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NCAA FCS Quarterfinals: No. 4 Seed Old Dominion vs. No. 5 Seed Georgia Southern

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: December 05, 2012
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Dec. 5, 2012

GAME 13:
Quarterfinals of NCAA FCS Playoffs
Saturday, December 8, 2012 - Noon (EST)
Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium - Norfolk, Va.
No. 4 Seed Old Dominion Monarchs (11-1, 7-1 CAA) vs.
No. 5 Seed Georgia Southern Eagles (9-3, 6-2 Southern Conference)

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OLD DOMINION

                  

Georgia Southern

Head Coach Bobby Wilder • Head Coach Jeff Monken
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THE QUICK HITS:

  • Old Dominion has won six-straight games including a 63-35 win over Coastal Carolina in the second round of the FCS playoffs last week.  No. 4 seed Old Dominion hosts No. 5 seed Georgia Southern in the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs.

    • Georgia Southern defeated Central Arkansas 24-16 last Saturday to advance in the playoffs.  The two teams met last year in Statesboro, with Georgia Southern winning 55-48.

    Taylor Heinicke set an FCS Playoff record with 542 yards of total offense in ODU's 63-35 win over Coastal Carolina.  Heinicke passed for 497 yards and rushed for 45 yards.  He tied the playoff record of six touchdown passes.  He tied Mike Smith of Northern Iowa (1987) and Clemente Gordon of Grambling (1989).

    • With his 497 passing yards against Coastal, Heinicke now has 4,655 passing yards this season, just 208 from tying Steve McNair's (Alcorn State) single-season passing yardage record of 4,863 yards that he set in 1994.

    •  The Monarchs lead all FCS schools in Total Offense (549.42), passing offense (391.58) and in scoring offense (46.00). 

    • Sophomore quarterback Taylor Heinicke was named one of three finalists invited to Philadelphia for the Walter Payton Award.  Joining Heinicke are Wofford fullback Eric Breitenstein and Stony Brook running back Miguel Maysonet.

    • Heinicke leads the nation in passing yards per game with 387.92, passing yards, 4,655, total offense, 423.08, points responsible for, 26.17 and touchdown passes with 41.


COMPARE & CONTRAST:

ODU TEAM  Georgia Southern

46.0

- SCORING -  34.5

28.9

- SCORING DEFENSE -  20.8

157.8

- RUSHING - 393.2

163.6

- RUSHING DEFENSE - 131.5

4.2

- AVG./RUSH - 6.5

32

- RUSH TDs - 46

372-542-13

- COMP-ATT-INT - 33-76-5

391.6

- PASSING - 63.0

238.8

- PASSING DEFENSE -

202.4

41

- PASS TD -

8

549.4

- TOTAL OFFENSE -

456.2

402.3

- TOTAL DEFENSE -

333.9

6593-988

- TOTAL OFFENSE/PLAYS -

5474-800

20.5

- KICKOFF RETURN AVG. -

24.7

15-82

- INTERCEPTIONS -

7-166

29:09

- TIME OF POSSESSION -

33:16

96-182 (53%) 

- 3RD DOWN CONV. 

62-140 (44%)

23-30 (77%) 

- 4TH DOWN CONV. -

10-17 (59%)

38-283

- SACKS BY YARDS -

27-187

10-12 (83%) 

- FIELD GOALS - ATT. -

8-19 (42%)

70-70 (100%) 

- PATs - ATT. -

48-51 (94%)

 INDIVIDUAL (2011)

Taylor Heinicke - 387.9

- PASSING YARDS -

Jerrick McKinnon - 40.9

Taylor Heinicke - 41

- PASSING TDs -

Jerrick McKinnon - 8

Tyree Lee - 70

- RUSHING YARDS -

Jerrick McKinnon - 123.2

Taylor Heinicke - 10

- RUSHING TDs -

Jerrick McKinnon - 15

Nick Mayers - 69

- RECEPTIONS -

Z. Walker/K. Showers - 8  

Nick Mayers - 90.2

- RECEIVING YARDS

Zach Walker - 25.2

Nick Mayers - 14

- RECEIVING TDs -

Zach Walker - 3

Craig Wilkins - 82

- TACKLES -

John Stevenson - 98

Craig Wilkins - 6.5

- SACKS -

Javon Mention - 6.5

Craig Wilkins - 13.0

- TACKLES FOR LOSS - Javon Mention - 9.5

Craig Wilkins - 3

- INTERCEPTIONS -

L. Westbrooks/V. Cooper - 2

Nick Mayers- 5.4

- PUNT RETURN AVG. -

Darreion Robinson - 6.8

Colby Goodwyn - 21.4

- KICK RETURN AVG.

