012
Current Win Streak Old Dominion 2
James Madison–Old Dominion football rivalry is located in Virginia
James Madison
James Madison
Old Dominion
Old Dominion
Locations in Virginia

The James Madison–Old Dominion football rivalry is an annual college football rivalry game played between the Old Dominion Monarchs and James Madison Dukes. The official rivalry game began in the 2011 with Old Dominion winning the inaugural game 23–20 at Foreman Field in Norfolk. The football rivalry game is part of a larger, all-sports rivalry between James Madison University, located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Old Dominion University, located in Norfolk, Virginia, two large public universities in the state of Virginia.[1]


JMU was established in 1906 as an all-women's teaching college while ODU developed in the early 1900s as the "Norfolk Division of William & Mary," and did not become an independent institution until 1962. ODU had a football program during the 1930s but had to drop it due to budget constraints. In 2008, the ODU Monarchs revived its program after a roughly 70-year dormancy. Up until the 2012 season, JMU and ODU were both members of the Colonial Athletic Association in the FCS.

In May 2012, Old Dominion announced that it will be joining Conference USA for football in 2014 which will cause the football rivalry with JMU to cease for the time being.

Game results[edit]

Old Dominion victories are shaded in ██ blue, and James Madison victories are shaded in ██ purple. The numbers represent what national ranking each team was at the time of the game. [2]

Date Winning Team Losing Team Location Series
October 29, 2011 #15 Old Dominion 23 #9 James Madison 20 Norfolk, VA ODU 1–0
November 17, 2012 #4 Old Dominion 38 #13 James Madison 28 Harrisonburg, VA ODU 2–0

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "JMU-ODU match-up called a 'rivalry' before first meeting". Hampton Roads.com. HamptonRoads.com. October 25, 2011. Retrieved November 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ "James Madison (VA) vs. Old Dominion (VA) Game Summary". CFDW. College Football Data Warehouse. November 2, 2013. Retrieved November 2, 2013.