Tigers Sweep SCAC Player of the Week Honors
October 24, 2007
October 24, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - Following their performances in the Tigers' 41-40 double overtime win at Colorado College, senior running back Jeremiah Marks and sophomore defensive end Alex Fitch were named Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively.
Marks rushed for a DePauw school-record 211 yards on 34 carries tied his own school and SCAC record with five rushing touchdowns. It was just the sixth time a player from the conference has rushed for five TDs in a single game with Marks having accomplished the feat twice. His other five-TD performance came on Oct. 8, 2005 against Sewanee.
He also set a new SCAC career record for rushing touchdowns, extending his total to 49 - breaking the old mark of 47 held by Tim McDaniel of Centre College (1988-1991).
Fitch (pictured right) blocked an extra point in the second overtime which helped the Tigers to the eventual 41-40 win on its ensuing overtime possession. He also forced a fumble which the defense recovered at the DePauw 39 with 19 seconds left in regulation and the game tied 27-27.
Fitch totaled six tackles on the afternoon, including three for losses of 10 yards and a six-yard sack. He also broke up one pass.
DePauw returns to action on Saturday, October 27, when it hosts Austin College in the 101 annual Old Gold Day.