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Mount Union picked to extend long OAC run

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Mount Union's football team tops both Ohio Athletic Conference media and coaches preseason polls announced today (Aug. 9) at OAC Football Media Day at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.

The Purple Raiders, the preseason No. 2 pick in the nation, went 14-1 last season, won the OAC championship for a 19th consecutive season and advanced to the Stagg Bowl, national championship game, for a sixth straight season. Mount Union has won the last 19 straight and 22 OAC football titles overall.

"We appreciate the respect that coaches and the media in the OAC have for our program," commented coach Larry Kehres. "We also know that playing in this conference is a tremendous challenge week in and week out."

The football team reports back to campus on Wednesday, Aug. 17 and starts practice on Thursday, August 18 with the season opener Saturday, Sept. 10 at 1:30 pm against UW-Oshkosh at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance. The game will begin Larry Kehres' 26th season as Mount Union head coach and he has a 303-23-3 overall record.

OAC Preseason Coaches Poll
1. Mount Union (9) - 81
2. Ohio Northern - 71 (1)
3. Baldwin-Wallace - 57
4. Otterbein - 53
5. Heidelberg - 47
6. Capital - 43
7. John Carroll 42
8. Muskingum - 25
9. Marietta - 21
10. Wilmington - 10

OAC Preseason Media Poll
1. Mount Union (23) - 230
2. Ohio Northern - 203
3. Baldwin-Wallace 165
4. Otterbein - 159
5. John Carroll - 134
6. Capital - 117
7. Heidelberg - 109
8. Muskingum - 65
9. Marietta - 59
10. Wilmington - 24

First Place votes in parenthesis

Nov. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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Final
at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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Final
at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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Final
Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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Final
at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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Final
at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Final
Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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Final
at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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Final
at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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Final - OT
at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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Final
at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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Final
at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Wesley at Brockport
12:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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12:00 PM
Husson at Delaware Valley
Live stats
1:00 PM
Berry at St. Thomas
Audio
1:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
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1:00 PM
Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
1:00 PM
Trine at Wartburg
Nov. 17: All times Eastern
Final
Merchant Marine 35, at Buffalo State 20
@ Newark, Del.
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Nov. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Muhlenberg 32, at Carnegie Mellon 6
@ Newark, Del.
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Final
at Franklin and Marshall 21, Widener 7
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Final
Susquehanna 28, at Albright 9
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Final
at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
Video Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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Final
at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
Video Box Score Photos
Final
at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
Video Box Score Photos
Final
at Wesley 45, RPI 27
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
Video Box Score Recap
Final
Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
Video Box Score Recap
Final
Husson 23, at Springfield 21
Box Score Photos Recap Video
Final
at Framingham State 48, Curry 14
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Final
Cortland 35, at Union 28
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Final
Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
Video Box Score Recap
Final - OT
at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
Video Preview Box Score Live stats Photos
Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
Video Video Box Score Recap Photos Photos
Final
at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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Final
at Ithaca 27, Salisbury 17
@ Newark, Del.
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Final
at WPI 17, SUNY-Maritime 3
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Nov. 19: All times Eastern
Final
at Alfred 29, Stevenson 16
@ University of Delaware
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