Yellow Jackets and Blue Streaks Battle for Gold Bowl Trophy

Yellow Jackets and Blue Streaks Battle for Gold Bowl Trophy

Baldwin Wallace Yellow Jackets (1-0) vs.
John Carroll Bliue Streaks (1-0)

Saturday, September 21, 2013
6:00 p.m.
Tressel Field at George Finnie Stadium

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Today's Game -- The Baldwin Wallace University football team opens the Ohio Athletic Conference season versus John Carroll University on Saturday, September 21 on the Tressel Field inside the George Finnie Stadium.  The Yellow Jackets opened the season with a 52-21 victory at Bluffton last Saturday.  The Blue Streaks defeated St. Norbert (Wis.) College, 41-0, on September 7.

Series Notes --  The Yellow Jackets and Blue Streaks have previously met 52 times on the gridiron. BW leads the all-time series, 25-23-4. BW has won six of the past nine meetings, including two straight and a 32-28 win last season. The win was BW's first at JCU since 1998. Home field advantage has been huge as the victor in 10 of the last 11 games has been the home team.  The series began in 1923 when the Blue Streaks defeated the Yellow Jackets, 19-13.  Two notable names who have taken part in this series, BW graduate and College Football Hall of Famer Lee Tressel and John Carroll grad and Pro Football Hall of Famer Don Shula.

The Cuyahoga Gold Bowl Series --  This is the 25th Cuyahoga Gold Bowl Trophy game and BW leads that series, 13-11. The Gold Bowl Trophy series dates back to 1989 and was established by former BW Alumni Director Ted Theodore '51. The trophy is a plaque with a rock shaped like a football anchored to a wooden frame and it displays the flags of each school and a medallion that indicates the winner each year.  The trophy is held until the two teams meet the following football season.

Last Meeting -- The last time BW and Bluffton met on September 8 in Berea when the Yellow Jackets defeated the Beavers, 45-13. BW led 3-0 after one quarter and 24-0 at halftime. Bluffton scored its 13 point in the final seven minutes of the game.  The Yellow Jackets outgained the Beavers, 460-246, in total offense

Scouting The Yellow Jackets
In week one week of the season, the Yellow Jackets scored 52 points on 314 yards rushing, 213 yards passing and 527 total yards. BW allowed 21 points on 108 yards rushing, 277 yards passing and 385 total yards. 

Yellow Jacket Statistical Leaders
Offensively, junior quarterback Michael Slack (Casselberry, Fla./ Pine Castle Christian) has completed 12-of-15 passes for 213 yards with two TDs and one interception.  Slack also leads the team in rushing with 102 yards on 16 carries with a TD.  Junior running back Nolan Sordyl (Gurnee, Ill./Warren Township) has carried the ball 14 times for 55 yards and two scores. Junior WR Javon Burks (Naples, Fla./Golden Gate) has hauled in three passes for 100 (33.3 ypc) and one TD.  

Defensively, senior LB David Flegal (Akron/Revere) leads the team with 12 tackles.  Junior DL Luke Riemenscheider (Rocky River) is second with seven tackles, including one for loss. Junior SS Joe Ksaper (Mentor) has two tackles and a 48-yard fumble return for a TD

Scouting The Blue Streaks
In week one week of the season, the Blue Streaks scored 41 points on 87 yards rushing, 577 yards passing and 644 total yards. John Carroll did not allowed a point on 46 yards rushing, 68 yards passing and 114 total yards. 

Baver Statistical Leaders
Offensively, junior QB Mark Myers completed 26-of-41 passes for a John Carroll school-record 526 yards and four TD's. Junior WR Aramis Greenwood  has six catches for 160 yards and two TD's. Freshman Marshall Howell has caught four balls for 147 yards and one TD.  Junior RB Tommy carried the ball seven times for 45 yards. Sophomore Michael Tutolo  had six rushes for 34 yards.

Defensivley,  senior linebacker Matt Feeney led the way with eight total tackles. Senior LB Mitch Krotz had seven tackles.  The Blue Streaks has have had four sacks.

Finnie Stadium Record -- Since Finnie Stadium opened in 1971, the Yellow Jackets have compiled an impressive 155-34-2 home record with an .812 winning percentage.

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