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Heinicke throws for 730 yards in comeback

Old Dominion quaterback Taylor Heinicke throws a pass against New Hampshire during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, in Norfolk, Va. Old Dominion won 64-61.  Heinicke set new school records for completions (55), attempts (79), and passing yards (730) in the game. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley) MAGS OUT

Old Dominion quaterback Taylor Heinicke throws a pass against New Hampshire during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, in Norfolk, Va. Old Dominion won 64-61. Heinicke set new school records for completions (55), attempts (79), and passing yards (730) in the game. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley) MAGS OUT

NORFOLK -- Collins Hill grad 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, who has won back-to-back CAA player of the week awards this season, 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, racking up over 600 total yards and 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 and three touchdowns.

The senior wideout tied the Monarchs' record for touchdown catches in a game and owns the record for most career touchdown receptions at Old Dominion.

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 416 total yards (336 passing, 80 rushing) and five touchdowns on 23-of-38 passing but his interception on New Hampshire's final drive ended the Wildcats' comeback hopes.

Heinicke's name is hard to miss on Old Dominion's all-time passing list.

In the Monarchs' 70-14 win over Campbell on Sept. 15, Heinicke reset his own school recorded for passing touchdowns in a game with seven. The sophomore sits in Old Dominion's top four spots for most total offense yards gained in a game and has broken or tied the Monarchs' record for most touchdown passes in a game five times.

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Erk 1 year, 11 months ago

Don't you know those D1 programs that visited Gwinnett's HS programs and never made the trip to Collins Hill to see Heinicke are kicking their own posterior today? Everybody was looking for that Cam/Tebow size QB that was all the rage at the time. Heinicke's 6 foot frame supporting that laser guided throwing arm and radar type vision could be producing some "W's" for them right now. Way to go Heinicke! Way to go Monarch's for seeing the talent in this kid!

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