FB Game Notes: Heidelberg at Capital

FB Game Notes: Heidelberg at Capital


NCAA Football | Ohio Athletic Conference
Heidelberg at Capital
Saturday, November 12, 2016 | 1:30 p.m.
Bernlohr Stadium | Bexley, Ohio


Heidelberg (5-4) looks to close out the season on a win. Last week the Student Princes gritted out a 37-27 win against BW on Senior Day.

Garrett Shutler led the Berg defense with nine tackles, three for loss, and a successful marriage proposal. Austin Crow added eight tackles, including four for loss. Defensively, HU totaled 13 TFLs.

After falling to Marietta in Week Nine, Capital (4-5) looks to finish the year at .500. Capital was edged out by the Pioneers in the final minute.

Capital has been with the services of promising redshirt-sophomore quarterback Thomas Wibbeler, who appeared to have been injured in the Week 7 loss at John Carroll.

A win would give the Crusaders their first .500 season since 2011.


All five OAC matchups have afternoon kickoff times. This week's slate is highlighted by the Mount Union/John Carroll matchup.

No. 1 Mount Union (9-0) will try to win their 25th consecutive OAC title. No. 16 John Carroll (8-1) looks to snap that streak and finish the year undefeated in conference play in Alliance.

Marietta (3-6) is seeking their first four-win season since 2006. The Pioneers travel to Otterbein (4-5) who look to stop a two-game losing skid.

Following a 77-point win, Ohio Northern (5-4) travels to Baldwin Wallace (2-7). ONU is looking to close out 2016 on a four-game win streak.

Wilmington (0-9) will look for their first win of the season when they host Muskingum (3-6).


On Senior Day, the Heidelberg University football team edged out Capital University 45-30. The Berg never trailed in the contest, building to a 19 point lead at halftime.

Bryan Lacey started the offense for the Student Princes with a 3-yard touchdown run. Capital responded with a touchdown of their own, but the PAT was blocked, preserving the Berg's 7-6 lead.

On their first drive of the second quarter, Lashaun Moore had a 7-yard TD grab from Tyler Stoyle -- giving the Berg a 14-6 lead. Capital responded on their next possession with a 39-yard field goal. Touchdown runs by Lacey and Stoyle pushed the Heidelberg lead to 28-9 at the half.

In the final minute of the third quarter, Capital chipped away at the Student Prince lead yet again with a touchdown run. The Tricolor answered with a 21-yard field goal from Stephen Smith and a 5-yard touchdown pass to Demetrius Magee. The Crusaders scored on their next two possessions, cutting the Heidelberg lead to eight points. A three-play, 47-yard drive was capped off with an 11-yard touchdown run from Jose Sanchez. The score sealed the Heidelberg victory 45-30.

Stoyle was an efficient 19-24 for 284 yards and two touchdowns. Stoyle added one more touchdown with his legs. Lacey led the way on the ground with 183 yards rushing and two touchdowns -- eclipsing the 1,000 yards rushing mark for the season. Clay Staib and Chandler Hoover anchored the defense with 11 tackles each.

Began: 1928
Overall: HEID leads, 38-31-1
Streak: HEID, 5
Last 10: Even, 5-5
Scott Donaldson vs. Capital: 0-0
Chad Rogosheske vs. Heidelberg: 0-0


Year Week Site BERG CAP
2015 9 H 45 30
2014 9 A 52 28
2013 5 H 73 17
2012 5 A 44 10
2011 4 H 55 3
2010 4 A 50 60
2009 2 A 32 46
2008 2 H 17 38
2007 3 A 10 42
2006 3 H 7 65


  • Senior Bryan Lacey is entering the 41st game of his memorable careerLacey has 3475 yards rushing and 35 total touchdowns
  • As a freshman, Lacey filled in for an injured Cartel Brooks and tallied 201 yards rushing in a Week 10 win over Baldwin Wallace -- which propelled the Student Princes into the NCAA Playoffs


  • P/K A.J. Morrison kicked his way to two big honors After tallying a career-high three field goals on Saturday, Morrison was named OAC Special Teams Player of the Week
  • The senior was also named to the D3football.com Team of the Week


  • Austin Crow was back at it again with the tackles for loss on Saturday -- with 4 TFLs for 26 yards against BW
  • Crow moved back into the nationwide lead with 2.8 TFLs/game


  • TE Cameron Vocke has excelled since his move to the tight end position
  • Has 290 yards and three touchdowns in last four games


  • QB Tyler Stoyle continues to be efficient
  • With 22 touchdown passes, Stoyle has 47 in his career -- three behind Shane Fulton for third place on the Heidelberg career list
  • A 22+-TD season has only been done five times before in school history
  • Stoyle is 32 completions shy of setting a single season record (Shane Fulton, 222 in 1985)


  • Heidelberg leads the OAC and is eighth in the nation with 3.89 sacks/game
  • HU tallied seven in the win over BW


  • Volleyball qualified for the NCAA Regional Tournament for the eighth time, but lost in the opening round
  • Volleyball's Sarah Parker earned OAC Player of the Year honors for the second time 
  • Volleyball's Rachel Raimondo was named OAC Libero of the Year
  • Parker and Raimondo were first team selections; Karlie DiRuzza was a second-team honoree; Janessa Scott and Mariah Sullivan were honorable mentions
  • Men's soccer placed three on the All-OAC list -- Kyle Boone (first team), Kiki Alvarado (second team), Joseph Tallarico (honorable mention)
  • Women's soccer goalkeeper Alexandra Farmer was named an All-OAC honorable mention


  • Would tally its 50th +.500 season in school history
  • Would get to six OAC wins for the 11th time in school history
  • Would give Scott Donaldson his sixth win ... only three other coaches in school history had more than five wins in their first year (T. R. Turney - 8 in 1930; Dr. C.M. Sickles - 6 in 1912; Pete Riesen - 6 in 1971)
  • Would end the season with a four-game winning streak for the second time in the last three years (2014)