Ohio Athletic Conference Football
No. 24 Heidelberg at Muskingum
Saturday, September 30, 2017 | 1 p.m.
McConagha Stadium | New Concord, Ohio
AFTER WEEK THREE
No. 24 Heidelberg looks to stay unbeaten following a 47-21 upset victory over No. 9 John Carroll. Five interceptions gave the Student Princes plenty of momentum, including pick-sixes from Donovan Walker and Michael Warden.
It was HU's first win over a ranked opponent since 2012 where they defeated No. 25 Otterbein. With the win, Heidelberg has been ranked in this week's D3Football.com poll at the No. 24 spot. It is the first time the Student Princes have been ranked since 2014.
After falling at home to Marietta, Muskingum searches for its first conference win of the season against the Berg. The Muskies have dropped three straight games since their week one shutout win over Waynesburg.
LOOKING AT WEEK FOUR
Five afternoon matchups are on this week's Ohio Athletic Conference slate.
Following a dominant win in week three, Marietta travels north on I-77 to Baldwin Wallace. BW looks for its first conference win of the year against the Pioneers.
Both teams coming off heartbreaking losses on the road, Capital hosts Otterbein for the cross-town rivalry game. Capital fell in overtime at Wilmington while the Cardinals got tossed around at ONU.
Wilmington looks to keep its momentum after defeating Capital in overtime last week. The Quakers will travel to John Carroll, who will be looking for a rebound win after getting upset at the Berg.
The only other undefeated team in the conference, Mount Union, hosts Ohio Northern. Both the Purple Raiders and Polar Bears had blowout victories in week three.
LOOKING BACK AT 2016
It took a last minute touchdown to give Heidelberg a 27-24 Homecoming victory over Muskingum. Senior Bryan Lacey's 2-yard touchdown run with 34 seconds to play proved to be the difference maker in a frantic fourth quarter.
Just 17 seconds into the game, Lacey struck with a 58-yard TD run. The two-point conversion attempt was intercepted, but HU took a quick 6-0 lead. The Muskies tacked on a field goal at the end of the first quarter, as they took a 6-3 score into halftime.
A Muskie touchdown in the third put the visitors ahead 10-6. Demetrius Magee started a manic fourth quarter, where both teams combined for 35 points. Tyler Stoyle found Magee for a 13-10 HU lead. After a pick-six gave Muskingum a lead, Cameron Vocke put the Berg back on top with a 15-yard pass from Stoyle. A 75-yard pass from the Muskies gave the visitors a 24-20 lead with 2:29 to play. Lacey capped off a 75-yard drive with a 2-yard TD rush for the Student Princes to take the win.
Lacey led the way on the ground with 117 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Demetrius Magee and Nick DeLisa combined for 12 receptions for 181 yards with a touchdown. Nick Walsh led the defense with 10 total tackles. The Berg defense tallied 13 TFLs, including three from Austin Crow.
Overall: MUSK leads, 35-56-6
Streak: HEID, 7
Last 10: HEID, 9-1
Scott Donaldson vs. MUSK: 1-0
Al Logan vs. Heidelberg: 1-9
LAST TEN YEARS
• Senior quarterback Tyler Stoyle is back for his
third season under center, 14-6 as a starter
since taking over midway through the 2015
• The senior has thrown for 300+ yards in four
• He currently sits third all-time in HU history with
59 passing touchdowns
• Stoyle has spread his 59 TD passes around to 10
• Senior defensive tackle Austin Crow, a
preseason All-American, is 24th in the nation
averaging one sack per contest
• For his career, Crow has 185 tackles, 52.5 TFLs
and 19 sacks
PICK YOUR POISON
• The Student Princes are 10th in DIvision III with
eight interceptions on the year, including five vs.
• Each pick against JCU also featured intense
pressure on the QB by a defensive lineman or
WTTF STUDENT ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
• Cheerleader Alaina McHale and men's golfer
Kurtis Lazur were named the WTTF StudentAthletes
of the Week
• McHale and the cheerleading squad braved
scorching temperatures on the track, cheering
the football team to the big upset
• Lazur won the Defiance Invitational with a
4-under 67. The team also won the tourney.
• This week's Prof of the Week is Dr. Robin
Heaton, Assistant Professor of Communication
• Three professors are nominated by the captains
and voted on as a team
• The Professor of the Week is invited to all
practices and may accompany the team for the
WITH A WIN, HEIDELBERG...
• Would move to 4-0 for the first time since 2013
• Would extend streak over MUSK to eight,
continuing best stretch vs. Muskies in HU history
• Would extend the program's winning streak to
eight games, their most since an 11-game win
streak that spanned the 2011 and 2012 seasons
PRINCES IN THE NEWS
• Volleyball and women's soccer each host
Muskingum at 1 p.m. -- the OAC opener for both
• Men's soccer will start OAC play in New Concord
at 4 p.m.
• Women's golf is at the OAC Fall Preview
Tournament at River Greens
• Cross country runs at All-Ohio on Friday, 9/29