Posted: Oct 31, 2019
|#2 MOUNT UNION VS. OHIO NORTHERN|
|Date & Time||Saturday, Nov. 2 | 1:30 p.m.|
|Location||Mount Union Stadium | Alliance, Ohio|
|Ticket Information||$10 (gates open at noon - all seats are reserved)|
|Radio||WRMU 91.1 - Listen Live | WDPN 1310 AM - Listen Live|
|Live Stats||LIVE STATS|
|Live Tweets||@purpleraiders | @MountUnionFB|
|Mount Union Info||Game Notes | Record Book|
|Ohio Northern Info||Game Notes|
|OAC Info||Website | Scoreboard|
|AFCA Top 25||Rankings - 10/28|
The Matchup: No. 2 ranked Mount Union hosts Ohio Northern in an Ohio Athletic Conference game Saturday, Nov. 2 at 1:30 p.m. at Mount Union Stadium.
Mount Union's M Club will honor its 2019 Hall of Fame class and special award winners at halftime. Click here to read up on this year's class
Mount Union (7-0, 6-0 OAC) posted its third shutout in four games with a 27-0 win at Heidelberg in driving rain last Saturday in Tiffin.
Josh Petruccelli (Perry) posted his fourth 100-yard rushing performance of the season as had a career-high 41 carries for 194 yards with three touchdowns as the Raiders rumbled for 269 yards on the ground.
Trey Williams (Cardington / Cardington-Lincoln) had a game-high 14 tackles, Andrew Roesch (Avon) forced a fumble and Harry Bowker (St. Augustine, Fla. / Bantram Trail) had an intercpetion as the defense held a Heidelberg team that was second in the nation in total offense to 151 total yards.
Christiaan Williams became the first Ohio Northern (4-3, 4-2 OAC) player to run for 1,000 yards in three different seasons, leading the Polar Bears to a 49-0 football victory over Capital on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Dial-Roberson Stadium.
Williams carried the ball 25 times for 218 yards and three touchdowns, giving him a league-leading 1,018 yards in seven games this season.
Mark Niles had a career-high 16 tackles and a pass broken up to lead the ONU defense. Niles now leads the league with 78 tackles this season.
The Series: This is the 62nd meeting between the teams with Mount Union holding a 47-13-1 lead in the series that dates back to a 52-0 Mount Union win on Thanksgiving Day 1907. The Raiders have won 13-straight meetings after Ohio Northern's 21-14 win in 2005 in Alliance. A year ago, D'Angelo Fulford (Miramar, Fla.) completed 18-of-21 passes for 332 yards with seven touchdown passes in a 55-24 Mount Union win in Ada.
Up Next: Mount Union hosts Muskingum in the regular season home finale Saturday, Nov. 9 at 1:30 p.m. at Mount Union Stadium.
Scouting the Polar Bears: Ohio Northern is fourth in the OAC in total offense (392.3 yards per game) and sixth in total defense (370.6 yards per game).
After missing all of last season with an injury, junior running back Christiaan Williams has returned to lead the OAC and be among the nation's leaders with 1,018 yards on the ground. Senior quarterback Anthony McFadden completes 64-percent of his passes for 1,416 yards with 19 touchdowns and two interceptions. His top target is sophomore Austin Eick, who has 35 catches for 589 yards and is second in the OAC with 10 TD receptions.
On defense, senior linebacker Mark Niles leads the OAC and sixth in the nation averaging 12.1 tackles per game. Freshman Josh Bever leads the OAC with 13.5 tackles for loss, 8.0 sacks and three forced fumbles. Junior Drew Staczek has a pair of interceptions to lead the secondary.
Handing Off: Mount Union running back Josh Petruccelli (Perry) had a 194 yards rushing on a career-high 41 carries last week at Heidelberg. The 41 carries are tied for the sixth highest total in a single game all time at Mount Union. The record for record carries in a game is 49 as Mike DiBlasi did it against John Carroll in 1970 and Dan Pugh did it in the Stagg Bowl against Trinity (Texas) in 2002.
Most Carries in a Single Game
49 - Dan Pugh vs. Trinity (Texas), 12/21/02
49 - Mike DiBlasi at John Carroll, 11/14/70
48 - Nate Kmic vs. Rowan, 12/10/05
45 - Nate Kmic vs. Cortland St., 12/6/08
42 - Nate Kmic vs. St. John Fisher, 12/9/06
41 - Josh Petruccelli at Heidelberg, 10/26/19
41 - Jeremy Murray at Ohio Northern, 10/1/11
Three is a Charm: Senior quarterback D'Angelo Fulford (Mirmar, Fla.) completed just seven passes at Heidelberg, which is the third fewest for him in a game in his career, but it was still enough for him to remain college football's highest rated QB for a third straight week. His 224.8 passer rating is just ahead of Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma (224.3) in FBS, Reid Sinnett, San Diego (187.4) in FCS and Roland Rivers III, Slippery Rock (195.5) in D2.
Welcome Back: Senior Ethan McComb (Huntingtown, Md.) played for the first time this season and had a fumble recovery at Heidelberg last week. McComb was not the only Raider back off the injured list as wide receiver Edwin Reed (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. / Dr. Krop) had a catch in his first action since the opening game at Rose-Hulman.
Man in the Middle: Senior linebacker Trey Williams (Cardington / Cardington-Lincoln) had a career-high 14 tackles at Heidelberg last week and now leads the team with 38 tackles on the season.
Two By Two: Senior Andrew Roesch (Avon) had his second forced fumble of the season and freshman Harry Bowker (St. Augustine, Fla. / Bantram Trail) had his second interception of the season last week at Heidelberg. They both lead the team in those catagories.
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 Andrew Roesch (Avon), offensive lineman Sean Sherman (Springboro / Bishop Fenwick) and linebacker Trey Williams (Cardington / Cardington-Lincoln).