Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, 1:30 pm - Hoernemann Stadium, Tiffin, Ohio
Saturday's Contest: Saturday's contest is the 10th and final game of the 2018 season for Ohio Northern. ONU is 536-496-36 in 124 seasons of play, a winning percentage of .518. It is also the annual Bendekovic Bowl battle between ONU and HU. ONU is fifth in the 10-team OAC with a 4-4 league record and has clinched an upper division OAC finish for the 22nd time in the past 23 seasons.
ONU Head Coach Dean Paul: Paul is in his 15th season at ONU with a 101-52 record, a winning percentage of .660. Paul is ONU's all-time winningest coach in ONU football history. He is 141-64 in 20 seasons overall and is 8-6 vs. HU.
HU head coach Scott Donaldson: Donaldson is in his 3rd season at Heidelberg with an 18-11 record. He is 2-0 against ONU.
ONU Last Week: The Ohio Northern running game is led by RB Brock Martin (128 att, 650 yards, 13 TDs), RB A.J. Marks (98 att, 588 yards, 6 TDs) and QB Anthony McFadden (126 att, 390 yards, 1 TD). QB Anthony McFadden is 156-of-260 passing for 2,218 yards and 20 TDs. WR Chad Rex (72 rec, 959 yards, 9 TDs) and WR Caleb Saalfeld (31 rec, 497 yards, 5 TDs) lead the receiving corps. LB Mark Niles, LB David Haseleu, S Andrew Valenti lead the defense with 84, 81 and 58 tackles, respectively.
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.
HU Last Week: All-American P Austin Baker set an NCAA Division III record with a 95-yard punt, but Heidelberg fell to John Carroll 27-0 on Saturday. The Blue Streak defense tallied eight sacks and held Heidelberg to 121 total yards. Defensively, S Elijah Brechbill set a career high with 16 tackles and LB Tyler Matuszak had 10 tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss for HU.
HU Leaders: he HU running game is led by QB Trace Reynolds (165 att, 654 yards, 5 TDs) and RB Brandon Short (68 att, 325 yards, 6 TDs). QB Trace Reynolds is 128-of-219 passing for 1,703 yards and 13 TDs. WR Braden Jerome (52 rec, 638 yards, 4 TDs), WR Maceo Matthews (25 rec, 475 yards, 6 TDs) and WR Keivon Belcher (18 rec, 266 yards, 2 TDs) lead the HU receivers. LB Zachary Blackiston, S Elijah Brechbill and LB Tyler Matuszak lead the defense with 90, 56 and 50 tackles, respectively. LB Zachary Blackiston leads HU and the OAC with 10.5 sacks..
Last Year's Game: QB Will Freed threw for 289 yards and 3 TDs to junior Chad Rex to lead Ohio Northern in a 40-21 loss to Heidelberg in Ada. Freed hit Rex on TD passes of 2, 55 and 3 yards, but the Heidelberg offense picked up 655 yards of total offense to spoil ONU's home opener. Rex finished the day with six receptions for 144 yards. Defensively for ONU, S Greg Dennis had 10 tackles and S Andrew Valenti had nine tackles and a blocked PAT in his first career start. Heidelberg out-gained Ohio Northern 655-372 in total offense, but ONU won the time of possession battle 31:17 to 28:43.
ONU Statistical Leaders:
|2.||Marks||588||2.||Saalfeld||497||2.||Haseleu||81||2.||6 Tied With||1.0|
All-Time Series: ONU leads the series between the two schools by a 46-35-5 margin. HU has won 2 straight and 6 of the past 7, including a 41-20 win in Ada last season. ONU is 19-21-3 all-time in games played in Tiffin..