Ohio Athletic Conference Football
Capital at Heidelberg
Saturday November 11, 2017 | 1:30 p.m.
Hoernemann Stadium | Tiffin, Ohio
Senior Day | Military Appreciation Day
AFTER WEEK NINE
Unable to gain any offensive momentum, Heidelberg was stunned last week at Baldwin Wallace, 27-10. Despite sacking the Yellow Jackets four times, HU could not stop BW offense, who converted 10 of 16 third downs.
Capital fell to a resurgent Marietta in Week 9. The Crusaders look to end the year on a positive note, winning their second conference game of the season.
The Student Princes will close out their 2017 campaign in a 1:30 p.m. matchup against Capital. Prior to the game, Heidelberg will recognize its senior class. Additionally, it will be Military Appreciation Day at Hoernemann Stadium.
LOOKING AT WEEK TEN
The 2017 regular season wraps up with afternoon contests for all 10 Ohio Athletic Conference teams.
After a valiant comeback effort came up just short in Week 9, Wilmington will travel to Muskingum. ONU bounced the Quakers following 21 fourth quarter points by WC. The Muskies look to pick up their lone conference win of the season in their finale.
No. 2 Mount Union makes the trip north to John Carroll in an attempt to close out the regular season with a perfect 10-0 record. Handing MTU its lone OAC loss in 2016, the Blue Streaks hope to do the same on their home turf.
Ohio Northern held off Wilmington last week to cling to a 49-45 win. The Polar Bears will host Baldwin Wallace after the Yellow Jackets pulled off a huge win at home against the Berg.
Marietta racked up 531 yards of total offense in a win over Capital. Otterbein will try and find an answer to stop the Pioneer offense on the road. The Cardinals were trounced by John Carroll in their final home game of 2017.
LOOKING BACK AT 2016
In the final game of 2016, Heidelberg handily defeated Capital, 61-13, spoiling Senior Day for the Crusaders. HU held a commanding 33-0 lead at the half in a game where Tyler Stoyle threw for five touchdowns.
Stoyle found three different receivers in the end zone -- Geoff Helms, Cameron Vocke, and Demetrius Magee -- in the first quarter for a quick 21-0 lead. The visitors tacked onto their lead early in the second quarter by picking up a safety. A 23-yard AJ Morrison field goal was followed up by a 14-yard TD to Tony Morris for a 33-0 lead at the break.
Freshman Dallas O'Green pushed through the Capital defense to find the end zone for a 4-yard rush. With just under two minutes remaining in the period, the Crusaders finally got on the board with a 32-yard touchdown pass. Heidelberg responded, as Stoyle found Magee as time expired in the third. The final two HU scores came from big plays -- a 62-yard run by Vocks and a 59-yard punt return by Justin Hutchins.
Stoyle was 22-37, throwing for 301 yards and five touchdowns, while Vocke tallied 136 all-purpose yards and two scores. Morrison finished the afternoon a perfect 8 of 8 for extra points. Austin Crow led the Berg defense with eight tackles, including three for loss.
Overall: HEID leads, 39-31-1
Streak: HEID, 6
Last 10: HEID, 6-4
Scott Donaldson vs. CAP, 1-0
Chad Rogosheske vs. Heidelberg, 0-1
LAST TEN YEARS
TYLER, THE CREATOR
• Senior quarterback Tyler Stoyle is back for his
third season under center, 17-9 as a starter since
taking over midway through the 2015 campaign
• The senior has thrown for 300+ yards 12 times
• He currently sits tied for second all-time in HU
history with 69 passing touchdowns
• In two career starts against BW, Stoyle is 41/61
for 585 yards, with seven touchdowns and two
• Senior defensive tackle Austin Crow, a
preseason All-American, is 20th in the nation
averaging 1.8 TFLs/game
• For his career, Crow has 216 tackles, 62.5 TFLs
and 24.5 sacks
• All-American Demetrius Magee surpassed 2,000
career yards vs. OTT and has 27 touchdowns,
tied for first on the HU career list with Mike
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
• Junior transfer Austin Baker is 8th in the nation
in punting, averaging better than 41 yards/punt
• As a team, Heidelberg is 10th, averaging 37.84
• Baker hit a career-long 45-yard field goal vs.
Wilmington -- which caromed off the crossbar
LIGHTS, 'CAM'-ERA, ACTION
• Mr. Do-it-All Cameron Vocke is now 2-2 passing,
hitting Magee on a 6-yard pop pass on a reverse
• Cam surpassed 100 rushing yards for the
second time in his career with 108 yards at BW
• Vocke has scored 33 touchdowns in addition to
the TD pass to Tyler Stoyle
HU FOOTBALL PROFESSOR OF THE WEEK
• This week's Prof of the Week is Prof. Ryan
Musgrave, Athletic Training Program Director
• 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