NCAA Football | Ohio Athletic Conference
Marietta at Heidelberg
Saturday, October 22, 2016 | 1:30 p.m.
Hoernemann Stadium | Tiffin, Ohio
AFTER WEEK SIX ...
Heidelberg (2-4, 2-3) looks to rebound from a tough 45-38 loss at Otterbein. A potential game-tying drive stalled at midfield for the Student Princes in the final seconds.
Justin Hutchins, the OAC Special Teams Player of the Week, looks to build off last week. In the Week 6 loss to Otterbein, Hutchins returned three kickoffs for 192 yards, including a 95-yard TD that kept HU in the game. He has had punt return touchdowns called back for penalties in two of the last three games.
Marietta (2-4, 2-3) is fresh off a 66-23 win over Wilmington. The Pioneers scored 60 first-half points en route to their second conference win of 2016. Their first win of the season, a 62-56 barnburning victory over Baldwin Wallace, turned heads across the Division III landscape.
The emergence of quarterback Darrien Fields has been a boon for the Pioneer offense. Fields has completed 70+% of his passes in each of the last four games.
LOOKING AT WEEK SEVEN ...
Just like the Heidelberg/Marietta affair, all OAC games are afternoon matchups.
After being shutout against Mount Union, Capital (3-3) looks to regroup at John Carroll (5-1). The Blue Streaks are undefeated in conference play and have rejoined both Top 25 polls.
No. 1 Mount Union (6-0) looks to keep a perfect record as they host Wilmington (0-6). The smart money is on the Purple Raiders.
Muskingum (3-3) scored late for a win at Baldwin Wallace last week. The pesky Muskies travel to Ohio Northern (2-4) who is looking to respond after being edged out by JCU in Week 6.
Following a disappointing loss, Baldwin Wallace (2-4) looks to get back on track at home. The Yellow Jackets host Otterbein (3-3).
After MTU and JCU, the rest of the standings look like a garbled mess. The last four games will hopefully settle things out.
LOOKING BACK AT 2015
A near-perfect first half and a career day by Bryan Lacey gave the Heidelberg University football team a commanding 63-28 win over Marietta College. HU put up all 63 points in the first half, as Lacey rushed for 207 yards and four touchdowns.
Lacey scored two of his four touchdowns on Heidelberg's first two drives -- giving the Berg an early 14-0 lead. Following Marietta's response with a touchdown of their own, Tyler Stoyle found Tony Morris for a 10-yard touchdown pass. On the ensuing possession, Lacey found the end zone for the third time in the quarter on a 12-yard rush. HU capped off their 35-point first quarter when they capitalized on a Pioneer turnover and Stoyle connected with Nick DeLisa.
Following a Marietta touchdown, Morris broke through the Pioneer defense for a 51-yard touchdown. Just over a minute later, Stoyle hit tight end Zach Hogya for a 26-yard score. Braden Jerome made a diving snag in the end zone, and just before halftime Lacey scored his fourth touchdown of the afternoon. HU held a 63-14 lead at the break. With most of their starters resting, the Student Princes did not score the rest of the contest, and only gave up 14 points to the host Pioneers.
The Berg put up 562 yards of total offense. Stoyle was an efficient 16-21 for 226 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Will Lance led the Student Princes with eight tackles. Austin Crow chipped in seven, including 1.5 for loss.
Overall: HEID leads, 33-20
Streak: HEID, 8
Last 10: HEID leads, 8-2
Scott Donaldson vs. MAR: 0-0
Andy Waddle vs. Heidelberg: 0-2
LAST TEN YEARS
Senior Bryan Lacey has surpassed the 3,000 rushing yard mark.
Lacey has 10 100-yard games and two 200-yard games in his career.
WR Demetrius Magee has a touchdown reception in nine straight games, dating back to 2015.
Magee has 16 touchdown receptions in 15 career starts.
Austin Crow was constantly double- and triple-teamed last week...but still managed to tally a game-high nine tackles.
With his 18 TFLs, Crow ranks 1st in Division III.
KR/PR/CB Justin Hutchins, known by the nickname Juice, had a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown vs. Otterbein.
Hutchins has had punt return touchdowns called back in two of the last three weeks.
Several Student Princes rank in the top 50 nationally:
Player -- Category - Stat -- Rank
- Tyler Stoyle Comp/Game 22.0 -- 30th
- Tyler Stoyle Passing TDs 14 -- 42nd
- Tyler Stoyle Passing Yards/Game 253.0 -- 49th
- Justin Hutchins Kickoff Return TDs 1 -- 6th
- Bryan Lacey Kickoff Returns 25.6 -- 47th
- A.J. Morrison Punting 40.4 -- 29th
- Demetrius Magee 8 Receiving TDs -- 18th
- Austin Crow 1.33 Sacks -- 8th
- Austin Crow 3.1 Tackles For Loss -- 1st
- Verondtae Wilkinson 1.7 Tackles For Loss -- 44th
Prior to the game, four medallions were unveiled at the Adams Academic All-American Plaza at the stadium.
Karlie DiRuzza (VB), Stephen Smith (FB), Derek Hug (BSB) and Mikaela Mitsch (SB) were named CoSIDA Academic All-American last year.
At halftime, Spring Landess Scholar Athlete Award winners will be honored.
Landess winners are athletes who earned a 3.0+ GPA in the semester of competition.