Taylor Heinicke lights up the stat sheet

By: Ted Williams Email
By: Ted Williams Email

NORFOLK, Va. -- Taylor Heinicke reset three of his own school records Sunday, as Old Dominion rallied to beat New Hampshire 64-61 in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams.

Heinicke set new school records for completions (55), attempts (79), and passing yards (730).

New Hampshire (2-2) dominated the CAA's top-ranked defense throughout the first three quarters, taking a 54-38 lead into the fourth quarter.

However, Heinicke threw for two touchdowns to Nick Mayers and Angus Harper scored on a 2-yard run, capping a 23-0 scoring run for the Monarchs. Mayers hauled in 12 passes for 271 yards.

The Wildcats rallied, tying the game 61-all behind a 45-yard pass from Andy Vailas, but Heinicke led the Monarchs on an 11-play, 74-yard drive that ended with Jared Brown's game-winning 25-yard field goal.

Old Dominion (3-0) has outscored opponents 132-24 in the second half this season.

Vailas led New Hampshire with five passing touchdowns.


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