J.J. Wilcox - 26.3

RISING UP THE RANKS:  

It took the ODU Football Monarchs until year three and 27 games to receive its first Top 25 ranking on October 3, 2011, coming in at No. 21 in The Sports Network Poll.  Looking at other recent start-up programs, it took Coastal Carolina 32 games to achieve a national ranking when they came in at No. 24 in The Sports Network Poll in their third year on Nov. 8, 2005.  That season the Chanticleers finished 9-2 and were the Big South co-champions.  The Monarchs enter Saturday ranked No. 3 in the FCS Coaches Poll and No. 3 in The Sports Network Poll.

WELCOME TO THE TOP 25:

The Football Monarch have been a member of the Top-25 for the last 18 weeks in the The Sports Network Poll and the last 17 weeks of the FCS Coaches Poll dating back to last season.  ODU has been a member of the Top-10 for the last 14 weeks dating back to last season.

ODU FOOTBALL IN THE POLLS

The Sports Network FCS Coaches

Week One: RV NR

Week Two: RV NR

Week Three: RV NR

Week Four: RV RV

Week Five: RV RV

Week Six: 21 RV

Week Seven: 18 22

Week Eight: 21 22

Week Nine: 15 16

Week Ten: 12 12

Week Eleven: 11 11

Week Twelve: 10 9

Post-Season/Final 10 10

2012 Preseason 8 6

Week Two: 7 5

Week Three: 6 4

Week Four: 5 5

Week Five: 4 4

Week Six: 4 4

Week Seven: 3 3

Week Eight: 7 8

Week Nine 6 7

Week 10 5 5

Week 11 4 4

Week 12 4 4

Week 13 3 3


Complete TSN Poll

Complete FCS Coaches Poll


Heinicke Named CAA Offensive Player of the Year

 ODU sophomore quarterback was named the CAA's Offensive Player of the Year.  Heinicke led the way for ODU as the Monarchs had 10 players on the all-conference squad.

• Heinicke was named first-team quarterback, while Nick Mayers joined him on the first-team as a wide receiver.  Defensive tackle Chris Burnette earned first-team accolades as did kicker Jarod Brown and punter Jonathan Plisco.

• Wide receiver Antonio Vaughan, offensive lineman David Born and linebacker Craig Wilkins earned second-team honors while left tackle Jack Lowney and defensive tackle Dominique Guinn-Bailey received third-team honors.

ODU All-CAA Honorees

First-Team

QB - Taylor Heinicke

WR - Nick Mayers

DL - Chris Burnette

PK - Jarod Brown

P - Jonathan Plisco

Second-Team

WR - Antonio Vaughan

OL - David Born

LB - Craig Wilkins

Third-Team

OL - Jack Lowney

DL - Dominique Guinn-Bailey

Offensive Player of the Year

Taylor Heinicke


Heinicke Making History

• ODU quarterback Taylor Heinicke leads the nation in passing yards per game, passing yards, total offense, points responsible for and touchdown passes.

• His high accolades don't stop there, his 4,655 passing yards and 5,077 yards of toal offense are the second most in a single-season in FCS history.  He needs just 209 yards passing to surass Steve McNair for the single-season record.

Record

Completions

1. Brett Gordon - Villanova - 385 - 2002

2. Taylor Heinicke - ODU - 367 - 2012


Passing Yards

1. Steve McNair - Alcorn State - 4,863 - 1994

2. Taylor Heinicke - ODU - 4,655 - 2008


Passing Yards Per Game

1. Willie Totten - Mississippi Valley State - 455.7 - 1984

2. Steve McNair - Alcorn State - 442.1 - 1994

3. Taylor Heinicke - ODU - 387.9 - 2012

Most Games 200 Yards or more in a season

1. Jeremy Moses - Stephen F. Austin - 13 - 2009

    Chris Lum - Lehigh - 2011

3. Taylor Heinicke - ODU - 12 - 2012

Total Touchdowns

1. Willie Totten - Mississippi Valley State - 61 -  1984

2. Bruce Eugene - Grambling - 59 - 2005

3. Steve McNair - Alcorn State - 53 - 1994

4. Taylor Heinicke - ODU - 51 - 2012

Passing Touchdowns

1. Willie Totten - Mississippi Valley State - 56 - 1984

    Bruce Eugene - Grambling - 56 - 2005

3. Steve McNair - Alcorn State - 44 - 1994

4. Bruce Eugene - Grambling - 43 - 2002

    Josh Johnson - San Diego - 43 - 2007

6. Brian Ah Yat - Montana - 42 - 1996

7. Taylor Heinicke - ODU - 41 - 2012

     Jeremy Moses - Stephen F. Austin - 2008

Attempts

1. Jeremy Moses - Stephen F. Austin - 598 - 2008

2. Taylor Heinicke - ODU - 535 - 2012

394.3


IN OPENERS:

