November 3, 2012

#1 Football Runs Past #15 Baldwin Wallace To Clinch 21st Straight OAC Title

BEREA, Ohio – T.J. Lattimore (Maple Heights/Maple Heights) ran for a career-high 131 yards and the Mount Union defense held No. 15 ranked Baldwin Wallace to 159 total yards as the top ranked Purple Raiders scored a 38-7 Ohio Athletic Conference victory in Berea.

The win secured the Purple Raiders' at least a share of their 21st consecutive (24th overall) Ohio Athletic Conference championship and a berth in the NCAA Division III playoffs for the 24th time. Mount Union (9-0, 8-0 OAC) is ranked No. 1 by the AFCA and d3football.com and No. 1 in the NCAA North Region.

After a scoreless first quarter that saw Mount Union gain just 20 yards on eight plays, the Raiders exploded for 499 yards over the last three quarters.

Quarterback Kevin Burke (Westlake/Lakewood St. Edward) completed 17-of-22 passes for 202 yards with touchdowns to Jasper Collins (Geneva, N.Y./Geneva) and Julius Moore (Lakeland, Fla./Kathleen Senior). Collins had a game-high 81 yards on seven catches while Moore had four catches for 80 yards.

Lattimore led a ground attack that chewed up 311 yards on the ground. Jake Simon (Parma Heights/Holy Name) had 79 yards on seven carries with a score while Blair Skilliter (Curtice/Genoa) had two touchdowns.

This was all more than enough for a defense that after surrendering 87 yards in the first quarter allowed just 72 yards the rest of the game.

The unit held BW to minus-one yard rushing with five sacks as freshman linebacker Hank Spencer (Greencastle, Ind./North Putnam) had a career-best 11 tackles while fellow linebacker Charles Dieuseul (Winter Haven, Fla./Lake Region) had an interception and Nick Driskill (Wabash, Ind./Southwood) a fumble recovery.

Baldwin Wallace kept the football for 11:47 of a scoreless first quarter and took a 7-0 lead on a deflected pass that Kevin Johnson ended up with for a 24-yard touchdown pass from Ryan O'Rourke.

Mount Union then got things going offensively as Skilliter capped a 75-yard drive with a 14-yard touchdown run on his first offensive touch of the game. Skilliter found the end zone again on the Raiders next possession with a four-yard run and Mount Union took a 14-7 lead with 6:15 left in the second quarter.

On the ensuing BW possession, Dieuseul intercepted a pass at midfield and on the very next play Burke hit Moore on a 52-yard bomb to put the Raiders up 21-7 at the half.

Mount Union outgained Baldwin Wallace, 241-57 in the second quarter.

The third quarter featured more of the same as Tyler Almeida (Elyria/Elyria) hit a 27-yard field goal and Simon ran in a two-yard score to extend the lead to 31-7 while the defense held BW to just 12 total yards in and 1:11 time of possession in the quarter.

Collins hauled in a six-yard scoring pass from Burke early in the fourth quarter to finish the scoring.

Mount Union wraps up the regular season next week at John Carroll with a 6pm kickoff from University Heights.

