Live long enough and you see everything: an actor becomes president; technology in the palm of your hand; a decent sitcom on ABC.

Same holds true for college football, where Saturday produced one of those moments in our little corner of the world.

Old Dominion and New Hampshire staged one for the ages, a 64-61 affair in Norfolk that folks will DVR and save for years.

As for ODU quarterback Taylor Heinicke, well, we’re beginning to believe that he pulled a Robert Johnson and made a transaction that has allowed him to perform at a level previously unheard of.

Heinicke’s crossroads, however, is believed to be somewhere near South Mills in the Great Dismal Swamp. Or near the Burger King on Laskin Road in Virginia Beach.

Heinicke put up crazy offensive numbers. As Comrade Teel has chronicled elsewhere, the true sophomore from suburban Atlanta, playing just his 13th college football game, shattered a slew of national records. Among them were Division I marks for passing yardage (730 yards), total offense (791) and pass attempts without an interception (79).

Heinicke’s 730 yards passing Saturday were more than five CAA teams have totaled all season. His passing average (480.2) and total offense average (529.0) are more than double that of No. 2 John Laub of Richmond (220.2 and 257.8, respectively) in CAA stats.

ODU coach Bobby Wilder, a former quarterback and QB coach, said after Saturday’s game that he has a hard time fathoming what Heinicke is doing. He’s not the only one.

As for Heinicke, he was as surprised by the numbers as anyone. He also seems unfazed by the offensive Ferrari he commandeers, a kind of quarterback savant. Wilder said he projected the same calmness when the Monarchs trailed by 23 as when they were driving for the winning field goal.

You don’t have a game like that without a lot of help. Start with his offensive line and receivers, who protected him and made plays. Give backdoor assists to ODU’s defense and New Hampshire’s offense. The Wildcats scored so quickly and so often that it provided Heinicke and the ODU offense more chances.

On the flip side, ODU’s defense played a part in allowing UNH to score quickly and often. The Monarchs’ defense also made just enough plays and stops in the second half to permit Heinicke and the offense to come from behind and log video game numbers.

It seems impossible for Heinicke and the Monarchs’ offense to continue to put up such numbers. Whether they do or not, the message they sent Saturday: They’re never out of a game, which might be as powerful a force as anything they do on the field.

William and Mary’s string of close, competitive losses came to a crashing end in Saturday’s 51-21 loss to Delaware. Bonus anguish: The game was delayed by lightning, giving the players an extra hour and 22 minutes to stew over a big deficit before finishing out in a mostly-empty stadium.

The Tribe will point out that the Blue Hens notched 21 points from the defense and special teams, which caused the score to get out of hand. However, Delaware also ran the ball effectively, had a 10 1/2-minute advantage in time of possession, and put together drives almost at will.

W&M also had a special teams touchdown on B.W. Webb’s long punt return late. So even if you take away the “non-traditional” scores, the Tribe still falls something in the 30-14 or 30-17 range.

Bottom line: Without creating turnovers, an offense averaging 14.5 points per game doesn’t score enough and stresses a quality defense

JMU overcame a potential trap game against the Rhode Island Conference Wafflers and the apparent kidnapping of head coach Mickey Matthews in a 32-7 win in Kingston, R.I.

A Matthews imposter stood by as the Dukes threw for 347 yards and attempted nearly as many passes (42) as runs (46). Quarterback Justin Thorpe (27-for-40, 340 yards, 2 TD, 2 int) put in a full day’s work with 380 yards passing and running, except that his full day was a par-4 short of Heinicke’s total offense figure.

Still, Air Mickey was plenty effective as 10 different players caught passes. Jamie Veney and the JMU defense limited Rhody to 19 net yards rushing and nine first downs.

Richmond won its first CAA game since 2010 (roll that around in your head), dispatching the Fighting Currys 35-14 in front of 9,500 at the Georgia Dome, which has become part of the Atlanta Public Library system on Georgia State home Saturdays.