Old Dominion improved to 3-1 all-time in season openers in week one:

Old Dominion In Season Openers:

9/5/2009 - vs. Chowan W, 36-21

9/4/2010 - vs. Jacksonville L, 25-35

9/3/2011 - vs. Campbell W, 41-14 

9/1/2012 - vs. Duquesne W, 57-23

Old Dominion is currently 4-0 all-time in road openers including the week two win at Hampton:

Old Dominion In Road Openers:

9/19/2009 - at Jacksonville W, 28-27

9/11/2010 - at Campbell W, 35-21

9/10/2011 - at Georgia State W, 40-17

9/8/2012 - at Hampton W, 45-7

Old Dominion improved to 1-1 in CAA Opener with the the week four win over New Hampshire:

Old Dominion In CAA Openers:

9/24/2011 - at #7/6 Delaware L, 17-27

9/22/2012 - vs. #18/19 New Hampshire W, 64-61

Old Dominion improved to 2-0 in CAA Home Openers with the week four win over New Hampshire:

Old Dominion In CAA Home Openers:

10/1/2011 - vs. #20 UMass W, 48-33

9/22/2012 - vs. #18/19 New Hampshire W, 64-61

Old Dominion improved to 1-1 in CAA Road Openers with the wek five win at Richmond:

Old Dominion In CAA Road Openers:

9/24/2011 - at #7/6 Delaware L, 17-27

9/29/2012 - at Richmond, W 45-37


BY THE QUARTERS:

Old Dominion is currently outscoring its opponents 552-347.  The Monarchs have outscored its opponents 141-68 in the first quarter, 139-79 in the third, 122-70 in the fourth and 150-130 in the second quarter.

ACTIVE TOUCHDOWN CAREER LEADERS:

With his 41 touchdowns on the year, sophomore Taylor Heinicke is currently 10th among active quarterbacks in career touchdowns.  Heinicke is the youngest member of the list.

Name, School: Year Career TDs

1. Mike Piatkowski, Drake Sr. 76

2. Matt Brown, Illinois St.* Sr. 76

3. Zach Lewis, Morehead St. Sr. 72

4. Casey Brockman, Murray St. Sr. 71

5. DeNarius McGhee, Montana St.* Jr. 69

6. Derek Carr, Tenn.-Martin Sr. 69

7. Taylor Heinicke, Old Dominion* So. 66

8. Jimmy Garoppolo, Eastern Ill. Jr. 65

9. Sean Patterson, Duquesne Sr. 63

10. Brad Sorensen, Southern Utah Sr. 61

* Team in FCS Playoffs


ACTIVE TACKLE CAREER LEADERS:

Redshirt senior linebacker Craig Wilkins captured five tackles in last weekend's victory over the Dukes and is 10th on the all-time active career tackle leaders list and 12th on the all-time active career solo tackles list.  

TOTAL TACKLE CAREER LEADERS

Name, School, Pos: Year Tackles

1. Matt Evans, New Hampshire, LB Sr. 460

2. Aaron Archie, Indiana St., LB Sr. 424

3. Jordan Ridley, Butler, LB Sr. 407

    Robert McCabe, Georgetown, LB Sr. 407

5. Jacolby Washington, Indiana St., LB Sr. 388

6. Paul Worrilow, Delaware, LB Sr. 377

7. Blake Peiffer, Southeast Mo. St., LB Sr. 359

8. Keith Pough, Howard, LB Sr. 349

9. Jody Owens, Montana St., DB* Sr. 334

10. Craig Wilkins, Old Dominion* Sr. 332

11. Darius McMillan, Richmond Sr. 325

12. Rock Williams, Western Carolina, LB Sr. 319

* Team in FCS Playoffs

ACTIVE SOLO TACKLE CAREER LEADERS:

Name, School, Pos: Year Solo Tackles

1. Matt Evans, New Hampshire, LB Sr. 266

2. Darnell Taylor, Sam Houston St., DB* Sr. 219

3. Keith Pough, Howard, LB Sr. 209

4. Paul Worrilow, Delaware Sr. 195

5. Robert McCabe, Georgetown, LB SR 188

6. Michael Martin, Fordham, LB Sr. 182

7. Jody Owens, Montana St., DB* Sr. 184

8. Aaron Archie, Indiana St., LB Sr. 179

9. Derek Rose, Northwestern St., LB Sr. 178

10. Kenneth Jenkins, Sam Houston St., DB* Sr. 177

11. Craig Wilkins, Old Dominion, LB* Sr. 174

12. Jacolby Washington, Indiana State, LB Sr. 173    

13. Blake Peiffer, SE Mo. State Sr. 171

* Team in FCS Playoffs

    

