Old Dominion 35, Norfolk St. 18

Taylor Heinicke threw five touchdown passes to lead Old Dominion

to a 35-18 victory over Norfolk State on Saturday in the first

round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.

The Monarchs (10-2), who tied for second in the Colonial

Athletic Association, will play at third-seeded Georgia Southern

next Saturday.

Heinicke, who was 21 of 30 for 269 yards, threw for two scores

to Nick Mayers, two to Prentice Gill and one to Larry Pinkard.

Old Dominion’s first touchdown came on the possession after the

Spartans (9-3), champions of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference,

scored first on Derrick Demps’ 98-yard touchdown reception from

Chris Walley.

Old Dominion, which resumed football in 2009 after a 69-year

absence and hosted the game between schools located 5 miles apart,

led 21-7 at halftime.

Two of the Monarchs touchdowns came after interceptions of

Walley, who was picked off just four times on 305 regular-season

passes.