Baldwin Wallace Defeats Wilmington College, 47-7, in Wilmington
The Yellow Jackets racked up 374 yards in the first half and 40 points to lead 40-7 at halftime. BW opened the scoring when junior tailback Mark Anders (North Olmsted High School) plunged in from a yard out. Junior placekicker Kevin Hille (Willoughby/Lake Catholic H.S.) added the point after. Three minutes later Anders tallied his second score of the afternoon when he again plunged in from a yard out. Hille's extra point made it 14-0.
After a Wilmington touchdown, BW answered at the 12:50 mark of the second quarter when junior quarterback Dan Larlham (Brimfield/Walsh Jesuit H.S.) took the snap and ran it in from 12 yards out for his sixth rushing touchdown of the year. Larlham also had a hand in the next Jacket touchdown, throwing a 12-yard pass to Anders. The point after was no good and BW led 33-7. With 2:57 to go in the first half, Anders fumbled the pitch, recovered the ball, broke a tackler and took it in the end zone from 24 yards out for his fourth touchdown of the day. The two point conversion attempted failed and the Jackets led 33-7. The final score of the first half for the Jackets came with 13 seconds to go when senior wideout Dave LaBahn (Strongsville H.S.) scored on a five yard touchdown pass from Larlham. Hille's fourth point after of the game made it 40-7 at the half.
BW tallied the only score of the second half with 4:11 to go in the third quarter when Larlham tallied his second rushing touchdown of the afternoon, scoring from a yard out to make it 47-7.
The Jackets outgained the Quakers 499-230. Anders finished with 15 carries for 136 yards, three receptions for 69 yards and four touchdowns overall in only one half of action. Larlham finished 15 for 19 for 259 yards and two touchdowns. He also had 10 rushes for 41 yards and two touchdowns.
The Yellow Jackets will be back in action next Saturday when they host OAC rival Muskingum College at the George Finnie Stadium in Berea. Game time is set to kick off at 1:30 pm. Fans can listen to the game both locally and via the BW Internet web site. The broadcast will begin on campus radio station WBW, 88.3 FM, at 1:15 p.m. To access the game via the web, please log onto it at www.bw.edu/athletics and go to WBW broadcasts.
FOOTBALL GAME NOTES #6 vs. WILMINGTON COLLEGE
The Baldwin Wallace University YELLOW JACKET football team will travel to Wilmington, Ohio to play Ohio Athletic Conference rival Wilmington College on Saturday, October 19, at WIlliams Stadium at 1:30 p.m. This is the sixth regular season game.
RADIO -- BW campus radio station WBW, 88.3 FM, will carry the game live from Wilmington with the pregame show starting at 1:15 p.m. Senior Dave Droes will call the play-by-play and junior Jon Holko will add the color analysis. WBW broadcasts all home and away Yellow Jacket games. The live broadcast can also be heard live via the internet at www.bw.edu/athletics.
Baldwin Wallace University
LOCATION: Berea, Ohio
NICKNAME: Yellow Jackets
2001 RECORD: 6-4
2002 RECORD: 3-2
2002 OAC RECORD: 2-2
LAST WEEK: Beat Ohio Northern, 48-41, in Berea on 10/12
HEAD COACH: John Snell
ALMA MATER/YEAR: Baldwin Wallace / 1989
YEAR AT BW: First/ Eighth overall
BW RECORD: 3-2
CAREER RECORD: same
SERIES BEGAN: 1922
SERIES RECORD WC leads, 2-1
LAST MEETING: BW won, 38-35, in O.T. in Berea on 9/15/2001
SERIES STREAK: BW, one
NEXT WEEK: HOST MUSKINGUM in Berea at 1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Wilmington, Ohio
2001 RECORD: 5-5
2002 RECORD: 2-3
LAST WEEK: Lost at Muskingum, 21-13, in New Concord on 10/12
HEAD COACH: Mike Wallace
ALMA MATER /YEAR: Bowling Green / 1968
YEAR AT WC: 12th
WC RECORD: 50-62-1
CAREER RECORD: same
NEXT WEEK: at Marietta on 10/26 at 1:30 p.m.
The Pregame Notes -- The Baldwin Wallace University football team will hope to continue its winning ways today as they travel to Wilmington to play the Quakers of Wilmington in an OAC clash.
BW enters the game with a 3-2 record overall and a 2-2 OAC record after beating OAC rival Ohio Northern University last Saturday on Homecoming in Berea, 48-41.
Wilmington enters the game with a 2-3 overall and 1-3 OAC record after losing at Muskingum College, 21-13, in New Concord last Saturday.
