Crusaders Falter Against Yellow Jackets

Crusaders Falter Against Yellow Jackets
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Despite posting more than 300 rushing yards in Saturday's Ohio Athletic Conference contest against Baldwin Wallace University, the Capital University football team dropped a 48-14 decision at Bernlohr Stadium.

The loss marks the sixth straight loss for Capital (2-6 overall, 1-6 OAC) while the Yellow Jackets of  Baldwin Wallace improve to 5-3 overall, 4-3 in OAC play.

Good field position following a short Capital punt in the first quarter led the Baldwin Wallace getting on the board first. On the third play of their second drive, BW quarterback Tyler Moeglin hit wide receiver Kyle Dunne from 29 yards out on a diving grab in the back of the end zone to take an early 7-0 lead.

Baldwin Wallace scored 35 unanswered points over the first two and a half quarters of play. Two of those came via plays of 30 yards or more. Corey Padrutt rolled out a 32-yard touchdown run and then Moeglin and Dunne connected for a second occurrence, this time on a trick play. The Yellow Jackets ran a double reverse and Dunne displayed his arm to hit a wide open Moeglin in stride for a 65-yard touchdown play.

At the end of the third quarter, things began to pick up for the Crusaders when the run game produced a 16-play, 79-yard drive which freshman Cory Heeter finished off with a three-yard touchdown run, his first of his collegiate career. Heeter helped usher the drive along with a 29-yard scamper as part of that drive to get the ball into Baldwin Wallace territory.

On the following possession, sophomore Nick Waters (Hilliard, Ohio/Davidson) broke off a 52-yard run, finding the end zone for the first time in his Crusaders career.

Those scores upset the Yellow Jackets' nest and before the end of the third quarter, Moeglin tossed his second touchdown pass, hitting Tyler Wolf for a 40-yard scoring play. In the fourth quarter, Darryl Jones added a 35-yard touchdown run to drive the score to its final resting place.

Sophomore Brent Walton (Pickerington, Ohio/Central) led the Crusaders with 133 rushing yards on 24 carries. This marks his fourth game with 100 or more rushing yards, and only the second time this season he has been kept out of the end zone.

Capital will celebrate Homecoming next Saturday, Nov. 8, when they welcome Heidelberg University to town for its final home game of the season. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. from Bernlohr Stadium.