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Otterbein University (35-34).
The Quakers enter this game at 0-6 overall and 0-5 in the OAC following a 31-28 loss last Saturday against Marietta in Wilmington. The loss was the 12th straight for the Quakers dating back to last season.

The Baldwin-Wallace Versus Wilmington Series Notes -- The Yellow Jackets and the Quakers have previously met 11 times on the gridiron with B-W holding an 8-3 series lead, including a 28-14 victory a year ago in Berea. The series began in 1922 with the Quakers defeating the Yellow Jackets, 16-7. The last Wilmington win came in 2008 when the Quakers beat B-W, 27-21, in Wilmington.'

In the Last Meeting Between B-W and Wilmington: Saturday, November 7, 2009 in Berea -- Baldwin Wallace -- 28, Wilmington -- 14 -- A year ago in Berea on November 7, B-W beat Wilmington, 28-14, in Berea. B-W led 7-0 after one quarter, 21-7 at halftime and 28-7 after three quarters of play. B-W outgained Wilmington, 435-224, and was led by current senior running back John McGraw (North Ridgeville), who ran for a game-high 129 yards in 23 attempts with two touchdowns. Through the air, graduated All-OAC quarterback Anthony Gardner completed 16-of-26 passes for 146 yards and a TD, and ran for 39 yards in eight attempts with a TD. Defensively, senior All-OAC safety Ryan Dugan (Mentor) and junior safety Corey Hildreth (Massillon/ Washington) had eight and seven tackles, respectively. Dugan also had an interception and two more pass breakups. 

Wilmington was led offensively by current sophomore RB Tyrell Richardson with 39 yards in 10 carries, and graduated QB Billy Blackburn, who completed 13-of-37 pases for 121 yards and two TD.

Scouting the Yellow Jackets of Baldwin-Wallace College -- Baldwin-Wallace is 5-1 overall and 4-1 in the OAC. Offensively, B-W is averaging 29.7 points and 290.8 yards of offense per game, including 157.3 rushing and 13.5 passing yards per game. Defensively, the Yellow Jackets are allowing 20.8 points and 298.3 yards per game, including 106.3 rushing and 192.0 passing yards per game. The defense has created 14 turnovers and the offense has made six for a +8 in the giveaway/ takeaway catagory. In addition, the defense has sacked opposing QBs 21 times (3.5 per game) compared with its offensive line allowing six (1.0 per game).
Mount Union Football  

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Capital rallied with a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter to score a 23-13 victory over its cross-town rival Otterbein. Quarterback Kory Hartinger threw two TD's to Ryan Gunnarson while fellow receiver Kevin Wehby had six catches for 93 yards and ran in a score. The Crusader defense held Otterbein to 218 total yards with seven sacks, two interceptions and a forced fumble.


MOUNT UNION FOOTBALL ON THE RADIO, TV AND ONLINE

All Mount Union football games will be broadcast on the radio on WDPN 1310 AM and WRMU 91.1 FM and simulcast online along with a LIVE STATS game tracker at http://athletics.mountunion.edu.


Ric Brienza and Mark Grossman broadcast the games on the radio on WDPN 1310 AM in Alliance. You can listen to Mount Union's student radio feed on WRMU 91.1 FM on any phone by calling (330) 445-7900. This game along with the final regular season home game will be shown on television via tape delay on SportsTime Ohio and WIVM TV52 (Stark County). Image Video produces the broadcasts with Joe Tait, who enters his 39th and final season as the radio voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers, does the play-by-play and Harry Paidas handles the color commentary.


THE SERIES

This is the 45th meeting between the teams with Mount Union holding a 32-12 lead in a series that dates back to a 17-0 Purple Raider win in 1958. Mount Union has won 23 straight meetings with Capital's last win coming in its OAC Championship season of 1987, 26-25 in Columbus.


THE COACHES

Larry Kehres (Mount Union '71) is 295-22-3 (.926) in his 25th season as head coach as one of the most successful coaches in college football history. His teams have won 20 OAC Championships, including the last 18 in a row, along with 10 of the last 17 NCAA Division III National Championships. This year he is president of the American Football Coaches Association.

Henry Stanford (Ohio State '98) is 3-3 (.500) in his first season as head coach at Capital. He spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach with the Crusaders and in 2009 was offensive coordinator and OAC Assistant Coach of the Year. He also had assistant coaching stints at Elmhurst (Ill.), Tiffin, Otterbein, Kenyon and Ohio State.


