FB Game Notes: Baldwin Wallace at Heidelberg

FB Game Notes:  Baldwin Wallace at Heidelberg


OAC Football
Baldwin Wallace at Heidelberg

Saturday, November 15, 2014  |  1:30 p.m.
Hoernemann Stadium  |  Tiffin, Ohio


Coming off of a pair of losses, the 2013 Heidelberg University football team wanted to make a statement ending their regular season. Cartel Brooks made sure that statement was clearly delievered, as he ran all over the Baldwin Wallace defense en route to an NCAA all-divisions record 465 yards rushing in a 42-14 thrashing of the host Yellow Jackets.

Baldwin Wallace struck first in the game to take a 7-0 lead, but it would be all Berg from there on out as the Student Princes scored 42 unanswered points to take over the ball game. Heidelberg continued to feed the ball to Brooks, as he was unstoppable on the afternoon. The junior running back finished the game with 465 yards on 38 carries for an unheard-of 12.2 yards per carry and three touchdowns, including scores from 81, 41 and 13 yards out. Geoffrey Helms tacked on 37 rushing yards himself, as Heidelberg went over 500 yards on the ground as a team. Michael Mees, overshadowed by Brooks' big day, was 15-21 for 168 yards and three touchdowns through the air.

The Berg defense had a day where they bent, but did not break, allowing 446 yard of offense to the Yellow Jackets but only allowing 14 points on the day with one of those touchdowns coming with three seconds left in the fourth quarter when the outcome was not in question. Mitchell Kelly and Adam Cepik tied for the team-high with 10 tackles each. Ryan Malloy and Will Lance each had one sack, while Malloy led the defense with a team-high 2.5 tackles for loss as the Student Prince defense recorded 10 on the day.


Year   Wk.                  Result
2013  10   Heidelberg 42   BW 14
2012  10   Heidelberg 35   BW 34
2011   2    Heidelberg 20   BW 35
2010   2    Heidelberg 20   BW 35
2009   7    Heidelberg 41   BW 36
2008   7    Heidelberg 37   BW 34
2007   5    Heidelberg 42   BW 20
2006   5    Heidelberg 10   BW 36
2005   6    Heidelberg 22   BW 35
2004   6    Heidelberg 0     BW 28

Began: 1897
Overall: BW leads 46-21
Streak: Heidelberg, 2
Last 10: Even, 5-5
Mike Hallett vs. Baldwin Wallace: 5-2
John Snell vs. Heidelberg: 7-5


  • QB Michael Mees has 32 career wins
  • Has 93 career TD passes, surpassing the record of 69 set by Andrew Miller in 2010
  • Has 5 career 300+ yard games
  • With 8,430 career yards, Mees has surpassed Shane Fulton atop the Heidelberg career passing list, previously set in 1986


  • RB Cartel Brooks led the OAC in rushing in 2012 & 2013 -- and leads again in 2014
  • 465 yards at Baldwin Wallace last year set NCAA All-Divisions Record
  • 337 yards at Otterbein set a then-HU record (Jeff Brock, 301 yards, 1999 v MUSK)
  • Five TDs at Otterbein ties HU record, held by himself and five others
  • Has 64 career touchdowns (HU record was 58, set by Walt Livingston '58)
  • His 148-yard day vs. CAP was the 26th game of his Heidelberg career to go over 100 yards, with 4 games over 200
  • The three touchdowns against Alma was his 5th career 3+ rushing TD performance
  • Has two career rushing TDs of more than 90 yards (99 at WILM, 2012; 94 at JCU, 2014)
  • 4,905 career rushing yards is second in DIII among active players, third in all of NCAA


  • WR Donteea Dye, a team captain, has two TD catches in six of this season's nine games
  • Dye is chasing Mike Preston's career records...needs 4 TDs and 575 yards to tie the 'Berg standout

Each week, D3football.com and the Ohio Athletic Conference honor top players from Saturday. Here is a running list:

RB Cartel Brooks
       OAC Offensive POTW Week 1
       D3football.com TOTW Week 1
WR Donteea Dye
       D3football.com TOTW Week 3
QB Michael Mees
       OAC Offensive POTW Week 3
K/P Stephen Smith
       OAC Spec. Teams POTW Week 4
Tony Morris & Cameron Vocke Week 5
       Co-OAC Spec. Teams POTW



  • Every week, a male and female student-athlete are tabbed as the Student-Athlete of the Week.
  • This week, volleyball's Sarah Botts and wrestling's Damon Cheek earned the honor


Several Student Princes rank in the top 50 among players in Division III. Here is the current list:

Player Category Rank Stat
Andy Sieving Fumbles Recovered 43 2
Cameron Vocke Punt Return TDs 1 3
Cartel Brooks Rushing TDs  26 12

Rushing Yards Per Game 19 127

Scoring  41 8.7
Donteea Dye All Purpose 50 137.33

Receiving TDs  6 13

Receiving Yards Per Game 23 105.4

Scoring 41 8.7
Michael Mees Passing Efficiency 10 176

Passing TDs 15 26

Passing Yards Per Game 47 241

Passing Yards per Comp. 11 15.49

Points Responsible For 18 180

Total Offense 39 274.9
Stephen Smith Field Goal Percentage 2 0.917

Field Goals Per Game 16 1.22

Scoring  24 9.3
Tony Morris Blocked Kicks 17 2


Prior to the game, the accomplishments of 21 seniors will be highlighted with an on-field ceremony. As noted in the chart below, this is the winningest class in the history of Heidelberg football, which dates back to 1892.

The 2014 season attacked the record book of Heidelberg University. Here is a breakdown of the team and individual records that have been broken and those that may be broken on Saturday.

Statistic Previous Record Holder(s) New Record Stats
Most wins by a senior class 31 wins -- Class of '51, '52, '56, '57, '58 32 wins -- Class of '15
Longest INT Return 100 yds -- Adam Smith 1994 100yds -- Clay Staib
Career TDs, total 58 TDs -- Walt Livingston 1953-56 64 TDs -- Cartel Brooks
Career Rushing Yards 4,077 yds -- Jeff Brock 1996-99  4,905 yds -- Cartel Brooks 
Career Passing Yards 7,373 yds -- Shane Fulton 1983-86 8,430 yds -- Michael Mees
Career Passing TDs 69 TDs -- Andrew Miller 2007-10 93 TDs, Michael Mees
Career Net Yards 9,161 yds -- Shane Fulton 1983-86 9,161 yds -- Michael Mees

Statistic Current Record Holder Still Needed
Ind. Touchdowns thrown, season 27 TDs, Andrew Miller 2008/ M. Mees 2013 Mees needs 1 to tie
Ind. Touchdown receptions, season 15 TDs, Mike Preston 2010 Dye needs 2 to tie
Ind. Touchdown receptions, career 27 TDs, Mike Preston 2007-10 Dye needs 2 to tie
Ind. PATs made, season 56 PATs, Dan Kilger 2013 Smith needs 5 PATs to tie
Team Passing TDs, season 31 TDs, 2013 Team needs 4 to tie
Surpass 5,000 yards rushing
Brooks needs 95
Rushing Yards per Carry HU: 6.44 ypc, Walt Livingston 1953-56 Brooks currently has 7.6ypc

OAC: 6.79 ypc, MTU Nate Kmic 2005-08