Old Dominion 57, Duquesne 23
NORFOLK, Va. (AP)
Taylor Heinicke passed for four touchdowns and broke two school passing records as Old Dominion rallied to defeat Duquesne 57-23 Saturday night in both teams' season opener.
The Monarchs racked up 723 total yards and Heinicke accounted for 530 of them.
He passed for 492 yards on 63 attempts, both school records. Heinecke's 41 completions fell just six short of Old Dominion's record.
Duquesne entered halftime leading 20-10 but Old Dominion outscored the Dukes 47-3 in the second half.
Nick Mayers, Antonio Vaughan, and Larry Pinkard each recorded six catches for the Monarchs with Blair Roberts' eight catches and 104 yards leading the way.
Old Dominion has won six of its last seven games dating back to last season, including four straight at home.
The Monarchs, in their fourth season in the Colonial Athletic Association, will move to the Football Bowl Series level next season when they join Conference USA.