COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREVIEW Saturday's games
MOUNT UNION vs. HEIDELBERG
Where: Frost-Kalnow Stadium, TiffinWhen: 1:30 p.m.Records: Mount Union 8-1, 7-1 Ohio Athletic Conferemce; Heidelberg 0-9, 0-8Scouting report: Mount Union beat Muskingum, 45-0, last Saturday for its 55th straight road win to set an NCAA record. The Purple Raiders also clinched at least a tie for the OAC championship, and can take the title outright by beating Heidelberg. It marked the 14th straight year that Mount Union has won an OAC title, and the 17th time overall for an OAC record.
WESTMINSTER vs. WAYNESBURG
Where: John F. Wiley Stadium, Waynesburg, Pa.When: 1:30 p.m.Records: Westminster 4-5, 2-3 President's Athletic Conference; Waynesburg 3-6, 1-4Scouting report: Westminster edged Grove City, 14-13, last Saturday on Chris Castillo's extra-point kick. Waynesburg, coached by Rick Shepas (Cardinal Mooney, lost in OT to Frostburg State, 17-10. Castillo (Austintown Fitch) connected for the game-winner after Brett Myers threw an 11-yard TD pass to Brett Ziegler to tie the score at 13-13. Myers led the Titans on a 14-play, 80-yard drive in the final three minutes. Senior RB Sean Buggey rushed for 71 yards in 24 carries, while senior DE Matt Hanhold (Cardinal Mooney) recovered a fumble.
THIEL vs. CARNEGIE MELLON
Where: Gesling Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pa.When: 1 p.m.Records: Thiel 9-0, Carnegie Mellon 5-4Scouting report: Thiel remained undefeated by beating Buffalo State last Saturday, 21-3, while Carnegie Mellon defeated Bethany, 30-15. Senior WR Brandon Chambers (Farrell) had 167 receiving yards, including two TD catches of 24 and 67 yards. Those TD catches lifted him into a tie for No. 1 in career TD receptions at the school with John Gibson (Boardman High, 1967-69) with 27 each. Senior QB Darrell Satterfield completed 14 of 32 passes for 261 yards and two TD passes. Satterfield has the Thiel career TD pass record with 33. Senior DT Jon Howson had seven tackles and senior DE Kevin Strouse five.
WITTENBERG vs. ALLEGHENY
Where: Robertson Field, Meadville, Pa.When: 1 p.m. Records: Allegheny 2-7, 2-4 North Coast Athletic Conference; Wittenberg 5-4, 5-1Scouting report: Allegheny shut out Earlham, 41-0, last Saturday while Wittenberg blanked Wooster, 45-0. Wittenberg and Kenyon are tied for second place in the NCAC. Wabash clinched its second NCAC title in four years with a 52-0 win over Denison last Saturday.
HIRAM vs. OBERLIN
Where: Dill Field, OberlinWhen: 1 p.m. Records: Hiram 1-8, 1-5 NCAC; Oberlin 2-7, 1-5Scouting report: Hiram lost to Kenyon last Saturday, 41-38, while Oberlin lost to Ohio Wesleyan, 24-14. Hiram freshman QB Trevor Henderson set three single-game school records (34 completions, 428 passing yards and 473 yards of offense) in the loss to Kenyon. He also rushed for a career-best three TDs. Senior WO Max Kravitz set two single-game school records with 12 receptions for 184 receiving yards.
URBANA vs. GENEVA
Where: Reeves Stadium, Beaver Falls, Pa.When: 1:30 p.m.Records: Urbana 6-4, 3-3 Mid-States Football Association Mideast; Geneva 7-3, 3-2Scouting report: Urbana lost to Walsh last Saturday, 31-14, while Geneva defeated Ohio Dominican, 29-28.
MALONE vs. QUINCY (ILL.)
Where: QU-Stadium, Quincy, Ill.When: 1 p.m.Records: Malone 3-6, 2-4 MSFA MIdeast; Quincy 4-6, 3-3Scouting report: Malone outlasted Taylor, 34-32, last Saturday when the Pioneers' defense prevented a two-point conversion pass that would have tied the game; while Quincy lost to St. Francis (Ind.), 53-19. Malone placekicker Shawn O'Halloran (Poland) enjoyed a perfect day. O'Halloran connected on both of his field goal attempts of 33 and 25 yards and also was 4-for-4 in extra points.
ST. FRANCIS (Ind.) vs. WALSH
Where: Fawcett Stadium, CantonWhen: NoonRecords: St. Francis 9-0, 6-0 MSFA Mideast; Walsh 8-2, 5-1Scouting report: Saint Francis (Ind.) conquered Quincy (Ill.), 53-19, last Saturday; while Walsh beat Urbana, 31-14. St. Francis clinched at least a tie for the MSFA Mideast League title. If St. Francis defeats Walsh, it will take the league title outright. If Walsh wins, it will earn a share of the crown.
Vindicator staff reports