Football: Muskingum (1-0 Overall, 0-0 OAC) at Ohio Northern (1-0 Overall, 0-0 OAC)

Football: Muskingum (1-0 Overall, 0-0 OAC) at Ohio Northern (1-0 Overall, 0-0 OAC)

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, 1:30 pm - Dial-Roberson Stadium, Ada, Ohio

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Saturday's Contest: Today's contest is the 2018 Ohio Athletic Conference opener for both teams. ONU is 533-492-36 in 124 seasons of play, a winning percentage of .518. Northern is riding a modest 3-game winning streak, which includes the final two games of the 2017 season..

ONU Head Coach Dean Paul: Paul is in his 15th season at ONU with a 97-48 record. Paul is ONU's all-time winningest coach in ONU football history. He is 136-60 in 18 seasons overall and is 12-2 against MU.

AC head coach Erik Ieuter: Ieuter is in his first season at MU with a 1-0 record. He is 0-0 against ONU.

ONU Last Week: Ohio Northern opened its 2018 season with a 34-17 victory over Adrian (Mich.) under the lights at Dial-Roberson Stadium. The Polar Bears got 76 yards rushing and 2 TDs from RB Brock Martin and a key pick-6 by DB Jaymar Hines. LB Mark Niles had a career-high 15 tackles and two PBUs for ONU as well. Adrian controlled play in the early going, holding the ball for 14 of the first 17 minutes and led 7-0 on a 2-yard run with 12:41 left in the half. Northern rallied for three touchdowns in the final 5:26 of the half to take a 20-7 lead into intermission. S Greg Dennis had 11 tackles and a PBU and LB David Haseleu had 10 tackles and a PBU for ONU. Northern out-gained AC 321-306 in total offense.

ONU Leaders: The ONU running game is led by RB Brock Martin (17 att, 76 yards, 2 TDs) and QB Anthony McFadden (10 att, 68 yards). QB Anthony McFadden is 9-of-18 passing for 132 yards and 2 TDs. WR Chad Rex (4 rec, 70 yards, 1 TD) and WR Caleb Saalfeld (3 rec, 52 yards) lead the receiving corps. LB Mark Niles, S Greg Dennis and LB David Haseleu lead the defense with 15, 11 and 10 tackles, respectively.

MU Last Week: The Muskingum football era under Head Coach Erik Ieuter started on Saturday with a season opening 31-24 win at Waynesburg. The Muskies outscored the Yellow Jackets 24-7 in the second half to notch the victory. QB Brody Hahn led the Muskie offense going 14-of-28 for 237 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. Muskingum sealed the road win with a seven-play, 65-yard drive that culminated with a Hahn 20-yard touchdown pass to TE end Granger Long with 1:59 on the clock.

MU Leaders: The MU running game is led by RB Bernard Johnson (7 att, 37 yards) and QB Brody Hahn (5 att, 20 yards). QB Brody Hahn is 14-of-28 passing for 237 yards and 3 TDs. TE Granger Long (4 rec, 93 yards, 1 TD) and RB Warren Wilson (3 rec, 30 yards, 1 TD) lead the MU receivers. DE Tim Ousley, LB Brandon Schon and DB Cortez McGinnis led the defense with 11, 11 and 9 tackles, respectively. LB Brandon Schoen and LB Ricco Collins-Hayes lead MU with .5 sack each.

Last Year's Game: ONU overcame 5 turnovers and a missed 22-yard field goal with 24 seconds left to defeat Muskingum 7-6. ONU was led by RB Christiaan Williams, who ran 38 times for 168 yards and ONU's only score. MU got 172 yards passing and a TD by QB Brody Hahn. Clinging to a 7-6 lead late, Northern fumbled the ball at the Muskingum 9-yard line with 2:50 left in the game. The Muskies marched 86 yards to the ONU 3-yard line. But a 22-yard field goal with 24 seconds left was wide right and the Polar Bears escaped with the 7-6 victory. ONU head coach Dean Paul became the school's all-time career wins leader with his 94th win as a Polar Bear.

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Rushing Yds.
      Passing Yds.
      Receiving Yds.
      Tackles       Sacks  
1. Martin 76   1. McFadden 132   1. Rex 70   1. Niles 15        
2. McFadden 68           2.  Saalfeld 52   2. Dennis 11        
3. Marks 48           3. Rose 9   3. Haseleu 10        

All-Time Series: ONU leads the series between the two schools by a 30-23-2 margin. ONU has won 6 straight since a 27-7 MU victory in 2011. ONU edged MU 7-6 in New Concord in 2017.

Tickets: Tickets are priced at $7 for adults and $3 for seniors and non-OAC students and children and are available at the gate.