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Football Had Record-Setting 2012 Season

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Release: January 07, 2013
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Jan. 7, 2013

NORFOLK, Va. - Old Dominion University football had a record setting season in 2012, breaking several NCAA team and individual records, leading the nation in several categories while it was all culminated with sophomore quarterback Taylor Heinicke winning the Walter Payton Award to the best player in the FCS.

ODU led the FCS in scoring offense, total offense and passing offense and finished in the top-15 in seven other categories. Heinicke led the nation in eight passing categories while wide receiver Nick Mayers finished tied for second in the nation in touchdown catches. Kicker Jonathan Plisco was fifth in punting average.

Heinicke broke several passing records, including passing yards in a season, while Jonathan Plisco set the FCS career record for punting average at 45.1 yards per punt.

Old Dominion Led the FCS in the following Categories
Scoring Offense: 45.15
Total Offense: 548.23
Passing Offense: 393.85

ODU finished in the Top-15 in several other categories
Rank Category Total
3 Pass Efficiency 162.19
3 First Downs Per Game 27.08
4 Third Down Conversions 51.85 Percent
4 Fourth Down Conversions 72.73 Percent
T-10 Interceptions 15
11 Tackles For Loss 7.46 Per Game (97.0 Total)
15 Sacks 2.85 Per Game (38 Total)

ODU Individually Ranked in the Top-15 in Various Categories
Player Category Rank Total
Taylor Heinicke Passing Yards Per Game 1 390.46
Taylor Heinicke Passing Yards 1 5,076
Taylor Heinicke Completions 1 398
Taylor Heinicke Attempts 1 579
Taylor Heinicke Total Offense Per Game 1 426.62
Taylor Heinicke Points Responsible For 1 26.00 (338 total)
Taylor Heinicke Passing Touchdowns 1 44
Taylor Heinicke Total Touchdowns 1 55
Taylor Heinicke Passing Efficiency 2 162.62
Nick Mayers Receiving Touchdowns T-2 16
Nick Mayers Receiving Yards 7 1,233
Nick Mayers Receptions T-14 79
Jonathan Plisco Punting Average 5 45.0
Jarod Brown Touchbacks 8 30
Jarod Brown Extra Points Made T-1 73
Jarod Brown Scoring (Kicker Only) 4 103

ODU NCAA FCS Single-Game Records
Most First Downs Passing
37 - ODU vs. New Hampshire (9/22/12)
Most Yards Game Combined
1,549 - ODU (824) vs. New Hampshire (725) (9/22/12)
Most First Downs Combined
74 - ODU (39) vs. New Hampshire (35) (9/22/12)

ODU Single-Season Records
Highest Passing Percentage (more than 450 att.) 68.8 Percent (Taylor Heinicke - 398-of-579, 68.7%, Nate Ong - 5-of-6, 83.3 %, Antonio Vaughan - 0-of-1)
Most Consecutive Extra Points Made
75 (Jarod Brown 73-of-73, Ricky Segers 2-of-2)

Old Dominion NCAA Individual Single-Season Records
Most Extra Points Made Without a Miss
73 - Jarod Brown

Taylor Heinicke Single-Season FCS Records

Passing Yards
New - 5,076 - Taylor Heinicke - ODU - 2012
Old - 4,863 - Steve McNair - Alcorn State - 1994

Completions
New: 398 - Taylor Heinicke - ODU - 2012
Old: - 385 - Brett Gordon - Villanova - 2002

Most Games 200 Yards Passing or More
Tie - 13
Taylor Heinicke - Old Dominion - 2012
Jeremy Moses - Stephen F. Austin - 2009
Chris Lum - Lehigh - 2011

Most Passing Yards Gained in Two Consecutive Games
New: 1,216 - Taylor Heinicke - Old Dominion - 2012
486 vs. Campbell (9/15/12), 730 vs. New Hampshire (9/22/12)
Old: 1,150 - Steve McNair - Alcorn State - 1994
587 vs. Samford (10/29/94), 563 vs. Mississippi Valley State (11/5/94)

Total Offense
Most Plays in a Season
New: 705 - Taylor Heinicke - ODU - 2012
Old: 680 - Bruce Eugene - Grambling - 2002

Near the Top
Passing Yards Per Game
1. Willie Totten - Miss. Valley St. - 455.7 - 1984
2. Steve McNair - Alcorn State - 442.1 - 1994
3. Taylor Heinicke - ODU - 390.5 - 2012

Touchdown Passes
1. Willie Totten - MVSU - 56 - 1984
Bruce Eugene - Grambling - 56 - 2005
2. Taylor Heinicke - ODU - 44 - 2012
Steve McNair - Alcorn St. - 44 - 1994

