Football: 5 Things to Know: Game 5 - Wilmington

D'Angelo Fulford (Photo by Michael Yakim)
D'Angelo Fulford (Photo by Michael Yakim)

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Each week during the football season, we will give you five things to know five days before kickoff. This week, No. 2 ranked Mount Union plays Wilmington in an Ohio Athletic Conference game Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Williams Stadium in Wilmington, Ohio.

  1. Double Deuce -- This is the 22nd meeting all-time between Mount Union and Wilmington with the Raiders holding a 21-0 advantage in the series. The series started with a 43-0 Mount victory on Nov. 9, 1968 in Wilmington and the return game on Nov. 8, 1969 was a 70-0 Raider win in Alliance. After that the teams did not play until Wilmington became a member of the OAC in 2000.
  2. Going Long -- Mount Union's first score against Otterbein last week was an 82-yard pass from D'Angelo Fulford to Justin Hill. It was the longest pass play of both players respective careers and was the longest pass play for the Raiders since an 83-yard pass for a score from Taurice Scott to Roman Namdar against Muskingum at home on Sept. 19, 2015.
  3. QB1 No. 1 -- Senior quarterback D'Angelo Fulford passed for 303 yards going 13-of-15 with four touchdowns in the first half of last week's 58-0 win over Otterbein. Fulford is currently NCAA Division III's highest rated passer with a 223.7 passer rating. That 223.7 rating is third-best in all of college football behind only Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (231.3) and Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa (225.1). 
  4. Passing Fancy -- Saturday's matchup will feature two quarterbacks leading the OAC in passing yards. Wilmington junior Kyle Barrett leads the conference and is ninth nationally in passing yards with 1,321 and fifth nationally in total offense (1,398). Mount Union senior D'Angelo Fulford is second in the OAC in passing yards as he has completed 70-percent of his passes this season for 1,121 yards with 17 touchdowns and zero interceptions.
  5. Keep on Ticking -- Mount Union had the ball for a season-best 38:13 against Otterbein last week and the Raiders are second in NCAA Division III this season in time of possession averaging 36:39 per game this season. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Calif.) leads NCAA Division III keeping the football for 37:40 on average. 

Saturday's game will be broadcast live on the radio on WDPN 1310 AM and WRMU 91.1 FM and there will be live video and live stats available online at athletics.mountunion.edu/gameday