2012 University of Mount Union Football
#1 Mount Union Purple Raiders (4-0, 3-0 OAC) vs
Wilmington College Quakers (0-4, 0-3 OAC)
Sat., Oct. 29 - 1:30 pm - Williams Stadium (Wilmington, Ohio)
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MOUNT UNION FOOTBALL ON TV, RADIO AND ONLINE
All Mount Union football games are broadcast on the radio on WDPN 1310 AM and WRMU 91.1 FM and simulcast online along with a LIVE STATS game tracker. You can also here the WRMU 91.1 FM feed on any phone by calling (330) 445-7900 .
The four regular season home games will be shown on television via tape delay on regional sports cable channel SportsTime Ohio and WIVM TV39 (Stark County), WIVN TV29 (New Philadelphia), Time Warner Cable (ch. 989-Stark County, ch. 99-Tuscarawas County), Massillion Cable (ch. 21) and Clear Picture Cable (ch. 21-Wayne County). Image Video produces the broadcasts with Harry Paidas along with hall of fame broadcaster Joe Tait. Tait spent 39 years as the radio voice of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers and was recently awarded the Bill Nichols Media Service Award by the Ohio Athletic Conference for his now 26 years of doing Mount Union football and basketball on radio and television.
This is the 15th meeting between the teams with Mount Union holding an 14-0 lead in the series. The series started with a 43-0 Mount Union victory on Nov. 9, 1968 in Wilmingtonand the return game in 1969 was a 70-0 Raider win in Alliance. After that the teams did not play until Wilmington became a member of the OAC in 2000.
Larry Kehres (Mount Union '71) is 321-24-3 (.927) in his 27th season as head coach and is one of the most successful coaches in college football history as he is one of only 10 coaches in college football history to win at least 300 games. His teams have won 23 OAC Championships, including the last 20 in a row, along with 10 of the last 18 NCAA Division III National Championships. He is a past president of the American Football Coaches Association and was the offensive coordinator for Team USA as they won the gold medal in the IFAF World Championships in 2011.
Jay Niswonger (Wilmington '79) assumed the head coaching position for the remainder of this season when Ken Minor resigned on Sept. 25. He was a high school coach at Watkins Memorial, Clinton-Massie and Carlisle high schools before going to Germantown Valley View in 1984. At Valley View he went 243-78-1 with 11 conference titles and three state titles in 1994, 1996 and 1997. He was brought on as offensive coordinator at Wilmington this past Spring.
UP NEXT ...
Mount Union comes back home to host Capital for homcoming next Saturday at 1:30 pm at Mount Union Stadium.
SCOUTING THE QUAKERS
BY THE NUMBERS
Mount Union's win-loss record since 2000
The Raiders hold the NCAA's two longest consecutive college football win streaks -- 55 from 2000-2003 and 54 from 1996-99
game regular season win streak for Mount Union dating back to a 21-14 loss to Ohio Northern in Alliance on Oct. 22, 2005.
game home winning streak for Mount Union dating back to a 21-14 loss to Ohio Northern in Alliance on Oct. 22, 2005.
consecutive regular season road victories for Mount Union dating back to a 21-18 loss at Baldwin-Wallace on Sept. 28, 1991.
Since 1996, the Raiders record when winning the turnover battle.
The Raiders record since 1990 when winning the turnover battle. That lone loss was a 20-17 loss to Wisconsin-LaCrosse in a 1995 national semifinal game in Alliance. In that game, the Raiders had a +1 turnover margin.
300 WIN CLUB
Larry Kehres is one of 10 coaches in college football history to win at least 300 games. Here is a list of the others.
- 486 John Gagliardi * (Carroll, MT, St. John's, MN)
- 408 Eddie Robinson (Grambling State)
- 377 Bobby Bowden (Samford, West Virginia, Florida State)
- 323 Paul "Bear" Bryant (Alabama, Maryland, Kentucky, Texas A&M)
- 321 Larry Kehres * (Mount Union)
- 319 Pop Warner (Georgia, Carlisle, Pitt, Stanford, Temple)
- 314 Roy Kidd (Eastern Kentucky)
- 314 Amos Alonzo Stagg (Springfield, Chicago, Pacific)
- 305 Frosty Westering (Parsons, Lea, Pacific Lutheran)
- 300 Tubby Raymond (Delaware)
NEW LOCKERS/PRESS BOX PROJECT
Fans will notice some dust behind the opens stand east of the stadium as a pair of locker rooms are under construction to house Mount Union's men's and women's soccer and new men's and women's lacrosse programs. A new facade will be added to the back of the open stands and the plan is to expand and renovate the main press box will be a second phase done later. As a result of the expansion, Stadium Drive will no longer exist.