October 16, 2010

Long ball lifts No. 13 Football past Baldwin-Wallace 41-21

More news about: Ohio Northern

ADA — Senior Ryan Fleming caught four passes for a career-high 201 yards and TD passes of 54 and 49 yards, leading No. 13-ranked Ohio Northern past Baldwin-Wallace 41-21 in a critical Ohio Athletic Conference football contest Saturday afternoon at Dial-Roberson Stadium.

The Polar Bears improve to 5-1 overall and 4-1 in OAC play, while the Yellow Jackets fall to 5-1, 4-1.

ONU senior All-American Brent Donley carried the ball 28 times for 145 yards and TD runs of 3, 1 and 10 yards and senior Kyle Simmons completed 14 of 23 passes for a season-high 269 yards and two TDs for ONU.

The game will be televised tape-delay on SportsTime Ohio. Broadcast times are Saturday at 10 pm, Sunday at Noon and Monday at 5 am. Check your local listings for channel information.

Simmons hit Fleming on passes of 54, 51, 49 and 47 yards over the top of the BW defense.

"Ryan has great speed and is a very talented deep threat," ONU head coach Dean Paul said. "We needed to get him the ball more. Obviously, we did not expect this much success, but our offensive line did a great job of protecting the passer and we were having success, so we kept at it."

The Polar Bear offense was again impressive, rolling up 41 points and 455 yards of total offense. After a 3-and-out on its first possession, ONU drove to the BW 10-yard line on eight of its next nine possessions, scoring seven times.

Senior Jesse Richards had a career-high 17 tackles and an interception to lead the Polar Bear defense.

"This was a big win for us," Paul said. "BW is a very good team and we did a good job of being ready to play. We've had a very challenging schedule in the first six weeks of the season and we did a nice job again this week of being ready to play."

A Donley 3-yard plunge gave ONU a 7-0 lead with 3:19 left in the opening period.

But the Yellow Jackets quickly answered as Ryan O'Rourke hit Josiah Holt on a 56-yard TD pass to tie the game at 7-7 just 49 seconds later.

Northern responded with a long ball of its own as Simmons threw a 54-yard TD pass to Fleming four plays alter and it was 14-7 with 28 seconds left in the opening period.

Again BW had an answer as The Yellow Jackets then marched 60 yards in 13 plays and tied the game at 14-14 on a 7-yard run by O'Rourke with 10:31 left in the half.

ONU would score 21 points in the final 4:35 to go up 35-14 at intermission.

After a short punt gave Northern the ball at the BW 36-yard line. Donley runs of 33, 2 and 1 yards got the ball into the end zone and gave the Polar Bears a 21-14 advantage with 4:35 left in the half.

Senior Eric Wenzler intercepted O'Rourke on BW's next possession and returned the ball 20 yards to the BW 21-yard line.

Donley then scampered in from 10 yards out and it was 28-14 with 1:50 left in the half.

Another short punt just before the half gave ONU the ball near midfield and Simmons followed with a 49-yard TD pass to Fleming with just five seconds left in the second period.

BW took advantage of a pair of ONU penalties and marched 93 yards in 12 plays to open the second half, scoring on a 1-yard run by John McGraw to make it a 35-21 game with 8:53 left in the third.

After an exchange of punts, Northern marched 55 yards in 14 plays, taking 7:17 off the clock, and scored on a 27-yard field goal by senior Blair Ellenberger to extend its lead to 38-21 with 13:32 left in the game.

Junior Vince Calloway thwarted a BW scoring opportunity with 10:15 left in the game by intercepting O'Rourke at the ONU 5-yard line.

ONU then drove 82 yards in 10 plays, taking 5:04 off the clock, and another 27-yard Ellenberger field goal made it 41-21 with 5:11 left in the game.

Richards made the last of ONU's big plays, intercepting O'Rourke in the end zone with 1:36 left in the game afetr the Yellow Jackets had driven from their own 39 to the ONU 1-yard line.

