Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, 2 pm - Williams Stadium, Wilmington, Ohio
Saturday's Contest: Saturday's contest is the third consecutive road contest for Ohio Northern in 2019. ONU is 537-498-36 in 125 seasons of play, a winning percentage of .518.
ONU Head Coach Dean Paul: Paul is in his 16th season at ONU with a 102-54 record, a winning percentage of .654. Paul is ONU's all-time winningest coach in ONU football history. He is 142-66 in 20 seasons overall and is 15-0 vs. WC.
WC head coach Bryan Moore: Moore is in his third season at Wilmington with a 3-19 record. He is 0-2 against ONU.
Last Year's Game: Ohio Northern rolled up 610 yards of offense in a 49-16 victory over Wilmington. Both of ONU's running backs had career days, as RB A.J. Marks ran 10 times for a career-high 146 yards and a score and RB Brock Martin rushed 23 times for a career-best 136 yards and 2 scores. QB Anthony McFadden ran 10 times for 78 yards and was 15-of-22 passing for 253 yards and 3 TDs and WR Chad Rex caught 9 passes for 140 yards and a TD for the Polar Bears. WC was led by Kyle Barrett, who completed 16-of-35 passes for 235 yards and two TDs. Defensively, LB Mark Niles had 10 tackles and LB David Haseleu had six tackles, a sack and a 37-yard pick-6 for ONU.
ONU Last Week: QB Anthony McFadden threw 4 TD passes to WR Austin Eick to lead Ohio Northern to a 39-10 win at Muskingum. ONU trailed 10-3 late in the first half, but the duo connected for 4 TDs in a span of 12:16 as ONU took a 32-10 lead with 3:25 left in the third period. Eick had career-highs of 8 catches for 136 yards and his 4 scores. McFadden was 22-of-31 passing for 280 yards and 4 scores and RB All-American Christiaan Williams ran 27 for 142 yards and a score to lead the ONU offense. Williams eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the 17th time in his 21 career games. He also reached the 3,000-yard plateau for his career to become just the fifth Polar Bear to reach that mark, finishing the game with 3,032 career yards.
ONU Leaders: The Ohio Northern running game is led by All-American RB Christiaan Williams (45 att, 201 yards, 1 TD) and QB Anthony McFadden (31 att, 76 yards, 1 TD). QB Anthony McFadden is 31-of-48 passing for 380 yards and 5 TDs. WR Austin Eick (12 rec, 175 yards, 5 TD) and WR A.J. Marks (6 rec, 63 yards) lead the receiving corps. LB Mark Niles, LB David Haseleu and LB Jacob Bailey lead the defense with 1203, 13 and 11 tackles, respectively.
WC Last Week: QB Kyle Barrett completed 30-of-52 passes for 330 yards and a touchdown as Wilmington fell in its OAC opener 35-10 at Heidelberg. HU led 14-0 at halftime, but WC scored on a 3-yard TD pass from Barrett to WR Ace Taylor with 9:33 left in the third quarter. K Tyler Butcher made a 20-yard field goal with 5:42 left in the third to get WC within 21-10. HU scored two fourth quarter TDs to out the game away. Heidelberg out-gained Wilmington 388-368 in total offense.
WC Leaders: The WC running game is led by RB Gino Hinton (18 att, 62 yards) and RB Malik Sims (16 att, 35 yards). QB Kyle Barrett is 47-of-78 passing for 542 yards and 2 TDs. WR Ace Taylor (15 rec, 117 yards, 2 TDs) and WR Itika Wynn (14 rec, 187 yards) lead the WC receivers. DB Ameer Jackson , LB Tavion Bryant and DB tre-Quez Parks lead the defense with 20, 19 and 19 tackles, respectively.
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All-Time Series: ONU leads the series between the two schools by a 28-3 margin. ONU has won 25 straight in the series, including a 49-16 victory in Ada last season. ONU is 13-1 all-time against WC in Wilmington and is 19-0 since Wilmington joined the OAC in 2000.