WOFFORD 23, NEW HAMPSHIRE 7
SPARTANBURG — Eric Breitenstein ran for three touchdowns and 247 yards on Saturday as Wofford opened the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs with a 23-7 victory over New Hampshire on Saturday.
Breitenstein broke free for a 54-yard TD run on the Terriers' first possession and Wofford's defense kept the Wildcats (8-4) of the Colonial Athletic Association out of synch throughout. Breitenstein also scored on a 6-yard run right before halftime and a 26-yard burst in the third quarter that sealed things for the Terriers (9-3) of the Southern Conference.
Wofford (9-3) will take on either North Dakota State or South Dakota State in next week's quarterfinals.
The Terriers came in as the country's second-best FCS rushing team at more than 348 yards a game. They had surpassed that total in the third quarter and ended with 454 yards on the ground.
New Hampshire lost its opening playoff game for the second straight season.
OLD DOMINION 63, COASTAL CAROLINA 35
NORFOLK, Va. — Taylor Heinicke threw for six touchdowns and rushed for two more while leading Old Dominion over Coastal Carolina 63-35 in a second-round Football Championship Subdivision playoff game.
Heinicke completed 32 of 44 passes for 497 yards and rushed seven times for 45 yards. His six touchdown passes tied an FCS playoff record and his 542 yards total offense established another mark.
The sophomore's 4,655 passing yards in 2012 are the second-highest single-season total in FCS history.
Old Dominion (11-1) will play Georgia Southern in next week's quarterfinals.
Heinicke threw for touchdowns on three consecutive possessions after Coastal Carolina (8-5) tied the game at 35 late in the third period. Larry Pinkard caught three touchdown passes for Old Dominion, including a 6-yarder that put the Monarchs ahead for good with 1:52 remaining in the third period.
Strom Thurmond grad Aramis Hillary passed for 352 yards and three touchdowns for the Chanticleers.
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