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.