NCAA Football | Ohio Athletic Conference
Heidelberg at Wilmington
Saturday, October 29, 2016 | 1:30 p.m.
Williams Stadium | Wilmington, Ohio
AFTER WEEK SEVEN ...
Despite giving up 28 second half points, Heidelberg (3-4) held on for a 41-28 win over Marietta College. The Student Princes look to even their record in a road game in Week 8.
The Student Princes have to be pleased with their receiving corps. Even with the absence of chain-moving Nick DeLisa, HU has been effective through the air with Tony Morris and Demetrius Magee. The emergence of Cam Vocke and Geoff Helms as hybrid tight ends have added a new wrinkle to the Tricolor attack.
Defensively, the secondary came up big on several occasions against Marietta. Heidelberg broke up five passes and picked off another -- forcing the Pioneers to stick to the run and limiting their ability to mount a full comeback.
Wilmington (0-7) took another large-margin loss in Week 7, as they played defending National Champion Mount Union. The Quakers are searching for their first conference win since 2012.
LOOKING AT WEEK EIGHT ...
All five OAC games slated for Week 8 have 1:30 p.m. kickoff times.
John Carroll (6-1) looks to stay unbeaten in conference action. The Blue Streaks travel to Muskingum (3-4). The Muskies, one week after a 14-13 triumph over BW, were stomped by Ohio Northern, 44-3.
After both teams suffered tough losses in Week 7, Baldwin Wallace (2-5) takes on Capital (3-4) in Bexley. BW is looking to salvage their season while the Crusaders crave another signature win.
Mount Union (7-0) put 71 points on the board last week and looks to stay undefeated when they travel to Otterbein (4-3). The Cardinals are fresh off a thrilling last minute victory over BW.
Marietta (2-5) hosts Ohio Northern (3-4). Both teams have had an up and down season with surprising conference wins and heartbreaking losses.
LOOKING BACK AT 2015
The Heidelberg University football team forced seven turnovers on their way to defeating Wilmington College 44-0 in their first shutout since 2012. The Student Princes put up over 500 yards of total offense in the contest.
The defense started the scoring for HU. Ethan Rodgers forced a Quaker fumble inside their own 5 yard line and Clay Staib recovered it in the end zone. Holder Jarett Wasson ran the snap on the point after into the end zone for a successful two-point conversion. Tyler Stoyle connected with Braden Jerome for a 16-yard touchdown pass to give the Tricolor a 15-0 lead in the second quarter. With just over a minute to play in the half, Stoyle found Zach Hogya for an 8-yard touchdown completion. The HU defense went to work, forcing a Wilmington three-and-out -- a 25 second drive. The Berg tacked onto their lead once more before intermission when Stoyle completed a 25-yard touchdown pass to Demetrius Magee at the buzzer.
Leading 30-0 at the half, the Berg scored on their first possession of the third quarter. Stoyle and Jerome connected again -- this time a 25 yarder. On the ensuing WC drive, Malik Dudley snared his first collegiate interception and returned it 17 yards to the Quaker 4 yard line. The following play, HU capped off their scoring when Stoyle found Hogya again for a 4-yard touchdown. Stephen Smith's PAT brought the score to 44-0.
Stoyle was 27-47 passing with five touchdowns and 350 yards. Bryan Lacey led the way on the ground with 127 rushing yards. Hogya led all receivers with eight receptions good for 79 yards and two touchdowns. Five Student Prince defenders recorded picks on the afternoon -- Wasson, Dudley, Will Lance, Justin Hutchins, and Scott Gwisdalla. Staib and Nick Walsh picked up two fumble recoveries.
Overall: Series tied, 8-8
Streak: HEID, 7
Last 10: HEID leads, 8-2
Scott Donaldson vs. WILM: 0-0
Stacey Hairston vs. Heidelberg: 1-3
LAST TEN YEARS
Senior Bryan Lacey has 11 100-yard games and two 200-yard games in his career
Lacey has nine career multi-touchdown games
WR Demetrius Magee's touchdown streak was snapped at nine games
Magee has 16 touchdown receptions in 16 career starts
Austin Crow was constantly double- and triple-teamed last week...but still managed to tally a game-high nine tackles
With his 22 TFLs, Crow ranks 1st in Division III
I CAM, I SAW, I CONQUERED
TE Cameron Vocke has excelled since his move to the tight end position
Vocke is Averaging 16 yards/catch in the last three games
Several Student Princes rank in the top 50 nationally:
Player -- Category - Stat -- Rank
- Tyler Stoyle Comp/Game 20.43 -- 44th
- Tyler Stoyle Passing TDs 17 -- 35th
- Justin Hutchins Kickoff Return TDs 1 -- 6th
- A.J. Morrison Punting 39.6 -- 31st
- Demetrius Magee 8 Receiving TDs -- 23rd
- Austin Crow 1.14 Sacks -- 15th
- Austin Crow 3.1 Tackles For Loss -- 1st
- Verondtae Wilkinson 1.7 Tackles For Loss -- 32nd
PRINCES IN THE NEWS
Volleyball's Karlie DiRuzza was named OAC Player of the Week
DiRuzza averaged 13 assists per set as HU went 2-0 last week
Soccer's Greg Raimondo was selected as the OAC Scholar Athlete of the Month