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Old Dominion QB Taylor Heinicke sets NCAA passing record

(caasports.com)

Old Dominion quarterback Taylor Heinicke has just added himself to the NCAA record book.

Heinicke threw for 730 yards in a 64-61 win against New Hampshire on Saturday to break David Klingler's Division-I record for passing yards in a single game. The record stood for 22 years.

"I have a hard time fathoming what he's doing on the football field," coach Bobby Wilder said of Heinicke after the game.

[Related: Georgia Tech achieves a rare feat and creates its own safety]

Heinicke completed 55 of 79 passes and threw for five touchdowns and no interceptions as he rallied the Monarch from a 54-38 defincit through three quarters. He set Old Dominion records for completions (55), attempts (79), and passing yards (730).

Heinicke's record was third-most in all divisions trailing Menlo (D-III) quarterback Zamir Amin, who threw for 731 yards in 2000, and Eureka College's (D-III) Sam Durley, who earlier this year, set the record for all division with 736 yards.

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