NCAA Football | Ohio Athletic Conference
Heidelberg at Capital
Saturday, November 12, 2016 | 1:30 p.m.
Bernlohr Stadium | Bexley, Ohio
AFTER WEEK NINE ...
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.
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.
LOOKING AT WEEK TEN ...
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).
LOOKING BACK AT 2015
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.
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
LAST TEN YEARS
- 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
I CAM, I SAW, I CONQUERED
- 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
PRINCES IN THE NEWS
- 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
WITH A WIN, HEIDELBERG...
- 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)