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DePauw Defeats Hope College 35-14

September 18, 2004

September 18, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw University rushed for 388 yards -- 158 by quarterback Ross Wiethoff and another 144 by running back Jeremiah Marks -- grounding the Flying Dutchmen of Hope College 35-14 at Blackstock Stadium this afternoon. Wiethoff threw for another 110 yards and three touchdowns, giving the Tigers 498 total yards. The non-conference win lifts DePauw to 2-1 on the season (1-0 in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference). Hope falls to 1-1. Access a game story in the Grand Rapids Press by clicking here and the Holland Sentinel here.

"When the Hope College football team visits DePauw (Indiana) University today... it will be like two old friends renewing acquaintances for another year," begins an article that previewed the game in the Sentinel. "The teams have met 34 times in a series that began back in 1951 and the team's respective bus drivers hardly need for a road map... This year, however, a Bill-Lynch-2004.jpgcouple of things have changed. Hope is 1-0 heading into its second game of the season, a record that the Flying Dutchmen haven't seen since 1993, and DePauw has a new coach. Nick Mourouzis retired after last season and Bill Lynch took his place. That, combined with the game being held in DePauw's Blackstock Stadium, could provide a bit of a mystery for Hope and coach Dean Kreps."

Kreps tells the newspaper, "We don't know much about his style of play yet, so that is hard for us. But everything that I know about Bill Lynch is positive. He is a good coach and I'm sure he is getting adjusted to his new position."

Lee Lamberts writes, "The Flying Dutchmen will be tested by DePauw quarterback Ross Wiethoff, who played well against Stout, and Kreps said wide receiver Jamarcus Shephard (7 catches, 167 yards) is the real deal. Defensively, Greg Sylvester (17 tackles), Aaron Key (16 tackles) and Obinna Ugokwe (12 tackles, including three for lost yardage) are standouts for DePauw."

Read the complete story by clicking here. Listen to today's game, which kicks off at 1:30 p.m. local time, via student radio station WGRE by clicking here. For complete coverage of the Tigers, visit the football team's Web page here.

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