UP NEXT ...

Mount Union is back on the road next Saturday traveling to Central Ohio to take on Otterbein. Kickoff is at 1:30 pm from Memorial Stadium in Westerville.


SCOUTING THE CRUSADERS

Henry Stanford is the third head coach in the last four years at Capital, but the Crusaders style of play has not changed much -- a balanced offensive attack with an aggressive defense.


Fifth-year senior quarterback Marty Assmann was injured early in the season and has since been moved to wide receiver, so the Crusaders have handed the reigns of the offense over to junior signal caller Kory Hartinger. Hartinger has thrown for 1300 yards and nine scores through the air and has a team-best four rushing TD's. Senior All-OAC running back Dominic D'Andrea (371 yds, 3 TD) and junior Garrett Bennington (375 yds, 1 TD) pace the ground attack, while senior wide receiver Ryan Gunnarson (112.5 rec yds/game) is second in the OAC with seven TD catches.


The middle linebacker position in Capital's 4-3 defense has always been a key position and this year is no different as All-OAC senior Sam Jacobs is second in the OAC in tackles. Senior All-OAC defensive back Ronnie Smith is second on the team in tackles and leads a secondary that has 11 interceptions. Sophomore defensive end Dominic Pezzutti has 6.0 tackles for loss along with junior tackle Dan Frankart anchor a defensive line that had seven sacks against Otterbein last week.




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The Baird Brothers Trophy was introduced during the inaugural meeting between the two schools
in 1984 by Bob Baird, an economics professor at Case, and Bill Baird, an economics professor
at Wooster. The brothers incorporated their passion for fishing into the rivalry by rewarding the
winning team each season with a golden fishing stringer with carved brass fish representing each
meeting. Each year, a new fish is added to the stringer with the score and winner engraved on the
side. Bob Baird passed away several years ago, but Bill still carries on the tradition by presenting
the trophy at the conclusion of the game. The Baird Brothers Trophy was noted in a 1995 issue of
Sports Illustrated as one of the most unique trophies in college football.

Case Western Reserve is coached by Greg Debeljak, who is in his seventh season in 2010 with
a 50-20 (.714) record. Debeljak has led the Spartans to three consecutive undefeated (10-0) regular
seasons, NCAA postseason appearances and UAA titles. Since the beginning of the 2007 season,
Case Western Reserve has posted an outstanding overall record of 36-3, earning Debeljak and his
staff the UAA Coaching Staff of the Year award for three straight seasons. In addition, Case has finished
the last three seasons ranked in the top 25 in the nation according to the AFCA.
Wooster is coached by Mike Schmitz, who is in his 11th season as head coach and 16th year overall
with the Fighting Scot program. Schmitz (70-38 overall) has twice been tabbed as the North Coast
Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, including the 2004 campaign when he led the Scots to a perfect
10-0 regular season and the school’s first-ever berth into the NCAA Playoffs.
LAST MEETING
The No. 10-ranked Spartans earned the program’s first win at Wooster since 1987 with a 53-32 victory
during the first-ever night game at Papp Stadium on Saturday, October 10, 2009. Then senior
quarterback Dan Whalen threw for 396 yards and four touchdowns, including a 94-yarder to then
senior running back Tim Cowdrick. Current senior wide out Zach Homyk (Chicago, IL/St. Ignatius
Prep) also scored twice and recorded 119 yards receiving.

Case Western Reserve is 6-0 following its 41-0 victory at Hiram College on Saturday, October
16. Senior quarterback Joey Baum (Dalton, OH/Walsh Jesuit) completed 15-of-26 passes for
199 yards and three touchdowns. Freshman running back Kenny Riordan (Spring Grove, IL/

Richmond-Burton) rushed for a game and career-high 74 yards on just 10 carries with his first
collegiate TD and junior QB Kyle Synder (Stow, OH/Walsh Jesuit) rushed for 71 yards on 17
carries with a score. The Spartan defense totaled five sacks and recorded its first shutout since the
end of the 2008 regular season. Defensive tackle Dale English (Middleburg Heights, OH/Holy
Name) posted five tackles, a sack and his first career interception

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Despite trailing Head Coach Brett Nichols by as many as three on the front nine, sophomore Zach Mathes battled back to square the match after 12 holes. Coach Nichols responded with consecutive pars to win the next two holes and held off Mathes down the stretch for a 3 and 1 victory. 

