Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, 1:30 pm - Don Shula Stadium, University Heights, Ohio
Saturday's Contest: Saturday's contest is the sixth of 10 games in the 2019 season for Ohio Northern. ONU is 539-499-36 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 104-55 record, a winning percentage of .654. Paul is ONU's all-time winningest coach in ONU football history. He is 144-67 in 20 seasons overall and is 9-6 vs. JCU.
JCU head coach Rick Finotti: Finotti is in his third season at JCU with a 19-7 overall record. He is 1-1 against ONU.
Last Year's Game: QB Anthony McFadden completed 11-of-28 passes for 167 yards and a touchdown and ran 18 times for 41 yards to lead ONU in a 49-17 loss to #17-ranked John Carroll. JCU was led by a pair of 100-yard rushers, as QB Anthony Moeglin ran 16 times for 126 yards and completed 14-of-22 passes for 254 yards and two scores and RB Michael Canganelli ran 25 times for 109 yards and three scores. The two teams exploded for 42 points in the final 12 minutes of the half as JCU led 28-14 at intermission. RB A.J. Marks scored on a 9-yard run and McFadden threw a 71-yard touchdown pass to WR Anthony Amison. LB David Haseleu had a career-high 13 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and two PBUs to lead the Ohio Northern defense. John Carroll out-gained Ohio Northern 550-274 in total offense.
ONU Last Week: All-American RB Christiaan Williams ran for a season-high 183 yards and a TD to lead Ohio Northern to a 31-23 Homecoming victory over Marietta on Oct. 5. Williams carried the ball 30 times as Ohio Northern finished the day with 235 yards rushing and 429 yards of total offense. QB Anthony McFadden completed 12-of-20 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns for the hosts. Ohio Northern out-gained Marietta 429-336 in total offense. Defensively, LB Mark Niles tied his career-high with 15 tackles for the 2nd consecutive game to lead Ohio Northern. The OAC leader in tackles also had 1.5 sacks, 2.5 TFL and broke up a pass.
ONU Leaders: The Ohio Northern running game is led by All-American RB Christiaan Williams (106 att, 649 yards, 4 TDs) and QB Anthony McFadden (57 att, 151 yards, 1 TD). QB Anthony McFadden is 82-of-123 passing for 1,107 yards and 15 TDs against 1 INT. WR Austin Eick (28 rec, 465 yards, 9 TDs) and WR A.J. Marks (16 rec, 165 yards, 1 TD) lead the receivers. LB Mark Niles, LB David Haseleu and DE Josh Bever lead the defense with 62, 35 and 30 tackles, respectively. Niles leads the team and the OAC with 5.5 sacks.
JCU Last Week: #14 John Carroll broke the OAC record for points scored in a league game with a 90-0 victory at Capital. The win broke the previous OAC record of 84 points set by Ohio Northern in a win over Hiram in 1994 and Mt. Union in a win over Marietta in 2013. RB Michael Canganelli ran for 156 yards and 3 touchdowns John Carroll led 28-0 at halftime and 59-0 after three quarters and out-gained Capital 605-141 in total offense.
JCU Leaders: The JCU running game is led by RB Michael Canganelli (69 att, 412 yards, 7 TDs) and RB Devin Limerick (35 att, 164 yard, 3 TDss). QB Jake Floriea is 55-of-97 passing for 825 yards and 4 TDs. WR Joe Torok (13 rec, 233 yards) and RB Michael Canganelli (10 rec, 73 yards) lead the JCU receivers. DB Chad Stalnaker, LB Connor Bogard and LB Tyler Frederick lead the defense with 28, 26 and 20 tackles, respectively.
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All-Time Series: JCU leads the series between the two schools by a 19-13 margin. The teams have split the last 4 meetings, with the road team winning each time. In fact, the visiting team has won the last 6 games. The teams are tied at 8-8 in games played at John Carroll.