O'Rourke finished the day 12 of 26 for 182 yards and a TD. Kyrell Crook carried the ball 11 times for 63 yards, McGrwa gained 44 yards and a TD on 14 carries and Tim Miker gained 39 yards on 14 carries for BW.

The Polar Bears will return to action next Saturday with a 7 pm contest at John Carroll.

Sep. 24: All times Eastern
Final
Christopher Newport 17, at TCNJ 0
Final
at Hobart 27, Union 23
Box Score Recap
Final
at Thomas More 20, Carnegie Mellon 16
Box Score Recap
Final
at Massachusetts Maritime 32, Worcester State 14
Box Score Recap
Final
at Endicott 37, Nichols 0
Box Score Recap
Final
MIT 30, at Maine Maritime 13
Box Score
Final
at Buffalo State 40, Morrisville State 24
Box Score Recap
Final
at Salve Regina 48, Coast Guard 10
Box Score Photos
Final
St. Lawrence 20, at RPI 14
Box Score Recap
Final
at Framingham State 23, Western Connecticut 17
Box Score
Final
at Montclair State 21, Rowan 14
Box Score Recap
Final
at Stevenson 54, FDU-Florham 15
Box Score Recap
Final
at Trinity (Conn.) 38, Bates 7
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Western New England 59, Curry 28
Box Score
Final
at Utica 24, Cortland 13
Box Score Recap Recap
Final
Colby 9, at Williams 7
Box Score Photos
Final
at Middlebury 40, Bowdoin 3
Box Score
Final
at Amherst 34, Hamilton 0
Box Score
Final
Kean 24, at William Paterson 13
Box Score Recap
Final
at DePauw 66, Hiram 17
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
Franklin and Marshall 45, at Juniata 22
Box Score
Final
at Kenyon 31, Allegheny 7
Box Score
Final
Salisbury 35, at Southern Virginia 0
Box Score
Final
Albright 20, at Delaware Valley 17
Box Score Recap
Final
Lycoming 28, at Misericordia 24
Box Score
Final
at Plymouth State 30, Mass-Dartmouth 14
Box Score
Final
at Husson 35, Alfred State 0
Box Score
Final
at Springfield 28, WPI 23
Box Score Recap
Final
at Moravian 24, Dickinson 10
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Denison 45, Wooster 7
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Wittenberg 24, Wabash 14
Box Score
Final
at St. Vincent 57, Grove City 32
Box Score Recap
Final
at Susquehanna 55, Gettysburg 40
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at King's 21, Lebanon Valley 17
Box Score Recap
Final
at Alfred 20, Ithaca 6
Box Score Recap
Final
at Widener 25, Wilkes 23
Final
at McDaniel 30, Ursinus 27
Box Score Recap
Final
at Muskingum 28, Marietta 10
Box Score Photos
Final
at Minnesota-Morris 28, Iowa Wesleyan 27
Final
at John Carroll 42, Heidelberg 14
Box Score
Final
Ohio Northern 16, at Otterbein 10
Box Score Photos
Final
Case Western Reserve 35, at Waynesburg 7
Box Score
Final
at Franklin 44, Bluffton 38
Box Score Recap
Final
Rose-Hulman 23, at Defiance 15
Box Score
Final
at Centre 49, Chicago 27
Box Score
Final
at Mount St. Joseph 38, Manchester 19
Box Score Recap
Final
Hanover 49, at Anderson 25
Box Score
Final
at Merchant Marine 55, Rochester 7
Box Score
Final
Johns Hopkins 30, at Muhlenberg 24
Box Score Recap
Final
Concordia-Chicago 42, at Maranatha Baptist 10
Box Score Photos
Final
Washington U. 36, at Birmingham-Southern 21
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
UW-Platteville 56, at Lakeland 0
Box Score
Final
at Northwestern (Minn.) 38, Martin Luther 20
Box Score
Final
at Eureka 28, MacMurray 13
Box Score
Final
at Westminster (Mo.) 35, Greenville 14
Box Score
Final
Dubuque 30, at Luther 17