BW vs. Wilmington Series Notes -- The Baldwin Wallace and Wilmington series began in 1922. The series was renewed when Wilmington joined the OAC three seasons ago. This will be the fourth meeting between the Yellow Jackets and the Quakers with Wilmington leading the all-time series, 2-1. BW got its only win in the series, 38-35 in overtime, last year in Berea.
Last Year in Berea: Baldwin Wallace -- 38, Wilmington -- 35 in Overtime -- The Yellow Jackets won a thriller against Wilmington on Community Night in overtime at The George Finnie Stadium in Berea, 38-35. BW led, 35-21, entering the fourth quarter but the Quakers scored two touchdowns, including the tying score with 1:20 to go in the game. Former BW placekicker Cory Kobrinski booted a 26-yard field goal for the game-winning points. Keys in the victory were turnovers. As BW converted four Quaker turnovers into 21 points, including a 58-yard touchdown on a fumble recovery by graduated defensive end Dan Aranyosi '02. Offensively, BW was led by current junior quarterback Dan Larlham (Brimfield/ Walsh Jesuit) who completed 15 of 24 for 188 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 86 yards. Current senior fullback Gerald Hazzard (North Olmsted) caught two of Larlham's three TD passes.
Defensively, Aranyosi who had 10 tackles along with his fumble recovery for a touchdown. Former All-OAC outside linebacker Dave Schierbaum '01 led the way with 14 tackles and 1.5 sacks. For Wilmington, former quarterback Adam Ryan had a big game going 25 of 37 for 364 yards and two TD. Ryan also rushed for three TD and ammassed 49 rushing yards. Wide receiver Jonathan Cain caught eight of Ryan's passes for a game-high 147 yards and a TD.
Scouting the Yellow Jackets -- The Yellow Jackets are led offensively by Dan Larlham, junior running back Mark Anders (North Olmsted) and the wide receiver tandem of Dave LaBahn and Dave Ehrman (Strongsville). On defense, senior end Rick Schontz (Butler, Pa./ Butler) and All-OAC defensive backs Tom DeLuca (Norwalk) and Greg Koch (Olmsted Falls) are the key players. The special teams are also solid with Hille, junior punter Rob Becker (Dover) and return specialists Tom DeLuca, Mark Anders and Matt Walker (New Middletown/ Springfield Local).
In BW's Last Game on Oct. 12 in Berea: Baldwin Wallace -- 48, Ohio Northern -- 41 -- The Yellow Jacket football team defeated OAC rival Ohio Northern, 48-41, in a shootout at The George Finnie Stadium in Berea before 4,253 fans on Homecoming.
With the score tied 34-34 midway through the fourth quarter, Dan Larlham lofted a perfect nine-yard scoring pass to Dave LaBahn in the right corner of the endzone to give BW a 40-34 lead with 8:23 remaining in the contest. Sophomore Aaron Redd's (Swanton) point-after-touchdown kick made it 41-34. With the scoring pass, BW not only gained the lead, it also tied a record. With the catch, LaBahn tied a Yellow Jacket single-game record with his fourth TD reception of the game. For the game, LaBahn caught six passes for a career-high 129 yards and TD of 60, 10, 9 and 9 yards.
Then, two plays after LaBahn's record-tying score, senior defensive end Brady Myers (Wellington) put the finishing touches on a career-best game himself. Myers, who recovered an ONU fumble in the endzone in the first quarter to give BW a 13-0 lead, intercepted ONU freshman signal caller Adam Quirk at the 14-yard line and returned the theft to paydirt and increased BW's lead to 48-34 following the PAT kick by Redd.
BW led 13-0 ealy as LaBahn caught the 60-yard TD pass from Larlham and Myers scored on the fumble recovery. After ONU tied it, 13-13, LaBahn caught the 10-yard scoring aerial to give the Jackets' a 19-13 lead. ONU then took its only lead of the game, 20-19, before LaBahn's first nine-yard catch gave BW a 27-20 lead at halftime.
In the third quarter, Larlham, who completed 18 of 32 passes for 268 yards and four TD and led the team in rushing with 46 yards in 22 attempts, scored on a one-yard scamper. Redd's PAT kick gave BW a 34-20 lead. Undaunted ONU scored two straight TD and tied the game with 12 seconds left in the third stanza. That set up LaBahn's record-tying catch and Myers heroics in the final 15 minutes.
For the game, Myers had nine total tackles, including eight solo stops, three tackles for lost yardage, the fumble recovery for a TD, the interception for a TD and a quarterback sack. Overall, the BW defense had six sacks and forced four turnovers.
