October 11, 2010

#2 Mount Union Comes Home to Host Heidelberg

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2010 University of Mount Union Football
#2 Mount Union Purple Raiders (5-0, 4-0 OAC) vs
Heidelberg Student Prince (2-3, 1-3 OAC)
Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010 - 1:30 pm - Mount Union Stadium (Alliance, Ohio)

RADIO:
WDPN 1310 AM (Alliance): LISTEN LIVE
WRMU 91.1 FM (Alliance): LISTEN LIVE

TV: (Tape Delay): Joe Tait (play-by-play) and Harry Paidas (color)
WIVM Ch. 52 (Sat. Oct. 16 at 8 pm; Sun. Oct. 17 at 1 pm)

SportsTime Ohio
(Sat. Oct. 16 at 7 pm; Sun. Oct. 17 at 5am; Mon. Oct. 18 at noon; Wed. Oct. 20 at 5 am)

LIVE STATS: Click Here

Complete Mount Union Game Notes in PDF Format: CLICK HERE

Heidelberg: Game NotesRoster | Schedule | Statistics | Media Guide

NOTE: No coaches teleconference this week ... If you wish to set-up an interview with Coach Kehres contact Lenny Reich at 330-823-6093 or Coach Hallett contact Morgan Hawley at 419-448-2140.

THE GAME

No. 2 ranked Mount Union hosts Heidelberg in an Ohio Athletic Conference matchup Saturday at 1:30 pm at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance.

The Purple Raiders posted their 48th consecutive regular season and 98th consecutive road victory with a 28-14 win at Marietta. The Raiders got career days from three sophomores on offense as running back Jeremy Murray (Martins Ferry/Martins Ferry) rushed for a 170 yards and three TD's, wide receiver Jasper Collins (Geneva, N.Y./Geneva) had nine catches for 147 yards while quarterback Neal Seaman (Louisville/Louisville) had 331 yards passing and a TD. The defense did its part holding the Pioneers to 19 yards rushing and 226 total yards. The Raiders knocked out two Marietta quarterbacks with six sacks, an interception and two forced fumbles. Senior defensive end Lambert Budzinski (Canton/Massillon Jackson) had 12 tackles, a forced fumble and a season-best 3.0 sacks.

Heidelberg snapped a three-game losing streak with a 33-21 home victory over Muskingum last week. Senior wide receiver Mike Preston caught three TD's to become the school's all-time leader in receiving touchdowns and stake the Student Prince to a 21-0 lead. Heidelberg led 24-0 then held off a Muskie rally in the second half for the win. Senior quarterback Andrew Miller finished with four touchdowns passing, sophomore running back Brad Jones had 101 yards on the ground and the defense forced three turnovers and had three sacks.

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 other two home games 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 54th meeting between the teams with Mount Union holding a 40-13 lead in a series that dates back to a 34-0 Purple Raider win in 1910. Mount Union has won the last 21 meetings with Heidelberg's last win coming in 1988, 24-14 in Tiffin.

THE COACHES

Larry Kehres (Mount Union '71) is 294-22-3 (.925) 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.

Mike Hallett (Mount Union '94) is 14-21 (.400) in his fourth season as head coach at Heidelberg. In his first season in Tiffin, Hallett snapped the school's 36-game losing streak, finished with four wins and won OAC Coach of the Year honors and D3Football.com North Region Coach of the Year honors. Prior to coming to Heidelberg, Hallett spent eight seasons at Thomas More (KY) College and was head coach for the final three of those seasons with a 15-15 record to make his career record 28-36.

UP NEXT ...

Mount Union stays home to host OAC-rival Capital for homecoming next Saturday at 1:30 pm at Mount Union Stadium. For a complete list of activities log on to http://alumni.mountunion.edu

SCOUTING THE STUDENT PRINCE

Don't let Heidelberg's 2-3 record fool you, as the Student Prince has lost two of those games late in the fourth quarter (35-34 to Otterbein and 60-50 to Capital). The Berg's other loss was falling behind 28-0 to Baldwin-Wallace before rallying to fall 35-20.

Heidelberg features the OAC's top passing attack as senior quarterback Andrew Miller leads the conference in passing yards (1,598), passing touchdowns (19) and total offense (1,683). His top target has been All-OAC First Team senior wide receiver Mike Preston, who has 46 catches for 678 yards and 10 TD's. A pair of running backs have carried the load on the ground in sophomore Brad Jones (300 yds) and freshman Germany Woods (294 yds, 4 TD's).

The Heidelberg defense tops the OAC with nine interceptions and sophomore defensive back Tyler Levanduski leads the conference with four. Linebackers in junior Andy Fadenholz and senior Vaughn Klein are the top two tacklers with 58 and 40 respectively while up front sophomore and Ravenna native Stephen Fejedelem has a team-high three sacks.

