DePauw wins third in a row with 38-7 victory at Millsaps
October 23, 2004
STATS (NOTE: Corrected stats have been posted on 10/24 p.m.)
JACKSON, Miss. - DePauw scored five rushing touchdowns and the defense held the host Majors to just 225 yards on the way to a 38-7 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference win at Millsaps. DePauw improved to 5-2 overall and 3-1 in the SCAC, while Millsaps, which entered the game with the conference's top scoring defense, dropped to 2-4 overall and 1-2 in the conference.
Jeremiah Marks led DePauw with 86 yards on 20 carries and added two touchdowns, while Matt McMahon, Ross Wiethoff and John Michels each ran for one score in the victory.
The Tigers scored on all three of its first-half possessions, while the DePauw defense limited the Majors to only 75 yards in the first 30 minutes. McMahon's 1-yard run with 6:27 left in the first put the Tigers on the board first and Marks made it 14-0 on a 2-yard run early in the second that capped a 17-play, 65-yard series. Wiethoff then scored on a 13-yard run with just 33 seconds left in the half to make it 21-0.
The Majors opened the second half by recovering an onside kick and proceeded to score on Tyson Roy's 2-yard run with 11:04 left in the third.
Tyler Mallory's 36-yard field goal with 14:54 left in the game made it 24-7. Brendan Berrigan recovered Roy's fumble on the Millsaps 21 on the Majors' first play of the next series. Marks carried three striaght times including the final 11 for the score that pushed the Tigers lead to 31-7 with 13:01 left.
DePauw linebacker Matt Koch intercepted Mike Dean's pass at the Majors' 39 and Michels got the call three straight times with the final covering 26 yards and making int 38-7 with 9:31 left.
The DePauw defense stopped Millsaps at the DePauw 5 when Obinna Ugokwe picked off Raymece Savage's third down pass with just 4:12 left.
The Tigers totaled 367 yards to Millsaps' 230 with 221 coming on the ground. In addition to Marks' 86 yards, Michels added a career-high 56 and MacMahon finished with 51. Wiethoff completed 13 of 17 passes for 137 yards. Jamarcus Shephard caught seven passes for 99 yards and extended his streak of games with a reception to 27. Roy finished with 61 yards in 14 carries for Millsaps and caught three passes for 37 yards.
Koch and Aaron Key were credited with three tackles each for DePauw. Key, Forest Andrews and Ian MacLeod each had one sack for the Tigers. Marshall Brown led Millsaps with eight stops.
DePauw travels to Centre next Saturday, while Millsaps is at Sewanee.Back