Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, 1:30 pm - Berhlohr Stadium, Bexley, Ohio
Saturday's Contest: Today's contest is the seventh game of the 2018 season for each team. ONU is 535-494-36 in 124 seasons of play, a winning percentage of .518. ONU is tied with Heidelberg for fifth place in the 10-team OAC with a 3-2 league record.
ONU Head Coach Dean Paul: Paul is in his 15th season at ONU with a 100-50 record, a winning percentage of .667. Paul is ONU's all-time winningest coach in ONU football history. He is 140-62in 20 seasons overall and is 11-3 vs. CU.
CU head coach Chad Rogosheske: Rogosheske is in his 3rd season at CU with a 5-21 record. He is 0-2 against Ohio Northern.
ONU Last Week: No. 10-ranked John Carroll broke a 14-all tie with two TDs late in the first half and posted a 49-17 victory over Ohio Northern at Dial-Roberson Stadium. QB Anthony McFadden completed 11-of-28 passes for 167 yards and a touchdown and ran 18 times for 41 yards to lead the ONU offense and LB David Haseleu had a career-high 13 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and two PBUs to lead the ONU defense. JCU led after three quarters and tacked on a fourth quarter touchdown to wrap up the scoring. JCU out-gained ONU 540-274 in total offense.
ONU Leaders: The Ohio Northern running game is led by RB A.J. Marks (62 att, 457 yards, 3 TDs), RB Brock Martin (87 att, 448 yards, 9 TDs) and QB Anthony McFadden (77 att, 388 yards). QB Anthony McFadden is 90-of-156 passing for 1,217 yards and 13 TDs. WR Chad Rex (45 rec, 523 yards, 5 TDs) and WR Caleb Saalfeld (19 rec, 303 yards, 3 TDs) lead the receiving corps. LB Mark Niles, LB David Haseleu, S Andrew Valenti lead the defense with 77, 56 and 46 tackles, respectively.
CU Last Week: Top-ranked Mount Union defeated Capital 77-3 at bernlohr Stadium. QB Thomas Wibbeler completed 13-for-25 passes for 151 yards to lead the CU offense, which was limited to 247 total yards and minus-11 yards rushing. Mt Union led 14-0 after one quarter, 49-0 at halftime and 56-3 after three quarters. Defensively, LB Michael Lauofo had 10 tackles to lead Capital.
CU Leaders: The CU running game is led by QB Thomas Wibbeler (77 att, 167 yards, 4 TDs) and RB Antwan Shipp (18 att, 77 yards). QB Thomas Wibbeler is 154-of-269 passing for 1,743 yards and 12 TDs. WR Dartavious Stanford (43 rec, 588 yards, 6 TDs) and WR David Barnett (45 rec, 542 yards, 4 TDs) lead the CU receivers. DE Michael Lauofo, LB Kole Carter, LB Jake Elsayed and DE Blayde McCully lead the defense with 53, 34, 31 and 31 tackles, respectively. DE Kobe Swackhammer leads CU with 1.5 sacks.
Last Year's Game: RB Christiaan Williams ran for a school record 407 yards and 3 TDs to lead Ohio Northern to a 51-21 victory over Capital in Ada. Williams' 407-yard effort came on 29 rushing attempts and surpassed the previous record of 307 yards set in 2000 by All-American, 6-year NFL veteran and ONU Hall of Famer Jamal Robertson against Marietta. Williams also caught one pass for five yards and had 412 all-purpose yards, breaking Robertson's record of 406 set in the same Marietta game in 2000. The Polar Bears rushed for 470 yards on just 39 carries and finished with 643 yards of total offense to 317 for Capital. Defensively, S Cyler Caldwell had 10 tackles and a PBU for Ohio Northern.
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All-Time Series: ONU leads the series between the two schools by an 40-24-1 margin. ONU is riding a 10-game winning streak in the series, dating to a 36-21 victory in 2008. ONU is 16-15-1 all-time in games played at Capital.