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Old Dominion faces Coastal Carolina in the second round of the NCAA FCS playoffs.
The Old Dominion Monarchs and their high-powered passing game host the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers on Saturday with a trip to the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinals on the line. ODU is riding a five-game winning streak and earned a bye with their No. 4 seed in the tournament. Coastal Carolina had to beat Bethune Cookman last Saturday in the first round for the chance to face the Monarchs.
ODU is averaging an impressive 44.5 points per game on the year, and 382 yards passing per game. Taylor Heinicke is a do-everything quarterback for the Monarchs. He became just the 13th quarterback in FCS history to throw for 4,000 yards this year while tossing 35 touchdowns to just 13 interceptions. Heinicke has also picked up 377 yards and eight scores on the ground.
The Chanticleers have a dual-threat quarterback of their own in Aramis Hillary. The senior has completed 65 percent of his passes for 2,313 yards and 18 touchdowns, while rushing for 522 yards and three touchdowns.
Game time, TV schedule: 2 p.m. ET, ESPN3