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ONU 49 - ND 37

ONU rolls to victory in game for the ages.

 

Congratulations to the Ohio Northern University Robotic Football team for its 49-37 victory over the University of Notre Dame this past Saturday at the Brian Hederman Memorial Robotic Competition.

The Polar Bots relied on a power running game and stifling defense to thwart the heavily favored Fighting Irish. Led by running back Dougie's six touchdowns — including the game sealer with four seconds left after Notre Dame had closed the gap to six points — the victory proved once again that running the football is the winning formula for both man and machine.

This is ONU's first victory over Notre Dame in football (robotic or human) in five tries, and avenges a painful 87-0 loss the Polar Bears suffered back in 1913.

The ONU team is made up of Michael Horth, a senior mechanical engineering major from Akron, Ohio; Hunter Turner, a senior mechanical engineering major from Tipp City, Ohio; Loren Camp, a senior mechanical engineering major from Zanesville, Ohio; Shawn Pavel, a senior computer engineering major from Delphos, Ohio; Peter Kleysteuber, a senior electrical engineering major from Fairborn, Ohio; Taylor Zank, a senior electrical engineering major from Angola, Ind.; Noah Orr, a junior computer science major from Centerburg, Ohio; Paul Sorensen, a sophomore computer engineering major from Ada, Ohio; Jared R. Schatzinger, a junior mechanical engineering major from Shelby, Ohio; Michael Limbird, a senior computer engineering major from Attica, Ohio; Tyler Germann, a freshman electrical engineering major from New Haven, Ind.; and Joshua Gedert, a freshman computer engineering major from Toledo, Ohio. The students are advised by ONU faculty members John-David Yoder, professor and chair of mechanical engineering, and Sami Khorbotly, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering.

 

 

 

Huge thanks to @notredame for a great robotic football event. We'll see you in Atlanta. twitter.com/ohionorthern/s…

— Ohio Northern Univ. (@ohionorthern) April 7, 2013

 

Your MVB (most valuable bot), Dougie. twitter.com/ohionorthern/s…

— Ohio Northern Univ. (@ohionorthern) April 7, 2013

 

Do you believe miracles???? YES!!!!!!!!ONU 49 Notre Dame 37 twitter.com/ohionorthern/s…

— Ohio Northern Univ. (@ohionorthern) April 7, 2013

 

Is there a robot Heisman? Dougie again. Untouched for six. 43-23 ONU.

— Ohio Northern Univ. (@ohionorthern) April 7, 2013

 

And the DEFENSE! DEFENSE! Chant begins by the great crowd here. ONU holds on fourth down.

— Ohio Northern Univ. (@ohionorthern) April 7, 2013

 

Another complete pass by @notredame 37-23 ONU.

— Ohio Northern Univ. (@ohionorthern) April 7, 2013

 

37-16. Touchdown and conversion by who else? #Dougie35 3 minutes left.

— Ohio Northern Univ. (@ohionorthern) April 7, 2013

 

Big run by Dougie and a bigger hit on the sideline. 4th down.

— Ohio Northern Univ. (@ohionorthern) April 7, 2013

 

Ouch! Two completed passes from ND for 14 points. 29-16 ONU. In robot football a completed pass is worth 7.

— Ohio Northern Univ. (@ohionorthern) April 7, 2013

 

QB Barry Aggressive receiving some attention from a trainer after his long run. #onu-nd twitter.com/ohionorthern/s…

— Ohio Northern Univ. (@ohionorthern) April 7, 2013

 

This time quarterback and ONU.edu website coverbot, Barry Aggressive with the score and conversion. 29-2 ONU.

— Ohio Northern Univ. (@ohionorthern) April 7, 2013

 

ONU coach Hunter Turner on second half strategy, "We're going to run Dougie." #onlyhopetocontainhim

— Ohio Northern Univ. (@ohionorthern) April 7, 2013

 

Giving new meaning to "halftime adjustments." #onu-nd twitter.com/ohionorthern/s…

— Ohio Northern Univ. (@ohionorthern) April 6, 2013

 

End of the first half. 21-2 ONU. 10 minute halftime and then the second half.

— Ohio Northern Univ. (@ohionorthern) April 6, 2013

 

Dougie is on fire!!! On fourth down ONU goes for it and Dougie goes untouched for six. 21-2 ONU.

— Ohio Northern Univ. (@ohionorthern) April 6, 2013

 

Another ONU delay of game. 15-2 ONU. Still plenty of time to get over to Kinghorn Polar Bears! #dontmissthis

— Ohio Northern Univ. (@ohionorthern) April 6, 2013

 

Our first controversial call. ND with a point for an ONU delay of game ON AN "INJURED" player. 15-1 ONU.

— Ohio Northern Univ. (@ohionorthern) April 6, 2013

 

That's two for Dougie!! Touchdown ONU! ...and the 2-point conversion. 15-0 ONU!

— Ohio Northern Univ. (@ohionorthern) April 6, 2013

 

Touchdown!!!!!! Polar Bears! 7-0 twitter.com/ohionorthern/s…

— Ohio Northern Univ. (@ohionorthern) April 6, 2013

 

4th down. The Polar Bear defense holds!!!! #turnoverondowns

— Ohio Northern Univ. (@ohionorthern) April 6, 2013

 

Great crowd at Kinghorn for ONU v Notre Dame robotic football game! twitter.com/ohionorthern/s…

— Ohio Northern Univ. (@ohionorthern) April 6, 2013

 

Starting lineup continued: Chaser, Grike, TKO, WALL.E #onu-nd

— Ohio Northern Univ. (@ohionorthern) April 6, 2013

 

ONU starting lineup: DJ Roomba, The Claw, Barry Aggressive, Master Chief, Wrangler, The Punisher, Dougie ... twitter.com/ohionorthern/s…

— Ohio Northern Univ. (@ohionorthern) April 6, 2013

 

Thanks to Vince Koza and @931thefan for calling the robot football game between ONU and Notre Dame.

— Ohio Northern Univ. (@ohionorthern) April 6, 2013

 

10 minutes to kickoff! Still time to get to Kinghorn. #onu-nd

— Ohio Northern Univ. (@ohionorthern) April 6, 2013

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