THE RAIDERS In 2010

Mount Union returns nine starters and 31 letterwinners in 2010.

BY THE NUMBERS

144-5
Mount Union's win-loss record since 2000 

55, 54
The Raiders hold the NCAA's two longest consecutive college football win streaks -- 55 from 2000-2003 and 54 from 1996-99

48
game regular season win streak for Mount Union dating back to a 21-14 loss to Ohio Northern in Alliance on Oct. 22, 2005.

42
game home winning streak for Mount Union dating back to a 21-14 loss to Ohio Northern in Alliance on Oct. 22, 2005.

98
consecutive regular season road victories for Mount Union dating back to a 21-18 loss at Baldwin-Wallace on Sept. 28, 1991.

101-0
Since 1996, the Raiders record when winning the turnover battle.

146-1
The Raiders record since 1990 when winning the turnover battle. That lone loss was a 20-17 loss to Wisconsin-LaCrosse in a 1995 national semifinal game in Alliance. In that game, the Raiders had a +1 turnover margin.

419
passing yards for Mount Union at Heidelberg last season which was the highest single-game total in 2009.

GRAB SOME BUDS

Senior defensive end Lambert Budzinski (Canton/Massillon Jackson) likes going down to Marietta. In 2008, he had an interception return for a touchdown and a fumble recovery, while this past Saturday, he had 12 tackles, three sacks and forced a fumble. The three sacks were one off his career single-game high four that he had last year in the NCAA Playoffs against Albright (Pa.).

JUNIOR JUMPS IN

When senior wide receiver Cecil Shorts III (Cleveland/Collinwood) went out of last week's game at Marietta after a punt return, sophomore wide receiver Jasper (nicknamed Junior) Collins (Geneva, N.Y./Geneva) jumped in and had the best game of his career with nine catches for 147 yards. Collins had eight catches as a freshman last year along with a school-record 89-yard punt return against Marietta.

MURRAY MAKES HIS WAY

Sophomore running back Jeremy Murray (Martins Ferry/Martins Ferry) had a career-day at Marietta with 31 carries for 170 yards and three touchdowns. It was the most yards by a Mount Union running back in a single game since current running back coach Nate Kmic had 310 yards on the ground in a NCAA Playoff National Semifinal game against Wheaton (Ill.) on Dec. 13, 2008.

SEAMAN STEPS UP

Sophomore quarterback Neal Seaman (Louisville/Louisville) had a career-best 331 yards passing at Marietta last week. It is the second 300-yard passing performance of the season for Seaman, who is completing nearly 70-percent of his passes for 1,409 yards and has thrown at least one touchdown pass in each of the five games this season.

DID YOU KNOW?

Larry Kehres is in his 25th season as head coach but 36th season working at Mount Union as he spent 10 seasons (1975-84) as an assistant coach to Ken Wable then in 1985 worked only as director of athletics before becoming head football coach and director of athletics in 1986. You might not know, he was also the first swimming coach at Mount Union.

Larry Kehres '71 and Mike Hallett '94 are two of six Mount Union grads that are NCAA Division III head coaches. Don Montgomery '77 (Emory & Henry, Va.), Dean Paul '90 (Ohio Northern), Erik Raeburn '91 (Wabash, Ind.) and Mike Sirianni '94 (Washington & Jefferson, Pa.) are the others.

PURPLE RAIDERS IN THE PROs

After being off two weeks with an injury, former Mount Union wide receiver Pierre Garcon is in his third season with the NFL's Indianapolis Colts returned with six catches for 57 yards as the Colts handed Kansas City its first loss of the season, 19-9. He had a breakout season in 2009 as he started 16 games including Super Bowl XLIV where he caught one of his six touchdowns on the season. Against the NY Jets in the AFC Championship game, he had 11 catches for 151 yards and his post-game celebration that included waiving a Haiti flag (birthplace of his parents) made national news headlines as he was bringing awareness to the nation that was ravaged by an earthquake just days before the game. This past offseason he returned to Mount Union and completed his bachelor's degree in communications. He had 3,363 yards and 47 touchdowns receiving in three seasons at Mount Union. He played his freshman season at Norwich (Vt.) and in 2008 the Colts drafted him in the sixth round (208 overall).

Another former Purple Raider was part of Sunday's Colts-Chiefs game as Nick Sirianni '03 is in his second season as an assistant coach (offensive quality control) with the Chiefs.

Mount Union alum Dom Capers '72 is the defense coordinator for a Green Bay Packers unit that is ranked No. 13 in the NFL.

Former Mount Union quarterback Kurt Rocco has signed a contract to play for the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League.

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