DePauw wins Old Gold contest over Sewanee, 27-13
October 9, 2004
GREENCASTLE, Ind. - DePauw freshman running back Jeremiah Marks rushed for a career-high 182 yards and two touchdowns and junior quarterback Ross Wiethoff rushed for 106 and threw for 147 to lead the Tigers to a 27-13 Old Gold Day and Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference win over visiting Sewanee.
DePauw improved to 4-2 overall and 2-1 in the SCAC, while Sewanee dropped to 1-5 overall and 0-2 in the SCAC.
DePauw jumped out to a 6-0 lead on a 1-yard run by Marks with 2:05 left in the second quarter. The extra point attempt was blocked. On the next possession, DePauw's Andrew Huff intercepted Wes Satterfield's pass at the DePauw 25 and returned it to the Sewanee 47. Six plays later Wiethoff teamed with Jamarcus Shephard for a 20-yard score and then connected with Brian Culp for the two-point conversion to make it 14-0 with just 8.8 seconds left in the half.
Midway through the third quarter, DePauw's Luis Davila blocked Jake Roberts' 29-yard field goal attempt and the Tigers took over on their own 20. DePauw wasted little time as Wiethoff scampered 80 yards for a touchdown. The extra-point attempt was off the mark and DePauw held a 20-0 advantage with 6:45 left in the third.
Sewanee got on the board early in the fourth as Kola Pacheco recovered Matt McMahon's fumble on the DePauw 30. A pass interference call on DePauw moved the ball to the 15 and four plays later Satterfield found Steven Motley for a 7-yard score with 11:34 left in the game to make it 20-6. Sewanee missed the try for two after a bad snap on the extra-point kick attempt.
Later in the quarter the Tiger defense stopped Sewanee in the red zone for the third time on the afternoon and took over on their own 18-yard line. Wiethoff connected with Culp for a 19-yard gain before Marks blasted through the line on the way to a 63-yard touchdown run. Tyler Mallory's point-after made it 27-6 with 7:43 left.
Mallory's kickoff went into the end zone for a touchback and on the first play of the drive Sewanee's Motley tossed an 80-yard halfback pass to Patrick Scott. Roberts hit the extra point to make it 27-13.
Sewanee drove to the DePauw 28 late in the game before Obinna Ugoke picked off Satterfield's fourth-down pass.
"I am pleased with the win," DePauw head coach Bill Lynch said. "Our defense played well and didn't give up big plays. We got some big fourth down stops. I was disappointed in the number of penalties and the three turnovers."
"I was impressed with Sewanee going into the game," Lynch added. "They play hard and are tough to sustain a drive against."
DePauw outgained Sewanee 445-343 including a 298-54 rushing advantage. The Tigers averaged 7.7 yards per play.
Marks rushed for 182 yards on 24 carries for the sixth-highest single-game total in school history and the second-highest by a DePauw freshman. His third 100-yard game on the season equaled a DePauw freshman record. Wiethoff completed nine of 15 passes for 147 yards and one touchdown. Shephard caught four passes for 78 yards, while Culp had three for 48 yards.
Harlin Hickerson led Sewanee with 28 yards on 10 carries. Satterfield completed 25 of 36 passes for 209 yards. Motley caught seven of those for 63 yards, whie Scott had four for 109 yards.
Defensively, DePauw sacked Satterfield three times with Dustin Hertel recording two and Rob Camfield finishing with one. Aaron Key led the Tigers with 10 tackles, while Farrow had eight. Hertel finished with 4.5 tackles for loss. Sewanee totaled four sacks with Donald Allen totaling two and Kyle Joyce and Mike Glanton adding one each. George Twitty led the team with 12 tackles.
DePauw returns to SCAC action on Saturday, October 23, when it travels to Millsaps College. Sewanee hosts Rhodes on October 16.