BW Statistical Leaders -- Offensively, Larlham has completed 77 of 126 passes for 61.1 percent and 977 yards with nine TD. His QB efficency rating is 138.70 overall. On the ground, Larlham has rushed 74 times for 277 yards and five TD. Also in the backfield, junior running back Mark Anders (North Olmsted) is the leading rusher with 354 yards in 74 attempts with three TD. Senior Randale Richmond (Akron North) has 26 carries for 108 yards. The receiving corps are topped by Dave LaBahn with 24 catches for 341 yards and four TD. Sophomore WR Dave Ehrman (Strongsville) is tied with sophomore tight end Nate Wilder (Youngstown/ Cardinal Mooney) for second in receiving with 11 catches each. Ehrman has 11 grabs for 115 yards and one TD. Wilder has 11 catches for 173 yards and one TD. Sophomore backup TE Mike Brosovich (Rome/ Grand Valley) has the most TD catches with two.
Defensively, Greg Koch (Olmsted Falls) is the top tackler with 56 total stops, including 28 solo tackles. Junior safety Jeff Fox (Willoughby South) is second with 46 tackles. Senior outside linebacker Bryan Parobek (Berea) is third with 36 total tackles and first with five QB sacks for minus 62 yards. Junior outside linebacker Nate Mitchell (Butler, Pa./ Butler) is fourth with 30 stops. Senior tackle Rob Wittensoldner (Alliance Marling-ton) leads the team with 11 tackles for losses of 40 yards and is second in QB sacks with four. Koch and junior cornerback and return specialist Tom DeLuca (Norwalk) have the most pass breakups with six each.
In special team play, junior punter Rob Becker (Dover) is averaging 42.2 yards per punt in 13 attempts, including five that have landed inside the 20-yard line.
Scouting the Opponent: Wilmington College -- The Quakers are led on offense by sophomore QB Jeff Bean, senior RB Will Issac and sophomore WR Deon Short. On defense, sophomore defensive end Brandon Tisdale and senior end Greg Liggens are the top players. On special teams, sophomore WR Damian Ivory and senior deep back James Mann are deadly on punt returns and sophomore WR Terrell Jones has been a strong kick returner.
In Wilmington's Last Game on Oct. 12 in New Concord: Muskingum--21, Wilmington -- 13 -- The Quakers dropped an OAC game in New Concord at Muskingum College, 21-13. The difference in the game was an 80-yard run by Muskingum's Trevor Cooper with 7:27 left in the game. Despite the loss, Jeff Bean completed 13 of 28 passes for 176 yards and a TD but tossed two interceptions. Deon Short was the top receiver with seven catches for 116 yards, including a five-yard TD toss from Bean. Will Isaac was the top ground gainer with 176 yards in 32 attempts, including a 10-yard TD run. On defense, sophomore linebacker Marcus Hefner had the most tackles with eight.
Wilmington's Statistical Leaders -- Offensively, Jeff Bean has completed 58 of 113 passes for 780 yards with eight TD and six interceptions. Deon Short is the top pass catcher with 25 for 410 yards (16.4 per catch) with four TD. Will Isaac is the top runner with 498 yards in 124 attempts with three TD. Bean has run for 123 yards and a TD. On defense, Brandon Tisdale has the most tackles (30), most solo stops (19), most tackles for loss (14 for minus 83 yards) and a team-leading nine QB sacks. Sophomore defensive back Anthony Tucker is second with 25 tackles. On special teams, Damien Ivory has returned eight punts for a 14.6-yard average with a TD. James Mann has returned five for a 22.6-yard average. Terrell Jones is the top kick return specialist with 13 for a 23.2-yard average.
The Yellow Jacket Notebook
LaBahn Ties Mark is Ropollo Player of the Game -- Dave LaBahn tied a single-season school-record with four TD catches against ONU. The mark tied the previous record of four set by both Jeff Stuart versus Otterbein in 1971 and Mike Scullin versus Heidelberg in 1971. For his six-catch, 126-yard and four TD effort, LaBahn was named as the Frank Rolpolo Homecoming Game Player of the Game by the media.
The Seasonal Winning Streak -- Baldwin Wallace University has a seasonal winning streak of 36 years. The streak is third longest in NCAA Division III and the fourth longest in all of college football. BW has not had a losing season since 1966.
Academic All-America (Verizon) Candidates -- BW has four possible candidates for 2002 Verizon Academic All-America team, including 2001 first-team Academic All-American Matt Kish. In addition, junior offensive tackle Joe Harbour (3.93 in education), sophomore wide receiver Dave Ehrman (3.69 in business administration) and junior placekicker Kevin Hille (3.38 in business administration).
For More On Current BW Football -- The latest statistics and information about BW football can be found on the BW Sports Website at http://www.bw.edu/athletics. Offensive statistics will be posted on the website following all games and defensive statistics will be posted every Monday by 5:00 p.m.
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