                               Box Score (Final)
      #1 Mount Union vs #15 Baldwin Wallace (Nov 03, 2012 at Berea, Ohio)
  Score by Quarters     1  2  3  4   Score
  -----------------    -- -- -- --   -----
  Mount Union.........  0 21 10  7  - 38       Record: (9-0,8-0)
  Baldwin Wallace.....  0  7  0  0  -  7       Record: (7-2,6-2)
  Scoring Summary:
  2nd 13:36 BW - K. Johnson 24 yd pass from Ryan O'Rourke (Chris Mohler kick), 10-80 5:04, MTU 0 - BW 7
      11:24 MTU - Blair Skilliter 14 yd run (Tyler Almeida kick), 7-75 2:06, MTU 7 - BW 7
      06:15 MTU - Blair Skilliter 4 yd run (Tyler Almeida kick), 6-49 1:45, MTU 14 - BW 7
      04:29 MTU - Julius Moore 52 yd pass from Kevin Burke (Tyler Almeida kick), 1-52 0:07, MTU 21 - BW 7
  3rd 04:10 MTU - Tyler Almeida 27 yd field goal, 12-48 0:00, MTU 24 - BW 7
      01:42 MTU - Jake Simon 2 yd run (Tyler Almeida kick), 5-29 2:16, MTU 31 - BW 7
  4th 13:19 MTU - Jasper Collins 6 yd pass from Kevin Burke (Tyler Almeida kick), 5-73 2:24, MTU 38 - BW 7
                                      MTU       BW
  FIRST DOWNS...................       24       11
  RUSHES-YARDS (NET)............   46-311    26--1
  PASSING YDS (NET).............      208      160
  Passes Att-Comp-Int...........  23-18-1  29-18-1
  TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS.....   69-519   55-159
  Fumble Returns-Yards..........      0-0      0-0
  Punt Returns-Yards............      2-4      0-0
  Kickoff Returns-Yards.........     2-14    7-141
  Interception Returns-Yards....      1-3      1-0
  Punts (Number-Avg)............   2-34.5   6-40.0
  Fumbles-Lost..................      2-1      1-1
  Penalties-Yards...............     9-78     5-35
  Possession Time...............    35:17    24:43
  Third-Down Conversions........  3 of 10  6 of 14
  Fourth-Down Conversions.......   1 of 3   0 of 1
  Red-Zone Scores-Chances.......      4-4      0-1
  Sacks By: Number-Yards........     5-38     3-20
  RUSHING: Mount Union-T.j. Lattimore 16-131; Jake Simon 7-79; Blair Skilliter
  7-52; Kevin Burke 11-27; Mason Minnich 2-17; Roman Namdar 2-6; TEAM 1-minus 1.
  Baldwin Wallace-Issac Reed III 3-13; Josiah Holt 3-8; S. Zuluaga 5-5; Tyler Lohr
  3-5; Andrew Dziak 2-3; Michael Slack 2-2; Ryan O'Rourke 8-minus 37.
  PASSING: Mount Union-Kevin Burke 17-22-1-202; Roman Namdar 1-1-0-6. Baldwin
  Wallace-Ryan O'Rourke 18-29-1-160.
  RECEIVING: Mount Union-Jasper Collins 7-81; Julius Moore 4-80; Chris Denton
  3-17; Shannon Stewart 2-20; T.j. Lattimore 1-7; Blair Skilliter 1-3. Baldwin
  Wallace-Josiah Holt 6-56; Josh Masters 5-42; Gabe Adams 2-26; K. Johnson 1-24;
  M. McGervey 1-15; Issac Reed III 1-0; S. Zuluaga 1-minus 1; Tyler Lohr 1-minus
  2.
  INTERCEPTIONS: Mount Union-Charles Dieuseul 1-3. Baldwin Wallace-Nick Milano
  1-0.
  FUMBLES: Mount Union-Kevin Burke 2-1. Baldwin Wallace-Michael Slack 1-1.
  SACKS (UA-A): Mount Union-Charles Dieuseul 0-1; Matt Fechko 1-0; Tom Lally 1-0;
  Pat Mahoney 1-0; Nick Driskill 1-0; Hank Spencer 0-1. Baldwin Wallace-Joe Fitch  2-0; Max Wagner 1-0.
  TACKLES (UA-A): Mount Union-Hank Spencer 3-8; Matt Fechko 2-5; Tom Lally 4-2;
  Charles Dieuseul 2-4; Nick Driskill 4-1; Frank Orteca 1-3; Isaiah Scott 2-1;
  Alex Nicholls 1-2; Ted Rosalva 1-2; Blair Skilliter 0-3; Nyejel Thomas 1-1;
  Colton Bridges 1-1; Roy Fowler 1-1; Cody Pogorelc 0-2; Alex Kocheff 0-2; Isaiah
  Chambers 0-2; Joshua Scott 0-2; Pat Mahoney 1-0; Shawn Riley 0-1; Leshawn Luke
  0-1. Baldwin Wallace-M. Stacchiotti 2-10; Tom Goebel 4-7; Nick Milano 5-4;
  Brandon Russo 5-3; Max Wagner 2-6; Joe Fitch 3-4; Zach Barley 2-4; Sam Gordon
  0-6; David Flegal 1-4; K. Johnson 0-5; Corey Meeks 0-3; Brian Ellis 0-3; Andrew
  Dziak 1-1; Jon Hofer 0-2; Dan O'Brien 0-2; Josiah Holt 1-0; Tyler Burdoff 1-0;
  Lucas Roberts 0-1; Brandon Slater 0-1; Dan Reed 0-1; Austin Cordova 0-1; Spyro
  Sondyl 0-1; Reimenschneider 0-1.



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