Football: Ohio Northern (5-4 Overall, 4-4 OAC) at Heidelberg (4-5 Overall, 3-5 OAC)

Football: Ohio Northern (5-4 Overall, 4-4 OAC) at Heidelberg (4-5 Overall, 3-5 OAC)

Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, 1:30 pm - Hoernemann Stadium, Tiffin, Ohio

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Saturday's Contest: Saturday's contest is the 10th and final game of the 2018 season for Ohio Northern. ONU is 536-496-36 in 124 seasons of play, a winning percentage of .518. It is also the annual Bendekovic Bowl battle between ONU and HU. ONU is fifth in the 10-team OAC with a 4-4 league record and has clinched an upper division OAC finish for the 22nd time in the past 23 seasons.

ONU Head Coach Dean Paul: Paul is in his 15th season at ONU with a 101-52 record, a winning percentage of .660. Paul is ONU's all-time winningest coach in ONU football history. He is 141-64 in 20 seasons overall and is 8-6 vs. HU.

HU head coach Scott Donaldson: Donaldson is in his 3rd season at Heidelberg with an 18-11 record. He is 2-0 against ONU.

ONU Last Week: The Ohio Northern running game is led by RB Brock Martin (128 att, 650 yards, 13 TDs), RB A.J. Marks (98 att, 588 yards, 6 TDs) and QB Anthony McFadden (126 att, 390 yards, 1 TD). QB Anthony McFadden is 156-of-260 passing for 2,218 yards and 20 TDs. WR Chad Rex (72 rec, 959 yards, 9 TDs) and WR Caleb Saalfeld (31 rec, 497 yards, 5 TDs) lead the receiving corps. LB Mark Niles, LB David Haseleu, S Andrew Valenti lead the defense with 84, 81 and 58 tackles, respectively.

ONU Leaders: The Ohio Northern running game is led by RB A.J. Marks (96 att, 591 yards, 6 TDs), RB Brock Martin (113 att, 549 yards, 10 TDs) and QB Anthony McFadden (110 att, 377 yards, 1 TD). QB Anthony McFadden is 130-of-216 passing for 1,826 yards and 18 TDs. WR Chad Rex (64 rec, 786 yards, 8 TDs) and WR Caleb Saalfeld (27 rec, 455 yards, 4 TDs) lead the receiving corps. LB Mark Niles, LB David Haseleu, S Andrew Valenti lead the defense with 81, 73 and 56 tackles, respectively.

HU Last Week: All-American P Austin Baker set an NCAA Division III record with a 95-yard punt, but Heidelberg fell to John Carroll 27-0 on Saturday. The Blue Streak defense tallied eight sacks and held Heidelberg to 121 total yards. Defensively, S Elijah Brechbill set a career high with 16 tackles and LB Tyler Matuszak had 10 tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss for HU.

HU Leaders: he HU running game is led by QB Trace Reynolds (165 att, 654 yards, 5 TDs) and RB Brandon Short (68 att, 325 yards, 6 TDs). QB Trace Reynolds is 128-of-219 passing for 1,703 yards and 13 TDs. WR Braden Jerome (52 rec, 638 yards, 4 TDs), WR Maceo Matthews (25 rec, 475 yards, 6 TDs) and WR Keivon Belcher (18 rec, 266 yards, 2 TDs) lead the HU receivers. LB Zachary Blackiston, S Elijah Brechbill and LB Tyler Matuszak lead the defense with 90, 56 and 50 tackles, respectively. LB Zachary Blackiston leads HU and the OAC with 10.5 sacks..

Last Year's Game: QB Will Freed threw for 289 yards and 3 TDs to junior Chad Rex to lead Ohio Northern in a 40-21 loss to Heidelberg in Ada. Freed hit Rex on TD passes of 2, 55 and 3 yards, but the Heidelberg offense picked up 655 yards of total offense to spoil ONU's home opener. Rex finished the day with six receptions for 144 yards. Defensively for ONU, S Greg Dennis had 10 tackles and S Andrew Valenti had nine tackles and a blocked PAT in his first career start. Heidelberg out-gained Ohio Northern 655-372 in total offense, but ONU won the time of possession battle 31:17 to 28:43.

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Rushing Yds.
      Passing Yds.
      Receiving Yds.
      Tackles       Sacks  
1. Martin 650   1. McFadden 2,218   1. Rex 959   1. Niles 84   1. Haseleu 3.5
2. Marks 588           2.  Saalfeld 497   2. Haseleu 81   2. 6 Tied With 1.0
3. McFadden 390           3. Rose 337   3. Valenti 58        

All-Time Series: ONU leads the series between the two schools by a 46-35-5 margin. HU has won 2 straight and 6 of the past 7, including a 41-20 win in Ada last season. ONU is 19-21-3 all-time in games played in Tiffin..