Ohio Athletic Conference Football
Heidelberg at Marietta
Saturday, October 24, 2015 | 1:30 p.m.
Don Drumm Stadium | Marietta, Ohio
AFTER WEEK SIX...
...The Heidelberg University football team will look to regroup after a tough defeat to the top-ranked team in the nation. After the Student Princes were held to a field goal at the goal line early in the game, Mount Union took complete control of the momentum and pulled away for the 59-17 win.
Offensively, quarterback Tyler Stoyle threw for 188 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions in a game where he faced a lot of pressure from the Mount defense, which ranks first in the country in total defense. Demetrius Magee caught seven passes for 61 yards and a touchdown while Bryan Lacey had one score on the ground for the Berg offense.
On the defensive side of the ball for the Berg, freshman Verondtae Wilkinson led the way with a pair of sacks. The Berg held Mount Union to a three-and-out on their first possession, but the Purple Raiders found their groove from that point on, going for 601 yards of total offense in the game.
LOOKING AT WEEK SEVEN...
...Heidelberg's contest at Marietta is one of five across the Ohio Athletic Conference on Saturday, with each of the games taking place at 1:30 p.m.
Baldwin Wallace and Otterbein battle in Westerville in a game that is big for both in the OAC standings. The Yellow Jackets and Cardinals are two of the three teams tied for second in the conference with a 4-1 mark.
Mount Union travels to Wilmington in search of their 100th consecutive regular-season victory. The Quakers have had a rough time finding their footing since their season-opening win over Bluffton, dropping five straight games.
Ohio Northern makes a trip to New Concord to take on Muskingum. The Polar Bears are coming off a 52-31 win over Capital while the Muskies fell to Otterbein by one score and are still in search of their first win this year.
Capital hosts John Carroll as the Blue Streaks will look to slow down the Crusaders' potent rushing attack. JCU is also among the teams tied for second place in the OAC currently and will look to hold that position heading down the final stretch of the season.
Overall: HEID leads, 32-20
Streak: HEID, 7
Last 10: HEID, 7-3
Mike Hallett vs. Marietta: 7-1
Andy Waddle vs. Heidelberg: 0-2
LAST TEN YEARS
ACCORDING TO STOYLE
- QB Tyler Stoyle has not played in enough games to be considered among the league leaders in most categories, but for the sake of argument, he would be:
- Completion % -- 2nd (64.1%)
- Yards/Attempt -- 5th (6.9 ypa)
- Yards/Game -- 5th (202.2 ypg)
- Touchdowns -- T4th (10 TDs)
LACE 'EM UP
- Bryan Lacey leads the Student Princes with 798 all-purpose yards -- with 574 yards rushing, 15 in the air, and 209 in kick returns
- Nick DeLisa continued is multi-faceted attack against Mount Union, gaining 77 yards on three kick returns and adding five receptions
OH CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN
- Bryan Lacey, Alex Damschroder, Ryan Malloy & Eric Depinet were elected as team captains for the season via a team vote near the end of camp. Clay Staib was added after Malloy suffered an injury
- Tight end Zach Hogya has enjoyed an increase in production over the past few weeks.
- Hogya had a career-high eight catches against Mount Union, one week after setting a high with six receptions at Muskingum the week before
TIGHTENING THE BELTZ
- In just his second career start, Shawn Beltz set a career-high with eight tackles in the loss to Mount Union, besting the six tackles he had against Muskingum in 2014
- Beltz has a tackle for loss in each of the last two games.
- Three different Heidelberg players had kickoff returns of more than 30 yards against Mount Union, which entered the game as the best return defense in the OAC, and 10th in the nation
- DeLisa sprung one for 52 yards, Donovan Walker had a 49-yarder and Justin Hutchins returned a kick 33 yards
- The big returns pushed MTU back to 22nd in the nation in kick return defense
A TOUGH DAY TO BE A POLAR BEAR
- Heidelberg Athletics had a memorable on Tuesday -- as men's soccer knocked off #25 Ohio Northern, 2-0 and volleyball defeated #22 Ohio Northern, 3-0
- The volleyball match drew the biggest crowd of the year, with more than 600 in attendance
STUDENT PRINCES IN THE NEWS
- Volleyball's Sarah Parker was named OAC Player of the Week after attacking at a .411 clip in wins over John Carroll and Mount Union last week
- Parker was also nominated for American Volleyball Coaches Association's Player of the Week
- Cross country runners Dylan Dombi and Hayley Cochran were named Heidelberg's Student-Athletes of the Week following their top-10 finishes at last weekend's Jenna Strong Invitational at Wilmington. Dombi finished 6th out of 349 and and Cochran placed 9th out of 343 runners.
- In addition to their clutch win over ONU, the HU volleyball team donated more than $1,500 dollars to a local woman to aid in her battle with cervical cancer.