Box Score Recap
Final
Monmouth 52, at Lake Forest 6
Box Score Photos
Final
St. Thomas 33, at St. John's 21
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Augsburg 49, Carleton 17
Box Score Photos
Final
Bethel 44, at St. Olaf 7
Box Score
Final
at Hamline 42, Gustavus Adolphus 40
Box Score Recap
Final
at UW-Whitewater 35, Morningside 21
Box Score Recap
Final
at Hardin-Simmons 48, Texas Lutheran 38
Box Score Photos
Final
at UW-River Falls 42, Southwestern 22
Box Score Photos
Final
Simpson 17, at Buena Vista 9
Box Score
Final
at St. Scholastica 49, Crown 13
Box Score Recap
Final
Cornell 46, at Beloit 41
Box Score
Final
at Carthage 27, Augustana 24
Final
Coe 48, at Nebraska Wesleyan 17
Box Score Recap
Final
at Wartburg 56, Finlandia 0
Box Score
Final
at Wheaton (Ill.) 10, Elmhurst 6
Box Score Recap
Final
Hendrix 42, at Millsaps 14
Box Score
Final
Illinois Wesleyan 45, at North Park 10
Final
at Macalester 34, Grinnell 0
Box Score
Final
at Ripon 33, Knox 19
Final
Illinois College 40, at Lawrence 15
Final
UW-Oshkosh 77, at Morthland College (Ill.) 0
Box Score
Final
Central 42, at Loras 34
Box Score Recap
Final
at Geneva 35, Thiel 27
Box Score
Final
UW-Eau Claire 40, at Wisconsin Lutheran 14
Box Score
Final
St. John Fisher 42, at Brockport 38
Box Score Recap
Final
UW-Stevens Point 44, at Adrian 19
Box Score
Final
UW-La Crosse 41, at Carroll 7
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Berry 41, Sewanee 3
Box Score Recap Recap Photos
Final
Westminster (Pa.) 38, at Bethany 9
Box Score
Final
Ohio Wesleyan 29, at Oberlin 16
Box Score
Final
at Tufts 17, Wesleyan 14
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
Mount Union 49, at Baldwin Wallace 7
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Capital 35, Wilmington 21
Box Score
Final
at Southwestern Assemblies 23, Austin 17
Box Score Photos
Cancelled
Langston at McMurry
Video Live Stats
Final
at North Central (Ill.) 42, Millikin 7
Box Score Recap
Final
at Chapman 19, Trinity (Texas) 17
Box Score Recap Photos
Sep. 29: All times Eastern
6:30 PM
Randolph-Macon at Shenandoah
Live Stats
Sep. 30: All times Eastern
6:30 PM
Emory and Henry at Washington and Lee
Video Live Stats Audio Audio
Sep. 24: All times Eastern
Final
at Thomas More 20, Carnegie Mellon 16
Box Score Recap
Final
at Hobart 27, Union 23
Box Score Recap
Final
Christopher Newport 17, at TCNJ 0
Final
at Wittenberg 24, Wabash 14
Box Score
Final
Salisbury 35, at Southern Virginia 0
Box Score
Final
Albright 20, at Delaware Valley 17
Box Score Recap
Final
at Utica 24, Cortland 13
Box Score Recap Recap
Final
at Stevenson 54, FDU-Florham 15
Box Score Recap
Final
at Franklin 44, Bluffton 38
Box Score Recap
Final
Johns Hopkins 30, at Muhlenberg 24
Box Score Recap
Final
St. Thomas 33, at St. John's 21
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at UW-Whitewater 35, Morningside 21
Box Score Recap
Final
at Hardin-Simmons 48, Texas Lutheran 38
Box Score Photos
Final
at Wheaton (Ill.) 10, Elmhurst 6
Box Score Recap
Final
UW-Platteville 56, at Lakeland 0
Box Score
Final
UW-Oshkosh 77, at Morthland College (Ill.) 0
Box Score
Final
Central 42, at Loras 34
Box Score Recap
Final
St. John Fisher 42, at Brockport 38
Box Score Recap
Final
Mount Union 49, at Baldwin Wallace 7
Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at North Central (Ill.) 42, Millikin 7
Box Score Recap