Playing in the final group, freshman Will Gautier survived a torrid start by Tim Weiss, which included pars on three of the first four holes. With a par on the sixth hole - a 473-yard par four - Gautier cut the lead to two, but Weiss responded with a bogey on seven and a par on nine, to make the turn up four. Gautier caught fire with three consecutive fours on the back and cut the professor’s lead from four holes to one by the 13th tee. However, he could do no more against his opponent’s solid play, losing two up when he missed a long bogey putt on 18. 

The best match of the day was between Jake Panka and Jeff Witmer. Witmer led for most of the front nine, but Panka won the seventh and eighth holes to square the match. Then on the ninth hole Panka laced his third shot 215 yards about four feet from the cup. This set up an improbable birdie that gave Panka the lead at the turn. Panka held a one up lead as they teed off on 17. Both competitors had chips into the green, but Panka’s was a bit bold and ended up in the heavy grass behind the green while Jeff hit his close. The pair teed off on 18 with the match all-square. While Panka had the longer drive, Witmer’s approach was truer, with the ball just off the green and level with the cup. He then chipped close and tapped in for par and the hard-earned victory. 

Thompson, captain of the winning team said, “We are pleased with the win, but also excited that we were able to put things together down the stretch. Three of the four matches really could have gone the other way. While it was a friendly competition, I cannot help but be impressed by the way the Oberlin team never let up and continued to battle back on every hole. That certainly bodes well for things to come.”

Both the students and faculty/staff enjoyed the fine October weather and friendly competition and hope to hold another outing in the spring.


Norris Cole Named To Preseason All-

Horizon League Squad

Vikings Picked Third In Annual 

Preseason Poll

Oct. 19

By Brian McCann

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cleveland State senior guard Norris Cole, who ranked second in the league in scoring a year ago, has been named to the five player Preseason All-Horizon League first team in a balloting of head coaches, sports information directors and select media.

In addition, the Vikings have been selected to finish third in the league this season.

"I have said all along that the league will be very competitive this year," CSU head coach Gary Waters said.  "I think any of the teams picked from first to sixth have the ability to finish at the top of the pack.  I believe that the team that gets out of the gates early this year will have a distinct advantage in the league.  That means that each and every game will be important.

"Butler is obviously the front runner this season and I am excited about the potential that we have to be right in the mix."

Joining Cole on the all-league first team was the Butler duo of Matt Howard and Shelvin Mack, Green Bay's Rahmon Fletcher and Brandon Wood from Valparaiso.  Mack was tabbed as the preseason player of the year.

The all-league second team consisted of Detroit's Eli Holman and Chase Simon, Vaughn Duggins from Wright State, Cory Johnson of Valparaiso and UIC's Robo Kreps.

Cole, a 6-2, 175-pound guard from Dayton Ohio, earned the honor after ranking second in the league in scoring (16.3), third in assists (4.4) and steals (1.8) and ninth in free throw percentage (.799) last year. He became the 14th player in school history to score 500 points in a single season, recording eleven 20-point games.

Cole, who has played in all 104 games during his career, ranks 14th in school history with 1,198 career points. He enters the season having started 70 consecutive games, the seventh-longest streak ever at CSU.

"Norris has been a pillar within our program the last several seasons and his leadership and direction is the exact model for success," Waters said.  "He is the type of player that every coach would love to have on their team.  I believe that he is ready to lead his team back to success."

Butler was the unanimous favorite to repeat as league champions after winning the 2010 league title and advancing to the championship game of the NCAA Tournamentwhere the Bulldogs fell to Duke, 61-59. 

Butler received all 48 first place votes for 480 total points.  Detroit was second with 381 points, five points more than the 376 points received by the Vikings.  Valparaiso was fourth with 312 points.

Rounding out the poll, Milwaukee was tabbed fifth with 259 points with Wright State being sixth (256 points), Green Bay seventh (242), Loyola eighth (146), UIC ninth (121) and Youngstown State 10th (67).

Season tickets for the upcoming men's season start at just $199 and women's tickets are available for just $75. Both are available by calling (216) 687-4848 or by going online at CSUHoops.com.
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