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Zach Pascal had eight catches for 99-yards on Saturday.
Courtesy: ODU Sports

Game Two Preview: Old Dominion at NC State

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: September 02, 2014
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RALEIGH, N.C. - Old Dominion University football travels to NC State on Saturday, Sept. 6 to take on the Wolfpack at Carter-Finley Stadium.

• NC State came back from a 10-point fourth quarter deficit to defeat Georgia Southern 24-23 last Saturday.

• Gerard Johnson rushed for 137 yards while Taylor Heinicke passed for 281 and three touchdowns as ODU defeated Hampton 41-28 on a hot Saturday afternoon in Norfolk.

• Zach Pascal caught a team-high eight passes for 99 yards while Antonio Vaughn had nine catches for 79 yards.

• Just like 2013, Andre Simmons and Fellonte Misher led the defense with nine and eight tackles, respectively.  Misher intercepted the third pass of his career to set up an ODU touchdown.

• Junior college transfer Poncho Barnwell led a six sack effort by the defense with 1.5 sacks.

• ODU Head Coach Bobby Wilder is 47-14 in his five years in Norfolk.  The former Maine offensive coordinator led ODU to FCS playoff berths in 2011 and 2012 along with a CAA Championship in 2012.

Chasing the Record Books
Taylor Heinicke ranks in the top-30 in several all-time QB categories and is quickly tracking down and passing players on the list.

Career Passing Yards
Rk. Player    School                            Yards    Yards Needed
23. Tajh Boyd    Clemson                        11,904    140
24. Byron Leftwich    Marshall                 11,903    139
25. Chase Holbrook New Mexico St.      11,846    82
26.Taylor Heinicke ODU                          11,764

Career Passing TD Passes
Rk. Player    School                              TD’s    TD’s Needed
14. Russell Wilson NC St./Wisconsin    109    4
15. Tajh Boyd    Clemson                       107    2
16. Taylor Heinicke ODU                        105

Career Total Offense
Rk. Player    School                  Yards    Yards Needed
14. Chase Daniel Missouri        13,486    547
15. Corey Robinson Troy           13,141    202
Russell Wilson NC St./Wisconsin13,141    202
17. Brad Smith    Missouri          13,088    149
18. Tajh Boyd    Clemson            13,069    130
19. Derek Carr    Fresno State    13,032    93
20. Taylor Heinicke ODU             12,939

Hauling Them In
Sophomore Zach Pascal led ODU with eight catches for 99 yards and two touchdowns.  He just missed his second-career 100-yard receiving game.  The two TD catches ties his career high.

Hauling Them In (Part Two)
Senior Antonio Vaughan had five catches for 79 yards and a score in the win against Hampton.  He is just 12 yards away from moving into second on the school’s all-time receiving yards list.

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