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New D-I passing record set

Old Dominion quarterback Taylor Heinicke aired the ball out nearly 80 times (55/79), and completed just under 70 percent of his passes for 5 touchdowns against conference opponent New Hampshire yesterday.

While the 55 completions, and 79 attempts are both new school records, it was his 716 yards passing that broke the D-I mark set by Houston's David Klingler back in 1990. Heinicke's leading receiver, Nick Mayers had 12 catches for an impressive 271 yards and three touchdowns.

The previous high in passing yardage in the FCS was 668 yards set by Jackson State quarterback Robert Kent against Alabama back in 2001.

Earlier in the year, Eureka College (D-III - IL) quarterback Sam Durley set the NCAA record with 736 yards passing, and needed nearly all the time on the clock to come out with the win.

Old Dominion was in a similar situation Saturday and needed a fourth quarter comeback to get the win (they were down 54-38 at the end of the third). With the game tied at 61, Heinicke led ODU on an 11 play drive that covered 74 yards that ended with a 25 yard field goal.

ODU's field goal ended up giving them the 64-61 win over New Hampshire.