ACTIVE TACKLES FOR LOSS CAREER LEADERS:

1. Keith Pough, Howard, LB Sr. 72.0

2. Brent Russell, Ga. Southern, DL* Sr. 53.0

3. Joseph Lebeau, Jackson St., DL Sr. 45.0

4. Jody Owens, Montana St., DB* Sr. 41.0

5. Ben Obaseki, Indiana St., DL Sr. 40.0

6. Craig Wilkins, Old Dominion, LB* Sr. 39.5

7. Artavious Dowdell, Eastern Illinois Sr. 38.0

8. Frank Beltre, Towson, DL Sr. 37.5

9. Nolan Nearhoof, Robert Morris, DL Sr. 36.5

    Jayson DiManche, Southern Illinois, LB Sr. 36.5  

* Team in FCS Playoffs

      

REWRITING THE RECORD BOOKS:

Taylor Heinicke put his name all over the game passing records in the week one win over Duquesne.

- Heinicke's 492 yards passed the previous high of 407 yards by Thomas DeMarco at Monmouth on September 25, 2010 and his previous high of 373 against Richmond back on November 5, 2011.

- Heinicke's 41 completions passed the previous high of 34 which he had set against Richmond on November 5, 2011.

- Heinicke's 63 attempts replaced the previous high of 57 attempts made by Thomas DeMarco against Cal Poly in 2010 and his own previous high of 47 against Richmond on November 5, 2011.

- Henicke also set school mark with 530 yards of total offense (492 pass, 38 rush)  with a record 74 plays.  He surpasses his previous record of 421 yards of total offense against Richmond back on November 5, 2011 and the previous high of 73 plays set by former Monarch Thomas DeMarco against Cal Poly on October 9, 2010.

In week three against Campbell, Heinicke found another place to put his name.

- Heinicke reset his own school record for touchdown passes in a game with seven in the victory over Campbell. Heinicke surpassed the previous record of five TD passes in both of last year's playoff games vs. Norfolk State on Nov. 26, 2011 and at Georgia Southern on Dec. 3, 2011. 

- The quarterback's passing yards were the 10th-highest total in CAA Football history, while his seven TD-passes were one shy from equaling the league mark last done in 2004.

Then in week four against New Hampshire in the CAA Opener, the ODU, FCS, and Division I record books blew up.

PASSING YARDS IN A QUARTER: Heinicke's 293-yard fourth quarter eclipsed the FCS record of 284 set by Western Illinois' Sam Clemons in the second quarter versus Indiana State in 2001.

PASSING YARDS IN A HALF: Heinicke's 480-yard second half dismantled the FCS record of 383 set by Marshall's Michael Payton in the first half against VMI in 1991. The Division I record is 517 by Houston's Andre Ware against SMU in 1989.

PASSING YARDS IN A GAME: As noted Saturday, Heinicke's 730 yards bests the Division I record of Houston's David Klingler, who threw for 716 against Arizona State in 1990, but just misses the all-division record of 736 by Sam Durley of Eureka College (DII) in a 62-55 comeback win over Knox College earlier this season. The FCS record was 624 by Weber State's Jamie Martin against Idaho State in 1991.   

PASSES IN A GAME WITHOUT AN INTERCEPTION: Heinicke's 79 breaks the all-division record of 77 set by Justin Peery of Division III Westminster of Missouri against MacMurray in 1998. The Division I record of 76 was shared by Eastern Michigan's Andy Schmitt (versus Temple in 2008) and Houston's Case Keenum (against UTEP in 2009).

TOTAL OFFENSE IN A QUARTER: Heinicke's 293 yards in the fourth, all through the air, breaks the FCS record of 278 set by Mississippi Valley State's Willie Totten in the second quarter against Kentucky State in 1984.

TOTAL OFFENSE IN A HALF: Heinicke had 496 after intermission (480 passing, 16 rushing), lapping the FCS record of 404 set by Stephen F. Austin's Todd Hammel in the first quarter against Louisiana-Monroe in 1989.

TOTAL OFFENSE IN A GAME: Also as noted Saturday, Heinicke's 791 yards (730 passing, 61 rushing) are an NCAA record, besting Klingler's 732 (716 passing, 16 rushing) versus Arizona State in 1990. The FCS record was 668 by Jackson State's Robert Kent (595 passing, 73 rushing) against Alabama State in 2001.

