We start the final week of the Top 10 Moments of 2016-17. There is nothing like playing the spoiler on someone's homecoming, especially when it is cross-town rival Otterbein University.
Capital pulled within one point with 2:09 left on the clock, on a Thomas Wibbeler 30-yard touchdown pass to Nick Waters. Waters was able to put some distance between him and the defender, as he streaked down the sideline for the score. Instead of going for the tie, head coach Chad Rogosheske elected to go for the lead. On the two-point conversion, Wibbeler found David Barnett in the back of the end zone, to put Cap up 42-41.
Otterbein had one last chance to get into a position to score, but Capital's defense made it tough on the Cardinals. The Crusaders made stops and allowed zero yards on Otterbein's first three plays of the drive. An injury timeout gave Otterbein extra time to regroup and form a play that led to a first down, but Nick Wright saved the day by causing a turnover that would end the game. Otterbein running back Christian Johnson went off tackle to the right, but Wright was there to make the stop and punched the ball loose while making the tackle. Drew Selegue hopped on the rock to give Capital the ball back. From there, Capital took to the "victory formation" and ran the clock out, ending a four-year drought in this storied rivalry.
Wibbeler posted a monster day with five touchdowns, with 21-of-32 passing and 351 yards in the air. Barnett caught eight passes for 190 yards, three scores and two two-point conversions.
Honorable Mention: Capital names Roger Ingles Athletic Director
Following an extensive search process that began in November, Capital University announced that Mr. Roger Ingles has accepted an offer to become the director of Athletics and Recreation. Ingles joined the Purple and White after a highly successful 12-year tenure as director of athletics at Ohio Wesleyan University.
Previous Top Moments of 2016-17
#10: Women's Golf Rewrites Record Book at Purple & White Invite -- link
#9: Men's Golf Wins First Tournament in Nearly Five Years -- link
#8: Logan Allison Breaks Two School Records on the Same Day! -- link
#7: Hines, Wilson Preserve Win Over Kenyon as Cap Sets Program Winning Streak Record -- link
#6: Men's Soccer Builds Season-best 10-Game Win Streak / 14-Game Unbeaten Streak -- link
#5: Down to the Last Play, Football Defeats BW in Double OT -- link
#4: Martinelli's 10 Ks Clinch Postseason Spot for Softball -- link
#3: Cap Men's Lax Gets Retribution Over BW, Advances to OAC Championship -- link