Sunday, November 6, 2011

Holt, Baldwin-Wallace nearly upset No. 2 Mount Union

The second-ranked University of Mount Union football team scored a late fourth quarter touchdown to rally and defeat Baldwin-Wallace College, 25-20 on Saturday in an Ohio Athletic Conference game at Mount Union Stadium.

The Purple Raiders clinched their 20th straight OAC title, won their 61st straight regular season game and improved to 9-0 overall and 8-0 in the OAC. B-W is now 7-2 overall and 6-2 in the OAC and ends its regular season next Saturday when it hosts cross-town rival John Carroll University in the Annual Battle for the Cuyahoga Gold Bowl Trophy on Tressel Field at The George Finnie Stadium at 1:30 p.m.

Elyria’s Tyler Almeida connected on a 26-yard field goal and a 25-yarder as time expired in the second quarter to give the Purple Raiders a 6-0 lead at halftime.

Down 19-0, Midview’s Josiah Holt returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown with 4:19 left in the third quarter. The touchdown was the third career kick return score for Holt.

B-W continued to cut into the lead when junior quarterback Andrew Dziak scored on a three-yard touchdown run at 14:53 of the fourth quarter. Mohler tacked on the extra point to cut the lead to 19-14.

B-W took its first lead of the game when Dziak scored his second touchdown of the game on an one-yard dash with 5:53 left in the game. The two point conversion by Avon’s Ryan O’Rourke gave the Yellow Jackets a 20-19 advantage. The lead by the Yellow Jackets marked the first time the Purple Raiders trailed in a game since September 10, 2009 when Capital University lead the Purple Raiders 21-14 early in the fourth quarter.

The Purple Raiders won the game when Denton caught his second touchdown pass of the game on a 29-yard pass play from Piloto on a fourth down and 11-yards to go play with 2:14 remaining.

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