Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, 1:30 pm - Dial-Roberson Stadium, Ada, Ohio
Saturday's Contest: Saturday's contest is the penultimate game and its fourth home game of the 2019 season for Ohio Northern. ONU is 540-501-36 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 105-57 record, a winning percentage of .648. Paul is ONU's all-time winningest coach in ONU football history. He is 145-69 in 20 seasons overall and is 5-10 vs. BWU.
BWU head coach Jim Hilvert: Hilvert is in his 3rd season at BWU with a 21-7 overall record. He is 87-26 in 11 seasons overall and is 1-1 vs ONU.
Last Year's Game: QB Anthony McFadden completed 26-of-44 passes for a career-high 392 yards and two touchdowns to lead Ohio Northern in a 48-41 loss at #24 Baldwin Wallace. ONU also got 8 receptions for 173 yards and a score from WR Chad Rex and 101 yards rushing and 3 TDs from RB Brock Martin. WR Chase Rose had career-highs of 8 receptions and 117 yards. The Yellow Jackets were led by Jake Hudson with 266 yards passing and 2 TDs. Trailing 41-10 midway through the third quarter, ONU scored on its final five possessions and nearly pulled off the impressive comeback. K Chase Watson made a 36-yard FG with :08.5 left to get ONU within 48-41, but BW recovered the ensuing onside kick to hang on for the win. BW outgained Ohio Northern 513-503 in total offense.
ONU Last Week: Ohio Northern wrapped up the road portion of its schedule with a 63-24 loss at #1 Mount Union.
The Polar Bears were led by RB All-American Christiaan Williams, who carried the ball 28 times for 125 yards and 2 TDs. MtU scored on its first 7 possessions to lead 49-3 with 5:48 left in the third quarter.
Williams surpassed the 100-yard mark for his school-record 23rd time in the game. K Dom DiFalco made a career-long 49-yard field goal to make it 7-3 in the first quarter. MtU then scored 35 second quarter points to put the game away. MtU out-gained ONU 604-273 in total offense. LB Mark Niles had a team-best 10 stops to lead the ONU defense.
ONU Leaders: The Ohio Northern running game is led by All-American RB Christiaan Williams (184 att, 1,141 yards, 9 TDs) and QB Anthony McFadden (84 att, 199 yards, 1 TD). QB Anthony McFadden is 117-of-185 passing for 1,546 yards and 20 TDs against just 3 INTs. WR Austin Eick (36 rec, 593 yards, 10 TDs) and WR A.J. Marks (20 rec, 192 yards, 3 TDs) lead the receivers. LB Mark Niles, LB David Haseleu and DE Josh Bever lead the defense with 95, 57 and 42 tackles, respectively. Niles leads the team and the OAC with 95 tackles and Bever leads the OAC with 8 sacks, 13.5 TFL and 3 forced fumbles.
BWU Last Week: Baldwin Wallace won a defensive battle 17-3 over Marietta in Berea. The BWU defense recorded 6 sacks and held MC to 278 yards of total offense. QB Keagan Armitage completed 12-of-22 passes for 166 yards with one touchdown. RB Jon Murray, Jr. led the ground game as he rushed for 103 yards on 21carries with one TD. Defensively, DL Taino Arocho and LB Nick Pankow each recorded a career-best 12 tackles.
BWU Leaders: The BWU running game is led by RB Jon Murray (142 att, 665 yards, 107 TDs) and RB Shaun Perry (72 att, 339 yards, 5 TDs). QB Keagan Armitage is 79-of-128 passing for 1,237 yards and 13 TDs and QB A.J. Miller is 56-of-97 passing for 756 yards and 4 TDs. WR Iyan Mitchell (32 rec, 637 yards, 7 TDs) and WR Deion Greeg (31 rec, 344 yards, 1 TD) lead the BWU receivers. LB Josh Liberati, LB Nick Pankow and DB Jordyn Johnson lead the defense with 69, 59 and 51 tackles, respectively.
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All-Time Series: BWU leads the series between the two schools by a 30-13-1 margin. BWU won last year's meeting 48-41 in Berea. ONU has won three of the last five games in Ada and is 4-3 in games at Dial-Roberson Stadium.