MARIETTA, Ohio -- The No. 24 Heidelberg University football team could not find its rhythm, falling at Marietta College, 44-21, on Saturday afternoon. Marietta scored 37 straight points en route to the upset victory.
HU falls to 5-2, 4-2 in conference play. Marietta improves to 4-3, 3-3 OAC.
HOW IT HAPPENED
HU used a trick play to get on the board first. Vocke found Stoyle in the end zone for a 6-yard touchdown pass. Austin Baker's PAT gave Heidelberg an early 7-0 lead.
The story would be all Marietta for the remainder of the half, as the Pioneers tacked on 24 points before halftime. The biggest blow was a 69-yard pass to open the second quarter.
Marietta picked up right where they left off, scoring two more touchdowns before the Student Princes scored again. With 8:28 to play, Stoyle found Vocke for a 20-yard TD pass. Vocke tacked on the final HU touchdown with a 6-yard run.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
The Berg was whistled for 11 penalties for 96 yards. The loss snaps a string of nine straight wins over the Pioneers.
Marietta picked up 29 first downs, compared to Heidelberg's 19. The Pioneers outgained the Berg on yards of total offense. MC racked up 563 yards compared to the Berg's 376.
Heidelberg hosts Wilmington College next Saturday in its homecoming game. The game will also celebrate the 2017 Athletic Hall of Fame class and the 1972 Stagg Bowl team. Kickoff at Hoernemann Stadium is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.