Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, 1:30 pm - Finnie Stadium, Berea, Ohio
Saturday's Contest: Saturday's contest is the ninth game overall and the penultimate game of the 2018 season for Ohio Northern. ONU is 536-495-36 in 124 seasons of play, a winning percentage of .518. ONU is fifth in the 10-team OAC with a 4-3 league record, while Baldwin Wallace is tied for second in the OAC with a 6-1 mark.
ONU Head Coach Dean Paul: Paul is in his 15th season at ONU with a 101-51 record, a winning percentage of .664. Paul is ONU's all-time winningest coach in ONU football history. He is 141-63 in 20 seasons overall and is 5-9 vs. BW.
BW head coach Jim Hilvert: Hilvert is in his 2nd season at BW with a 13-5 record. He is 0-1 against ONU.
ONU Last Week: QB Anthony McFadden completed 16-of-26 passes for 236 yards and a TD to lead Ohio Northern in a 55-24 loss to No. 1-ranked Mt Union on Homecoming Weekend and Senior Day in Ada. Mount Union scored on its first six possessions, including all four in the first half. But the Polar Bears also had success on offense, scoring on a 1-yard pass from McFadden to WR Chad Rex and a 38-yard field goal from K Chase Watson to trail 27-10 at intermission. RB A.J. Marks scored on a pair of 3-yard TD runs in the second half for ONU. LB David Haseleu and sophomore Andrew Valenti had 10 tackles each to lead the ONU defense. MtU out-gained ONU 540-318 in total offense.
ONU Leaders: The Ohio Northern running game is led by RB A.J. Marks (96 att, 591 yards, 6 TDs), RB Brock Martin (113 att, 549 yards, 10 TDs) and QB Anthony McFadden (110 att, 377 yards, 1 TD). QB Anthony McFadden is 130-of-216 passing for 1,826 yards and 18 TDs. WR Chad Rex (64 rec, 786 yards, 8 TDs) and WR Caleb Saalfeld (27 rec, 455 yards, 4 TDs) lead the receiving corps. LB Mark Niles, LB David Haseleu, S Andrew Valenti lead the defense with 81, 73 and 56 tackles, respectively.
BW Last Week: K Jimmy Marshall booted a career-long 42-yard field goal as time expired to lift Baldwin Wallace past Marietta 30-28 at Don Drumm Stadium in Marietta. QB Jake Hudson completed 17 of 27 passes for 235 yards with 3 TDs and two interceptions. Hudson also led the ground attack as he rushed for 72 yards on 15 carries with 1 TD. WR Rob Wolfington added a career-high 10 catches for 102 yards with 2 TDs. Defensively, DB Ty Fields had a career-best and game-high 16 tackles. MC out-gained BW 404-389 in total offense.
BW Leaders: The BW running game is led by RB Jon Murray (101 att, 631 yards, 7 TDs) and QB Jake Hudson (89 att, 361 yards, 6 TDs). QB Jake Hudson is 144-of-219 passing for 2,024 yards and 18 TDs. WR Ron Wolfington (34 rec, 538 yards, 5 TDs), WR Chad Steinwachs (30 rec, 370 yards, 6 TDs) and WR Jordan Leverette (26 rec, 545 yards, 3 TDs) lead the BW receivers. DB Ty Fields, LB Josh Liberati and DE Wezlee Spence lead the defense with 47, 45 and 38 tackles, respectively. DE Wezlee Spence leads BW with 9 sacks.
Last Year's Game: Ohio Northern celebrated Senior Day with a 42-25 victory over Baldwin Wallace, clinching an upper division finish in the OAC for the 21st time in the past 22 seasons in the process. RB Christiaan Williams led a strong Ohio Northern ground attack with 179 yards and four touchdowns on 30 carries. QB Anthony McFadden completed 9-of-17 passes for 115 yards and a score and ran 13 times for 110 yards and a TD in his second career start at quarterback and WR Chad Rex caught six passes for 94 yards and a TD for ONU. Jake Hudson led BW with 101 yards rushing and 125 yards passing.
ONU Statistical Leaders:
|2.||Martin||549||2.||Saalfeld||455||2.||Haseleu||73||2.||6 Tied With||1.0|
All-Time Series: BW leads the series between the two schools by a 29-13-1 margin. The two teams have split the past 4 games in the series, with each school going 1-1 on the road and at home. ONU is 4-17-1 all-time in games played in Berea.