Keeping Pace: If the season were to end today, Heinicke would finish third on the all-time single-season FCS charts for passing yards per game with 390.00 and in total offense per game with 428.22


GETTING A GROUND GAME

Sophomore tailback Tyree Lee has produced a rushing attack the last three games that ODU had not previously had.  He rushed for 128 yards against Delaware, 126 at Georgia State and set a new career-best in the win over W&M with 166.  He is the first ODU runner to rush for 100 yards in three-straight games.

Tyree Lee career 100-yard games

opponent carries yards TD's

Duquesne 9 113 2

Delaware 21 128 1

Georgia State 25 126 2

William and Mary 28 166 1


Mayers Leading the receiving

Nick Mayers has led the way on the outside for the Monarchs this season, grabbing a team-best 63 passes for 980 yards and a CAA-high 13 TD's.  The senior also set has the ODU record for consecutive games with a catch at 21. Mayers has four games with 100 or more yards receiving and holds every ODU record by a wide receiver

Nick Mayers 100-yards games

opponent catches yards TD's

Duquesne 6 134 2

New Hampshire 12 271 3

Delaware 11 131 0

William and Mary 9 131 2

Coastal Carolina 6 103 1

Under the radar

Sophomore defensive tackle Dominique Guinn-Bailey has started the last five gaems at tackle for ODU and has helped the Monarchs stop the run.  With Guinn-Bailey starting inside, it allowed Erik Saylor to move outside to end where he has helped with the pass rush.

The caa coaches noticed Guinn-Bailey's solid play as he was selected to the All-CAA third-team.

Defensive leaders

Seniors Craig Wilkins and Chris Burnette once again had solid seasons on the defensive front seven.

Wilkins led the team with 77 sacks, tied for second in the CAA with 5.5 sacks and third in the league with 12.0 tackles for loss.

Burnette led all CAA defensive linemen with 66 tackles and is second on the team with four sacks.

Burnette earned first-team All-CAA honors while Wilkins received second-team accolades.



OH CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN:

The captains for the Football Monarchs for the 2012 season are senior linebacker Craig Wilkins, senior defensive lineman Chris Burnette, and sophomore quarterback Taylor Heinicke. A fourth captain will be named each week during the season selected based on his leadership skills displayed leading up to each game.

Game One - Duquesne - Alex Arain
Game Two - Hampton - Devon Simmons
Game Three - Campbell - Nick Mayers
Game Four - New Hampshire - Robbie Duncan
Game Five - Richmond - none
Game Six - Villanova - Carvin Powell
Game Seven - Towson - Erik Saylor
Game Eight - Delaware - Kai Blanco
Game Nine - Georgia State - Fred Credle 
Game 10 - William and Mary - Michael Colbert 
Game 11 - James Madison - Brandon Carr 
Game 12 - Coastal Carolina - Nate Ong 

12th MONARCH MOMENTS:

There may be 11 Monarchs on the field, but the 12th Monarch is in the stands. Thanks to all the noise of being "Loud and Proud" from the 12th Monarchs at Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium, the opposition was charged with 15 penalties so far this season, 58 in 2011, 51 in 2010, and 41 in 2009 for a total of 165 penalties.

2012 12th Monarch Stats:

Duquesne: Six Penalties
Campbell: Three Penalties
New Hampshire: Six Penalties
Villanova: Three Penalties
Delaware: Four Penalties 
William and Mary: Five Penalties 

2011 12th Monarch Stats:

Campbell: Six Penalties
Hampton: Ten Penalties
UMass: Eleven Penalties
Towson: Three Penalties

James Madison: Six Penalties
Richmond: Four Penalties
Norfolk State: Eighteen Penalties

2010 12th Monarch Stats:
Jacksonville: Seven Penalties
William & Mary: Eight Penalties 
Gardner-Webb: Five Penalties
Cal Poly: Seven Penalties
Georgia State: Nine Penalties

2009 12th Monarch Stats:
Chowan: Seven Penalties
Virginia Union: Eight Penalties
Monmouth: Three Penalties
Presbyterian: Four Penalties
Campbell: Eight Penalties
Georgetown: Five Penalties
N.C. Central: Six Penalties


2012 CAA FOOTBALL PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH (first-place votes)
1.  Towson (12)          
2.  Old Dominion (7)          
3.  James Madison (1)          
4.  New Hampshire (2)          
5.  Delaware          
6.  Maine          
7.  William and Mary          
8.  Villanova          
9.  Richmond          
10.  Rhode Island          
11.  Georgia State

 

 

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