Football: #2 Mount Union Hosts Baldwin Wallace in Home Opener

Justin Hill and Vince Kehres
Justin Hill and Vince Kehres
Date & Time Saturday, Sept. 21 | 1:30 p.m.
Location Mount Union Stadium | Alliance, Ohio
Ticket Information $10 (gates open at noon - all seats are reserved)
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The Matchup: No. 2 ranked Mount Union hosts Baldwin Wallace in the home opener Saturday, Sept. 21 at 1:30 p.m. at Mount Union Stadium.
The Purple Raiders (1-0, 0-0 OAC) opened the season two weeks ago with a 66-14 win at Rose-Hulman. Mount Union scored two touchdowns in its first five plays on offense and was off and running leading 21-0 after the first quarter and 42-7 at the half.
Quarterback D'Angelo Fulford (Miramar, Fla.) threw for 288 yards and six touchdowns. Four of those touchdown passes went to Justin Hill (Circleville), who had 148 yards receiving on just five catches while Josh Petruccelli (Perry) had 149 yards on the ground with a touchdown.
The defense held the Fightin' Engineers to just 59 yards passing and 249 total yards. Defensive end Andrew Roesch (Avon) had 5.0 tackles and three of those for loss to lead the unit.
Baldwin Wallace (2-0, 1-0 OAC) defensive lineman Sekou Imani scored just 47 seconds into the game on a strip-sack that he returned 11 yards for a touchdown, the Yellow Jackets scored two more defensive touchdowns and went on to defeat Otterbein 45-28 this past week to move to 2-0 overall for a second straight year. 
Jack Bauer had a 60-yard interception return for a touchdown and Dominick Bowman added an 81-yard pick-six with 4:31 left in the third quarter. Jon Murray, Jr. ran for 118 yards on 14 carries.
The Series: This is the 58th meeting between the teams with Mount Union holding a 35-21-1 lead in the series that dates back to a 10-0 Mount Union win in 1896. It has been 25 years since BW scored a win in Alliance as the Jackets won 23-10 in 1994 to grab a share of the conference title with Mount Union and John Carroll.
Up Next: Mount Union goes back on the road playing next Saturday (Sept. 28) at John Carroll in an Ohio Athletic Conference matchup. Kickoff is at 1:30 p.m. from Don Shula Stadium.
Team Captains: Mount Union has nine team captains in 2019 in fullback Joe Fornaro (Chesterland / West Geagua), quarterback D'Angelo Fulford (Miramar, Fla.), wide receiver Justin Hill (Circleville), linebacker Mitch O'Hara (Avon / Lakewood St. Edward), offensive lineman Brendan Klaus (Brighton, Mich.), defensive linemen Adam Pastor (Mantua / Walsh Jesuit) and Adam Roesch (Avon), offensive lineman Sean Sherman (Springboro / Bishop Fenwick) and linebacker Trey Williams (Cardington / Cardington-Lincoln).
Scouting the Yellow Jackets: On offense, BW averages 404 yards and 33 points per game.  Senior quarterback AJ Miller runs the offense as he has completed 58.5-percent of his passes for 504 yards with four touchdowns and an interception. He has spread the ball around as 11 different receivers have registered a catch. Sophomore Jon Murray, Jr. is the leading rusher at 87.5 yards per game.
On defense, the Jackets have allowed 300 yards and 21 points per game. Senior linebacker Josh Liberti is the leading tackler, senior Jake Schrock has a pair of sacks and Dominick Bowman has a pair of interceptions.
Six Pack: Senior quarterback D'Angelo Fulford (Mirmar, Fla.) threw six touchdowns at Rose-Hulman as he was 16-of-22 for 288 yards passing. The six touchdowns give him 97 for his career and leave him three away from being just the fifth player in school history with at least 100 touchdown passes.
Career Touchdown Passes
1. Bill Borchert (1994-97) 189
2. Kevin Burke (2011-14) 134
3. Jim Ballard (1991-93) 118
4. Gary Smeck (1997-2000) 109
5. D'Angelo Fulford (2016-19)   97
Climbing the Hill: Senior wide receiver Justin Hill (Circleville) had five catches for 148 yards and four touchdowns at Rose-Hulman last week. It was the ninth time in his career that he had over 100 yards receiving. The four touchdown catches give Hill 42 career touchdown catches and moves him into fourth place on the school's all-time list.
Career Touchdown Receptions
1. Cecil Shorts III (2007-10) 63
2. Adam Marino (1998-2000) 52
3. Pierre Garcon (2005-08) 47
4. Justin Hill (2016-19) 42
5. Kevin Knestrick (1994-97) 41
Sweet 16: Mount Union has an NCAA Division III best 799 wins and 1 more victory would make them the 16th team in college football history with 800 wins
Lucky No. 13: Junior running back Josh Petruccelli (Perry) rushed for 149 yards on 12 carries and it marked the 13th time in his career that he has rushed for over 100 yards in a game.  For his career, Petruccelli has 414 carries for 2,743 yards with 26 touchdowns.
Roesch on the Rush: Senior defensive lineman Andrew Roesch (Avon) had a team-best 5.0 tackles and 3.0 tackles for loss at Rose-Hulman. Roesch led a Mount Union defense that held Rose-Hulman to just 59 passing yards for game.
You Pick Two: Mount Union sophomroe Jesse Vail (Estero, Fla.) and freshman Harry Bowker (St. Augustine, Fla. / Bartram Trail) each picked up their first interceptions of their careers at Rose-Hulman. Bowker became the first true freshman to get an interception in the season opener since Roger Stewart got one in a 64-7 win at Averett (Va.) on Sept. 2, 2006.
Double Trouble: Junior running back Matt Garcia (Phoenixville, Pa.) had a career-best two rushing touchdowns at Rose-Hulman. Garcia matched a career-high for carries with 11 as he ran for 53 yards and also caught three passes for 45 yards. 
Bleed Purple, Live Green: Some Raiders will be trading in their purple for green on Saturday as the Green Raiders will be participating in a national recycling drive on college campuses called - Game Day Challenge. Look for Green Raiders wearing green wristbands who will take your recyclable materials. 
Busy Day on Campus: Get to campus early as the 55th annual ArtFest begins at 10 a.m. at the Campus Lakes on the east end of campus and at the same time will be the 3rd annual Carnation City Food Truck Rally. It is also Family Day on campus, so plan accordingly. The ticket gates at Mount Union Stadium will open at noon. 
On the Air: For the 34th straight year, Mount Union games will broadcast on television. This season three games will have tape delayed telecasts locally on WIVM-TV and nationally on regional cable channel SportsTime Ohio. Image Video of North Canton produces the games with Harry Paidas, Jeff Shreve and Mark Miller on the call.
Home Improvement: Fans will notice a number of changes in and around the stadium. The roof on the covered stands has been replaced, a new turf practice field -- Sean Moore Field at Wable Park is just west of the stadium, an expansion of the Wable-Harter Locker Room in the North end zone and this week ground was broken on the Dom and Karen Capers Coaching Center -- which will feature a film room and coaches offices between the Gulling Training Center and the Whitehill Tennis Courts.