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DePauw defeats Sewanee, 47-28; Ryan breaks another record

October 12, 2002

GAME STATISTICS

 

Greencastle, Ind. - Dan Ryan caught three touchdown passes and Jackson Rust rushed for three scores as host DePauw defeated Sewanee 47-28 at Blackstock Stadium on Old Gold Day. DePauw improved to 4-2 overall and 2-1 in the SCAC, while Sewanee slipped to 3-3 and 2-1.

 

DePauw needed just four plays after the opening kickoff to cover 64 yards as Matt King's 27-yard run and Ben Murray's point-after gave DePauw a 7-0 lead just 1:36 into the game.

 

Sewanee quarterback Kirk Holtgrewe fumbled after being hit by Joshua Swift and Mike Laszynski on the guests' first play from scrimmage. Jeremy Legge recovered at the Sewanee 6-yard line. It took DePauw quarterback Andy Yoder just one play to find Dan Ryan open for the score to make it 13-0 with 12:58 left in the first.

 

Those six yards moved Ryan ahead of Jay True's (1977-80) DePauw record of 2,567 career yards. It also marked the 16th consecutive game that Ryan had caught a scoring pass.

 

DePauw got the ball back later in the quarter and engineered a 13-play, 61 yard drive that was capped by Jackson Rust's 1-yard run to make it 20-0 with 5:07 left in the quarter.

 

Sewanee got on the board after a bad snap on a DePauw punt resulted in a 14-yard loss and Sewanee's ball on the DePauw four. Holtgrewe ran it in from there to make it 20-7 with one second left in the quarter.

 

The hosts came right back as Yoder completed a short pass to Jamarcus Shephard, rushed for seven yards on his own before connecting with Shephard on a 25-yard strike and Torey Rauch for 33 yards. Rust then ran it in from the two to make it 27-7 with 13:18 remaining in the first half.

 

Sewanee was on its way to reaching paydirt on its next possession as it reached midfield before Holtgrewe completed a pass to Dale Williams. Williams streaked down the sideline, but fumbled near the goal line and the ball went out of the end zone resulting in as touchback for DePauw.

 

Following a DePauw fumbled punt return, Sewanee recovered at the DePauw 25. Four plays later and faced with fourth-and-four, Holtgrewe connected with John Kelly for a 19-yard score to cut the lead to 27-14 with 1:44 left in the half.

 

DePauw's third special teams miscue of the half led to yet another Sewanee score as Mike Glanton blocked Ross Wiethoff's punt and Sewanee recovered at the DePauw 29 with 57 seconds remaining in the half. On the second play from scrimmage following the turnover, Holtgrewe teamed with Kelly for a 24-yard score to close DePauw's lead to 27-21.

 

The DePauw defense held Sewanee to a net of zero yards over the first two second-half possessions and started winning the field position battle. DePauw began its second possession of the second half on the Sewanee 29. Yoder completed a 20-yard pass to Ryan and then a 9-yarder for the score. The try for two failed, but DePauw extended its lead to 33-21.

 

That lead reached 40-21 as Rust scored his third rushing touchdown as he ran in from three yards out with 4:43 left in the third. That was set up by John Stephens' 41-yard punt return and Yoder's 22-yard pass to Shephard on first down.

 

Yoder and Ryan teamed up one more time on a six-yard score with 13:04 left in the contest to make it 47-20. That score, Ryan's third of the game, marked the second time this season and the third time in his career that he's equaled the school record for touchdown receptions in a game.

 

Sewanee capped the scoring with a 16-play, 71-yard drive that ended with Holtgrewe's 1-yard pass to Williams with 6:09 remaining.

 

Yoder completed 23 of 32 passes for 266 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. Ryan hauled in 10 catches for 115 yards and topped the 100-yard receiving mark for the 14th time in his career. Shephard had five catches for 63 yards. King finished with 63 rushing yards in 10 carries.

 

Holtgrewe connected on 22 of 35 passes for 203 yards and three scores with Williams catching 10 for 113 yards.

 

DePauw finished with 422 yards of offense to Sewanee's 272.

 

Jeremy Legge totaled nine tackles for DePauw, while Josh Angel added seven and Cory Partlow six. DePauw sacked Holtgrewe three times with Swift leading with 1.5.

 

Deon Carter led Sewanee with nine tackles followed by a Thaddeus Jackson with eight. Jackson, Luqman Salam and Kola Pacheco each sacked Yoder once.

 

DePauw returns to SCAC play on Saturday, October 26, at Millsaps College, while Sewanee hosts Rhodes next Saturday.

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