Football: Wilmington (1-0 Overall, 0-0 OAC) at Ohio Northern (2-0 Overall, 1-0 OAC)

Football: Wilmington (1-0 Overall, 0-0 OAC) at Ohio Northern (2-0 Overall, 1-0 OAC)

Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, 1:30 pm - Dial-Roberson Stadium, Ada, Ohio

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Saturday's Contest: Saturday's contest is the final game of a 3-game home stand to open ONU's 2018 season. ONU is 533-492-36 in 124 seasons of play, a winning percentage of .518. ONU is riding a modest 4-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 98-48 record. Paul is ONU's all-time winningest coach in ONU football history. He is 137-60 in 18 seasons overall and is 14-0 against WC.

WC head coach Bryan Moore: Moore is in his 2nd season at WC with a 3-8 record. He is 0-1 against ONU.

ONU Last Week: QB Anthony McFadden ran for a career-high 112 yards and threw for 223 yards and 2 TDs to lead Ohio Northern to a 42-14 victory over Muskingum at Dial-Roberson Stadium. The Polar Bears also got 81 yards rushing and a touchdown from RB A.J. Marks and 44 yards rushing and three touchdowns from RB Brock Martin. ONU led 21-7 at halftime and 28-7 after three periods. ONU out-gained MU 459-422 in total offense. Northern stopped MU on three of its trips to the red zone, forcing a missed field goal and stopped the Muskies twice on downs on back-to-back possessions in the third quarter. LB David Haseleu had a career-high 12 tackles and LB Mark Niles had 11 tackles for ONU.

ONU Leaders: The ONU running game is led by QB Anthony McFadden (22 att, 180 yards), RB A.J. Marks (18 att, 129 yards, 1 TD) and RB Brock Martin (29 att, 120 yards, 5 TDs). QB Anthony McFadden is 27-of-46 passing for 355 yards and 4 TDs. WR Chad Rex (13 rec, 128 yards, 2 TDs) and WR Caleb Saalfeld (5 rec, 113 yards, 1 TD) lead the receiving corps. LB Mark Niles, LB David Haseleu and S Andrew Valenti lead the defense with 26, 22 and 17 tackles, respectively.

WC Last Week: Wilmington opened up its 2018 season with a convincing 49-7 victory at Earlham (Ind.) in the Quaker Bowl on Sept. 1. QB Kyle Barrett completed 13-of-16 passes for 294 yards and 2 TDs in his first career start. RB D.J. Chambers ran seven times for 73 yards and a score. Wilmington scored on all six of its first half possessions and weathered a 2-hour lightning delay to lead 42-0 at halftime. LB Aaron Volle led the WC defense with six tackles. WC out-gained WC 496-168 in total offense.

WC Leaders: The WC running game is led by RB D.J. Chambers (7 att, 73 yards, 2 TDs) and RB Malik Sims (6 att, 52 yards, 1 TD). QB Kyle Barrett is 13-of-16 passing for 294 yards and 2 TDs. WR Ace Taylor (3 rec, 68 yards) and WR Zayne Hart (2 rec, 8 yards) lead the WC receivers. LB Aaron Volle, DL Kyle Ackley, DL Weston Trampler and LB Steve Broussard lead the defense with 6, 5, 5 and 5 tackles, respectively. DL Weston Trampler leads WC with 3 sacks.

Last Year's Game: Ohio Northern scored on its first six possessions and led 42-12 at halftime, then held off a furious rally to hang on for a 49-45 win at Wilmington. The Polar Bears scored on its first six possessions in the first half, but the Quakers scored on their last six possessions to get within 49-45 with 1:21 to play in the game. RB Christian Williams had 125 yards rushing on 19 carries with a TD. QB Anthony McFadden completed 15-of-21 passes for 283 yards and 5 TDs in his first career start. WC was led by Luke Creditt, who completed 35-of-47 passes for 444 yards and five TDs. The two teams combined for 1,036 yards of total offense with WC holding a 585-451 advantage.

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Rushing Yds.
      Passing Yds.
      Receiving Yds.
      Tackles       Sacks  
1. McFadden 180   1. McFadden 355   1. Rex 128   1. Niles 26   1. Yoho 1.0
2. Marks 129           2.  Saalfeld 113   2. Haseleu 22        
3. Martin 120           3. Hadley 48   3. Valenti 17        

All-Time Series: ONU leads the series between the two schools by a 27-3 margin. ONU has won 24 straight since a 28-12 WC victory in 1956. ONU edged WC 49-45 in Wilmington 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.