Total Touchdowns
1. Willie Totten - MVSU - 61 - 1984
2. Bruce Eugene - Grambling - 59 - 2005
3. Taylor Heinicke - ODU - 55 - 2012

Passing Attempts
1. Jeremy Moses - Stephen F. Austin - 598 - 2008
2. Taylor Heinicke - ODU - 579 - 2012

Total Offense
1. Steve McNair - Alcorn State - 5,799 - 1994
2. Taylor Heinicke - ODU - 5,546 - 2012

Single-Game Records
Passing Yards - 730 vs. New Hampshire (9/22/12)
Total Offense - 791 vs. New Hampshire (9/22/12)
Passing Yards in a Quarter - 293 in 4th quarter vs. New Hampshire (9/22/12)
Passing Yards in a Half - 480 in the Second Half vs. New Hampshire (9/22/12)
Passes in a Game Without an Interception: 79 vs. New Hampshire (9/22/12)
Total Offense in a Quarter: 293 in 4th quarter vs. New Hampshire (9/22/12)
Total Offense in a Half: 496 in the Second Half vs. New Hampshire (9/22/12)

Single-Game FCS Playoff Records
Total Offense - 542 vs. Coastal Carolina (12/1/12)
TD Passes - Tie - 6 vs. Coastal Carolina (12/1/12)

Old Dominion NCAA Individual Career Records
Punting Average: Jonathan Plisco - 45.1 (2009-12)

ODU CAA Single-Season Records
Most Points- 587
Most Yards - 7,127
Most Yards Per Game - 548.2
Most Touchdowns - 79
Extra Points Made - 75
Extra Points Attempted - 75

Individual CAA Records
Single-Game Records

Pass Attempts - Taylor Heinicke 79 vs. New Hampshire (9/22/12)
Pass Completions - Taylor Heinicke 55 vs. New Hampshire (9/22/12)
Pass Yards - Taylor Heinicke 730 vs. New Hampshire (9/22/12)
Total Yards - Taylor Heinicke 791 vs. New Hampshire (9/22/12)

Nick Mayers 271 receiving yards against New Hampshire (9/22/12) is the sixth most in CAA history.
Single-Season Records
Pass Completions - Taylor Heinicke - 398
Touchdown Passes - Taylor Heinicke - 44
Passing Yards Per Game - Taylor Heinicke - 390.5

ODU Team CAA Rankings in the Top-4
Rank Category Total
1 Scoring Offense 45.2
1 Passing Offense 393.8
1 Total Offense 548.2
1 Passing Efficiency 162.2
1 Field Goal Pct. 83.3
1 Extra Point Pct. 1.000
1 Sacks 38
1 First Downs 27.1
1 Third Down Conv. 51.9
1 Fourth Down Conv. 72.7
3 Interceptions 15
3 Third Down Conv. Def. 39.9
3 Red Zone Offense 86.1
3 Red Zone Defense 71.0
4 Net Punting 36.2
4 Kickoff Coverage 40.1

ODU Individually in the CAA Top-10
Player Category Rank Total
Tyree Lee Rushing Yards 5 864
Tyree Lee Rushing Yards Per Game 10 66.5
Taylor Heinicke Total Offense Per Game 1 426.6
Taylor Heinicke Passing Yards Per Game 1 390.5
Taylor Heinicke Passing Efficiency 1 162.6
Jarod Brown Scoring 1 103
Nick Mayers Scoring 2 98
Nick Mayers Receptions 2 79
Antonio Vaughan Receptions 4 60
Blair Roberts Receptions T-6 56
Larry Pinkard Receptions T-8 55
Nick Mayers Receiving Yards 1 1,233
Antonio Vaughan Receiving Yards 5 885
Larry Pinkard Receiving Yards 7 830
Blair Roberts Receiving Yards 9 707
Colby Goodwyn Kick Return Avg. 4 21.1
Antonio Vaughan All Purpose Yards 3 1,357
Nick Mayers All Purpose Yards 4 1,321
Jonathan Plisco Punting Average 1 45.0
Jarod Brown Field Goal Pct. 1 83.3
Jarod Brown Extra Point Pct. 1 1.000
Craig Wilkins Sacks T-1 6.5
Craig Wilkins Tackles For Loss T-1 13.5
Caleb Taylor Tackles For Loss T-1 13.5
Chris Burnette Fumbles Forced T-1 3
Chris Burnette Tackles (Def. Linemen) 1 73
Dom. Guinn-Bailey Tackles (Def. Linemen) 4 52
Preston Smith Tackles (Def. Linemen) 6 50
Erik Saylor Tackles (Def. Linemen) 7 48
Craig Wilkins Tackles (Linebackers) 3 90
Caleb Taylor Tackles (Linebackers) 4 87
John Darr Tackles (Linebackers) 9 75

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