Ohio Athletic Conference Football
Heidelberg at Marietta
Saturday October 21, 2017 | 1:30 p.m.
Don Drumm Stadium | Marietta, Ohio
AFTER WEEK SIX
Heidelberg finds itself back in the Top 25 following a thrilling 48-45 overtime victory over Otterbein. At No. 24, the Berg hits the road to Marietta and looks to extend its winning streak to nine straight over the Pioneers.
The Student Princes outlasted Otterbein in a shootout at Hoernemann Stadium. Austin Baker's 34-yard field goal heroics sent HU home with a win in its second-ever night game on campus. Cameron Vocke scored three times in the win.
Marietta is fresh off a win at Wilmington. The Pioneers' defense had four sacks on the afternoon, helping the team to a 43-33 win. Quarterback Darrien Fields was an efficient 18 of 22 in the game for 233 yards and four touchdowns.
LOOKING AT WEEK SEVEN
All ten OAC teams are in action on Saturday afternoon, with the exception of the BW-Otterbein matchup, slated for a 7 p.m. kickoff.
Muskingum is still in search of its first OAC win of the season. The Muskies fell last week following a field goal kicked with two minutes to play. They welcome Ohio Northern, who upset John Carroll in double overtime last week.
Looking to respond following the 2OT loss, John Carroll will travel to Capital. The Crusaders look to end a four-game losing streak, despite being shutout by JCU in 2016.
Wilmington hosts No. 2 Mount Union, searching for an upset. MTU has outscored its opponents so far this season, 360-45.
Baldwin Wallace looks to avenge 2016's loss in the final seconds to Otterbein. The Cardinals will host BW under the lights, in hopes of bouncing back after falling in overtime in a shootout in Tiffin.
LOOKING BACK AT 2016
Building to a commanding lead at the half helped the Heidelberg University football team prevail over Marietta College, 41-28. The Student Princes took a 34-0 lead into halftime and were able to keep the Pioneers at an arm's length for the remainder of the contest.
Tyler Stoyle connected with Tony Morris for three touchdown passes in the first half. Senior Bryan Lacey added two rushing touchdowns in the half. After three straight Marietta scores in the second half, Trace Reynolds found Cameron Vocke for a 48-yard touchdown. The fourth quarter score allowed the Berg to distance itself enough from MC.
Stoyle finished 11-20 for 150 yards and three touchdowns. Lacey led the way on the ground with 167 yards and two touchdowns. With nine tackles each, Austin Crow and Josh Shaffer led the HU defense. Three of Crow's nine tackles were for a loss.
Overall: HEID leads, 34-20
Streak: HEID, 9
Last 10: HEID, 9-1
Scott Donaldson vs. MAR, 1-0
Andy Waddle vs. Heidelberg, 1-4
LAST TEN YEARS
TYLER, THE CREATOR
• Senior quarterback Tyler Stoyle is back for his
third season under center, 16-7 as a starter
since taking over midway through the 2015
• The senior has thrown for 300+ yards 11 times
• He currently sits third all-time in HU history with
66 passing touchdowns
• Threw for a career-high 489 yards vs. Otterbein
• In two career starts against Marietta, Stoyle is 27
for 41 for 376 yards, with eight touchdowns and
• Senior defensive tackle Austin Crow, a
preseason All-American, is 21st in the nation
averaging 1.8 TFLs/game
• For his career, Crow has 200 tackles, 57.5 TFLs
and 22 sacks
• All-American Demetrius Magee continued
his dazzling senior year with an 11-catch
performance vs. Otterbein
• Magee surpassed 2,000 career yards in the win
and has 26 touchdowns
P.S., IF THIS IS AUSTIN
• Junior transfer Austin Baker is 15th in the nation
in punting, averaging better than 41 yards/punt
• As a team, Heidelberg leads the nation in net
punting at 40.25
• Ahkil McGill's block of an Otterbein FG changed
the complexion of the Week Six win
• The special ops unit is fifth in the nation with
five blocked kicks
• HU also partially blocked a pooch-punt vs. OTT
HU FOOTBALL PROFESSOR OF THE WEEK
• This week's Prof of the Week is Dr. Terry Lemley,
Professor of Physics
• Three professors are nominated by the captains
and voted on as a team
• The POTW is invited to all practices and may
accompany the team for the coin toss
WTTF STUDENT ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
• Women's soccer player Abigail Callahan and
football's Trace Reynolds have been named the
WTTF Student Athletes of the Week
• Callahan scored the game-winning goal in the
2-1 at Otterbein -- the second time in as many
years her goal has been the difference vs. the
• On the game-winning field goal vs. Otterbein,
Reynolds scooped a bouncing snap and set it
up for Austin Baker's kick