Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, 1:30 pm - Dial-Roberson Stadium, Ada, Ohio
Saturday's Contest: Saturday's contest is the eighth game overall and the final home game of the 2018 season for Ohio Northern. It is also Homecoming and Senior Day for the Polar Bears. ONU is 536-494-36 in 124 seasons of play, a winning percentage of .518. ONU is fifth in the 10-team OAC with a 4-2 league record, while MtU is atop the OAC with a 6-0 mark.
ONU Head Coach Dean Paul: Paul is in his 15th season at ONU with a 101-50 record, a winning percentage of .669. Paul is ONU's all-time winningest coach in ONU football history. He is 141-62 in 20 seasons overall and is 1-13 vs. MtU.
MtU head coach Vince Kehres: Kehres is in his 6th season at MtU with a 77-4 record. He is 5-0 against ONU.
ONU Last Week: Ohio Northern scored on seven of its first 10 possessions, then converted a key fourth down late in the game to hold on for a 49-46 victory at Capital. The Polar Bears rolled up 509 yards of offense and converted 9-of-14 third downs in the victory. The Crusaders completed 33-of-52 passes for 426 yards and five touchdowns. QB Anthony McFadden completed 24-of-34 passes for a career-high 373 yards and four touchdowns and WR Chad Rex had career-highs of 12 catches and 175 yards and also scored two touchdowns for ONU.
RB A.J. Marks ran 23 times for 100 yards and a score, RB Brock Martin ran 11 times for 42 yards and a score and McFadden ran for a TD to lead the ONU offense.
ONU Leaders: The Ohio Northern running game is led by RB A.J. Marks (85 att, 557 yards, 4 TDs), RB Brock Martin (98 att, 490 yards, 10 TDs) and QB Anthony McFadden (84 att, 388 yards, 1 TD). QB Anthony McFadden is 114-of-190 passing for 1,590 yards and 17 TDs. WR Chad Rex (57 rec, 698 yards, 7 TDs) and WR Caleb Saalfeld (23 rec, 384 yards, 4 TDs) lead the receiving corps. LB Mark Niles, LB David Haseleu, S Andrew Valenti lead the defense with 81, 63 and 46 tackles, respectively.
MtU Last Week: No. 1-ranked Mount Union posted its second shutout of the season with a 54-0 home win over Heidelberg. The Purple Raiders extend the nation's longest win streak to 22 games. The MtU defense held HU to 24 first half yards as the Raiders built a 26-0 lead. RB Josh Petruccelli ran 27 times for 101 yards and 2 TDs and QB D'Angelo Fulford completed 17-of-29 passes for 280 yards and 2 touchdowns to lead the MtU offense.
MtU Leaders: The MtU running game is led by RB Josh Petruccelli (83 att, 573 yards, 7 TDs) and QB D'Angelo Fulford (45 att, 287 yards, 3 TDs). QB D'Angelo Fulford is 109-of-167 passing for 1,666 yards and 22 TDs. WR Justin Hill (34 rec, 583 yards, 5 TDs) and WR Luke Harrington (24 rec, 356 yards, 6 TDs) lead the MtU receivers. DE Trey Williams, LB Mitch O'Hara and DE Danny Robinson lead the defense with 41, 40 and 34 tackles, respectively. DE Trey Williams leads MtU with 6.5 sacks.
Last Year's Game: No. 2-ranked Mount Union used an 89-yard pick-6 to post a 27-0 halftime lead and went on to a 43-14 victory in Alliance. The Polar Bears got on the board when QB Will Freed hit WR Malachi Nolletti on a 13-yard TD pass with 7:13 left in the third quarter to make it 27-7. Later in the game, Freed hit Nolletti on an 8-yard TD pass with 3:07 left to play to complete the scoring. Freed finished the day 19-for-38 passing for 197 yards and two TDs and RB Christiaan Williams carried the ball 17 times for 49 yards for ONU. Nolletti .
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All-Time Series: MtU leads the series between the two schools by a 45-14-1 margin. MtU is riding a 12-game winning streak in the series, dating to a 21-14 ONU victory in 2005. ONU is 6-19-1 all-time in games played in Ada.