FB Game Notes: Heidelberg at No. 1 Mount Union

FB Game Notes: Heidelberg at No. 1 Mount Union


NCAA Football | Ohio Athletic Conference
Heidelberg at Mount Union
Saturday, October 8th  | 1:30 p.m.
Mount Union Stadium  | Alliance, Ohio


Bryan Lacey's last-minute touchdown run gave Heidelberg a 27-24 win on Homecoming over Muskingum. The late TD came as part of a seesaw fourth quarter that saw five lead changes.

The Heidelberg offense looked disjointed in the first half, minus the 58-yard touchdown rush by Lacey on the first play from scrimmage. After the touchdown, the Student Princes had six straight three-and-outs in the first half.

The HU defense, however, kept the team in the ballgame. The defensive front tallied eight sacks and 13 tackles for loss.

AJ Morrison has been an asset punting, with a league-leading 41.8 yards per punt.

No. 1 Mount Union faced their toughest test of the year thus far -- a 38-21 win at Ohio Northern. The MTU win featured a 100-yard pick six and a special teams touchdown on a bad punt snap.


Much like the Heidelberg (2-2) / No. 1 Mount Union (4-0) game, all OAC matchups are afternoon affairs. 

After squeaking out a one-point victory last week, Capital (3-1) looks to stay undefeated in OAC play as they host Ohio Northern (1-3).

Otterbein (1-3) and Muskingum (2-2) both suffered last-minute losses in Week Four. Which team will rebound for this week's game in New Concord?

John Carroll (3-1) controlled the tempo last weekend, cruising to a win over Wilmington. The Blue Streaks host Marietta (1-3) who dropped BW in a combined 118-point slugfest in Week Four.

Baldwin Wallace (1-3) makes the trek down to Wilmington (0-4). Both teams are looking for their first conference victory this season.


A potent offense proved to be too much for the Heidelberg University football team as they dropped their contest 59-17 with the visiting No. 1 ranked University of Mount Union.

After falling behind 7-0, Stephen Smith cut the Purple Raiders lead to 7-3 with a 20-yard field goal. Mount Union's offense ignited as they scored four touchdowns and tacked on a field goal before the end of the half. Trailing 38-3 at the start of the third quarter, the Berg fumbled on their own 4-yard line. Mount Union quickly capitalized, scoring on the next play and taking a commanding 45-3 lead. Bryan Lacey and Demetrius Magee both scored touchdowns for the Student Princes, but could not chip away at Mount Union's lead.

The Purple Raiders outgained HU as their offense put up 601 total yards compared to Heidelberg's 244 yards. Tyler Stoyle was 24-36 for 188 yards and a touchdown. Zach Hogya finished the day with eight receptions for 62 yards while Demetrius Magee caught seven receptions for 61 yards and a touchdown.

Shawn Beltz led the way for the Student Princes with eight tackles, including one for a loss. Verondtae Wilkinson tallied two sacks on the afternoon.

Began: 1910
Overall: MTU leads, 46-13
Streak: MTU, 27
Last 10: MTU leads, 10-0
Scott Donaldson vs. MTU: 0-0
Vince Kehres vs. Heidelberg: 2-0


Quarterback Tyler Stoyle was 19-33 with 268 yards and two TDs in Week Four.

For the ninth time in 11 starts, Stoyle threw for over 200 yards.


Senior Bryan Lacey rushed for over 100 yards for the tenth time in his career against Muskingum.

He is now 36 yards away from surpassing the 3,000 rushing yard mark.


Demetrius Magee has a touchdown reception in seven straight games, dating back to 2015.

Magee has 13 touchdown receptions in 13 career starts.


Austin Crow continues to be a force on the defensive line. Crow picked up two sacks last weekend -- he now has 10 in his career.

With his 30 tackles for loss, Crow ranks 2nd in Division III in the statistic.


K/P AJ Morrison set a new career high in the win over Muskingum with an average 46.8 yards per punt.

Morrison leads the conference with 41.8 ypp.


Several Student Princes rank in the top 50 nationally: