The Otterbein Cardinals earned another win on the season by taking down the rival Capital Crusaders in Bexley, Ohio. 

Capital started the game with the ball but quickly punted it off to the Cardinals. Otterbein would score on their first drive of the game with a six-yard rushing touchdown. Capital would quickly respond with their own drive but was stuffed short on two consecutive rush attempts by linebacker Ryan Tuchow, forcing only a field goal by Capital’s Blake Middleton. 

Capital surprised Otterbein on the next kickoff with a successful onside kick, but the ensuing drive resulted in an interception by Austin Torr on the goal line. Capital would go down and score early in the second quarter, but wouldn’t return to the end zone until the fourth quarter.

Cardinals freshman quarterback Logan Pharmer connected with junior receiver Dom Ross with 00:11 left in the first half. Otterbein would go at Capital with their ground attack during the rest of the game, ending with 207 rushing yards and four touchdowns. Otterbein freshman running back Jordan Bost-Floyd had a breakout game with 17 carries, 146 rushing yards, and three touchdowns. 

          

Otterbein’s defense shut down Capital’s run game by only allowing 29 total rushing yards and kept Capital at an average of 1.3 yards per carry. 

With this 33-18 win, Otterbein takes the lead in series record at 46-45-3. Otterbein is now 2-6 on the year and looks to continue its hot streak with a win next week at the Marietta Pioneers.