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.

comments powered by Disqus
Sep. 4: All times Eastern
8:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at Tex. A&M-Commerce
Audio
Sep. 5: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Anna Maria at Worcester State
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Western New England at Springfield
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Albright at Kean
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Widener at Rowan
Live Stats Live Stats Audio
7:00 PM
WPI at Curry
Live Stats Live Stats
7:00 PM
Mass-Dartmouth at Mount Ida
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Salve Regina at Bridgewater State
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
William Paterson at SUNY-Maritime
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Ursinus at TCNJ
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Fitchburg State at Becker
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Nichols at Westfield State
Live Stats Video
7:30 PM
McDaniel at Catholic
Live Stats
7:30 PM
Trine at Manchester
Live Stats Live Stats Audio Audio
8:00 PM
Waldorf at UW-Whitewater
Live Stats
Sep. 6: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Endicott at Framingham State
Live Stats Video
12:00 PM
Dickinson at Hobart
Live Stats Video Audio
12:00 PM
Holland College (PEI, Canada) at Maine Maritime
Video
12:00 PM
Otterbein at St. John Fisher
Live Stats Audio Audio
12:00 PM
Union at Ithaca
12:00 PM
Pomona-Pitzer at MIT
Preview Video
12:00 PM
Husson at Alfred
Video
12:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Johns Hopkins
Live Stats Video
12:00 PM
Cortland State at Buffalo State
Live Stats
1:00 PM
St. Lawrence at Coast Guard
Video
1:00 PM
Thomas More at Wesley
Live Stats Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Plymouth State at Castleton State
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Lebanon Valley at Franklin and Marshall
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Emory and Henry at Ferrum
Audio
1:00 PM
Washington and Lee at Averett
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney at Wabash
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Rose-Hulman at Kalamazoo
Live Stats Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Wilmington at Olivet
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
King's at Moravian
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Alfred State at Morrisville State
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Susquehanna at Lycoming
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Oberlin at Brockport State
1:00 PM
Utica at Misericordia
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Montclair State
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Southern Virginia at Methodist
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Marietta at Kenyon
1:00 PM
Merchant Marine at Apprentice
1:00 PM
Muhlenberg at Wilkes
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Sewanee at DePauw
Live Stats Video Audio
1:30 PM
Ohio Wesleyan at Bluffton
Live Stats
1:30 PM
Adrian at Defiance
Live Stats Video Audio
1:30 PM
RPI at Norwich
Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
Alma at Heidelberg
1:30 PM
Berry at Maryville (Tenn.)
Live Stats Video Audio
1:30 PM
Bridgewater (Va.) at Gettysburg
Video Audio
1:30 PM
Muskingum at Waynesburg
Audio
1:30 PM
St. Vincent at John Carroll
1:30 PM
Mount Union at Bethany
Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
Juniata at Grove City
Live Stats Audio
2:00 PM
Franklin at Illinois Wesleyan
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Rhodes at Austin
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Carleton at Macalester
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
UW-Platteville at Buena Vista
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Ohio Northern at Washington U.
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
UW-River Falls at St. John's
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Crown at Gustavus Adolphus
2:00 PM
Concordia-Moorhead at Jamestown
2:00 PM
Simpson at Iowa Wesleyan
2:00 PM
Hope at Monmouth
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Lawrence at Rockford
2:00 PM
Carroll at Lakeland
2:00 PM
Elmhurst at Loras
2:00 PM
Millikin at Greenville
Audio
2:00 PM
Coe at Wheaton (Ill.)
2:00 PM
Presentation at Luther
Video
2:00 PM
Martin Luther at Maranatha Baptist
Video
2:00 PM
MacMurray at Culver-Stockton
2:00 PM
Eureka at Knox
2:00 PM
UW-Stout at Dakota Wesleyan
2:00 PM
Huntingdon at Louisiana College
Video
2:00 PM
Ripon at St. Scholastica
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Hendrix at Westminster (Mo.)
Video
2:10 PM
UW-Eau Claire at St. Thomas
Audio Audio
3:00 PM
St. Norbert at Carthage
Live Stats Video
4:00 PM
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Puget Sound
4:00 PM
Lewis and Clark at Whitworth
Live Stats Video
4:00 PM
College of Idaho at Pacific
Live Stats Video Audio
4:30 PM
Arizona Christian at George Fox
5:00 PM
Hartwick at Western Connecticut
6:00 PM
Salisbury at Christopher Newport
6:00 PM
Augustana at Mount St. Joseph
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Carnegie Mellon at Case Western Reserve
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Stevenson at N.C. Wesleyan
Live Stats Video Audio
7:00 PM
Butler at Wittenberg
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Shenandoah at Gallaudet
Preview Live Stats Audio
7:00 PM
Wooster at Washington and Jefferson
Live Stats Video Audio
7:00 PM
Geneva at Frostburg State
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Thiel at Allegheny
7:00 PM
Taylor (Ind.) at Anderson
Live Stats Audio
7:00 PM
Hiram at Westminster (Pa.)
7:00 PM
Denison at Earlham
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Greensboro at Guilford
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Aurora at Illinois College
7:00 PM
Albion at UW-Stevens Point
Live Stats Video Audio
7:00 PM
Concordia (Wis.) at North Park
7:00 PM
Beloit at Chicago
Live Stats
7:00 PM
LaGrange at Birmingham-Southern
7:00 PM
Howard Payne at Trinity (Texas)
Audio
7:00 PM
Mary Hardin-Baylor at Millsaps
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Sul Ross State at Texas Lutheran
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Robert Morris-Chicago at UW-Oshkosh
7:00 PM
UW-La Crosse at Dubuque
Live Stats Video
7:30 PM
Hanover at Centre
Video
7:30 PM
Central at Benedictine
Live Stats Video Audio
8:00 PM
St. Olaf at Northwestern (Minn.)
8:00 PM
Hamline at Minnesota-Morris
8:00 PM
Lake Forest at Wisconsin Lutheran
Live Stats Audio
8:00 PM
Wartburg at Augsburg
Live Stats Video Audio Audio
8:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Southwestern
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
Dec. 20: All times Eastern
Final
at UW-Whitewater 52, Mount Union 14
@ Salem Stadium; Salem, Va.
Recap Photos Photos
Dec. 14: All times Eastern
Final
UW-Whitewater 16, at Mary Hardin-Baylor 15
Recap Recap Photos
Final
at Mount Union 41, North Central (Ill.) 40
Box Score Recap Recap Photos

What We're Reading