Ohio Athletic Conference Football
Heidelberg at Baldwin Wallace
Saturday, November 14, 2015 | 1:30 p.m.
George Finnie Stadium | Berea, Ohio
AFTER WEEK EIGHT...
...With a three game winning streak and having won five of their past six, the Heidelberg University football team will look to keep up their recent string of success as they travel to Baldwin Wallace for their season finale. The Student Princes never trailed in last week's 45-30 win over Capital, but needed a late score to seal the deal and pull away from the Crusaders on Senior Day in Tiffin.
The HU offense reached the 500-yard mark for the fifth time this season and the third game in a row, going for 512 yards against the Capital Defense. Bryan Lacey had another superb day on the ground, averaging eight yards per carry while rushing for 183 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Quarterback Tyler Stoyle completed a season-high 79.2% of his passes while throwing for 284 yards and a pair of touchdowns while adding one more score with his legs. Jose Sanchez also came through on the ground on Senior Day, rushing for his first touchdown of the season.
On the defensive side of the ball, Chandler Hoover had a career-high 11 tackles in the game, including 0.5 tackles for loss. Both Joey Wooley and Scott Gwisdalla recorded an interception in the game, which brings the season total to 17 for the HU defense on the season.
Mario Petit-Frere blocked a PAT attempt by Capital early in the game to preserve HU's lead to pace the special teams. Senior Stephen Smith had a perfect day kicking, converting a 21-yard field goal while nailing all six of his extra point attempts.
LOOKING AT WEEK NINE...
...It will be a big week for all teams across the Ohio Athletic Conference on Saturday, as each game matches up teams close in the standings. HU's game with BW could decide who finishes 4th in the league standings.
The marquee matchup of the week takes place in University Heights, as top-ranked Mount Union travels to 15th ranked John Carroll. The Blue Streaks will look to sure up their chances at a bid to the playoffs while the Purple Raiders are seeking their 103rd-straight regular season victory. Last year Mount Union knocked off JCU twice – in the final week of the regular season 31-24 and in the Quarterfinals of the NCAA playoffs, 36-28.
At the other end of the spectrum will be the battle of futility in New Concord, as Wilmington travels to Muskingum. Both teams are winless in conference play entering this week.
Capital hosts Marietta in a matchup of teams with identical records to this point. Both are 2-7 overall and 2-6 in OAC play, with both wins for both teams coming over Wilmington and Muskingum.
Otterbein travels to Ohio Northern in the only game that doesn't match up teams within one game of each other in the conference standings. A win by ONU in this game would give them their most wins in a season since a 10-2 mark in 2010.
- Began: 1897
- Overall: BW leads, 46-22
- Streak: HU, 3
- Last 10: HEID leads, 6-4
- Mike Hallett vs. BW: 6-2
- John Snell vs. Heidelberg: 7-6
LAST TEN YEARS
ACCORDING TO STOYLE
- While QB Tyler Stoyle has moved into the top spot in yards per game (238.4) in the OAC, he continues to be a victim of math
- Stoyle has started six games, but played one snap in the season-opening loss to Cortland because Jon Sandwisch's helmet was ripped off
- Dividing Stoyle's 1669 yards by the more-accurate six games, he has averaged 278.2 yards per game -- which would be 27th in Division III
LACE 'EM UP
- RB Bryan Lacey surpassed the 1,000 yard plateau in the win over Capital
- With 1091 yards, Lacey extends HU's string of 1000+ yard rushers to six seasons
- Lacey has netted 2424 rushing yards in his career, with 23 touchdowns
LIVE AND LET DONTEEA DYE
- Alum Donteea Dye had one catch in Tampa Bay's loss to the Giants on Sunday. The catch was for four yards
- Dye has three catches for 15 yards and 1 TD in four games with the Bucs
THE 200 CLUB
- Heidelberg has had a 200+ yard rusher against Baldwin Wallace in each of the past three seasons
- Lacey started the trend as a freshman with 201 yards in the harrowing 35-34 victory to lift HU into the 2012 NCAA Playoffs
- In 2013, Cartel Brooks set an NCAA All-Divisions record with a 465-yard performance in Berea
- Last year, Brooks went off for another 263 yards and five touchdowns
- Saturday's game is the last football contest for 22 players and other team personnel, listed below
- Managers: Shannon Angel, Krista Horning, Lala Vongsavang
- Student Coach: Luke Blochowski
- Players: Jose Sanchez, Scott Gwisdalla, Jon Sandwisch, Alex Rentz, Clay Schoen, Napoleon Bell, Eric Depinet, Joey Wooley, Billy Byrne, Zach Yates, Stephen Smith, Will Lance, Clay Staib, Adam Wolbert, Ryan Finck, Ethan Rodgers, Alex Damschroder, Zack Felton, Dustin Myers, Zach Hogya, Ryan Malloy, Colin Graves
- Last Saturday, the Heidelberg volleyball team won the OAC Tournament for the second time in school history -- defeating Ohio Northern, 3-2, in front of a capacity crown in Seiberling Gymnasium
- As the OAC's automatic qualifier, Heidelberg was selected to play in the Juniata College regional in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
- The Student Princes (26-6) square off with McDaniel College (21-7) at 12:30 on Friday
- The HU/MC winner faces the winner of the Wittenberg-Bluffton game at 3:30 on Saturday
STUDENT PRINCES IN THE NEWS
- Football's Chandler Hoover and volleyball's Ellen Fay were selected as Heidelberg's Student-Athletes of the Week.
- Hoover vacuumed up a career-high 11 tackles in the 45-30 win over Capital. His previous career best was a six tackle effort last year vs. ONU
- Fay, a senior co-captain, has dialed up the intensity late in the season, which has coincided with her team's postseason run. Fay had a 20-dig night against JCU