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Tigers and New Coach Nick Mourouzis Recapture the Bell, 21-14

November 14, 1981

Nick 1981 Bell.jpgNovember 14, 1981, Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw University wrested the Monon Bell from Wabash College for the first time since 1975 as the Tigers defeated the Little Giants -- who entered the game ranked fourth in the nation -- 21-14 at Blackstock Stadium this afternoon. A pass from Rob Doyle to Mark McConnell provided the difference as the Tigers battled back from a 14-7 deficit, earning new coach Nick Mourouzis his first Bell victory.

Wabash entered the game unbeaten in its last 24 outings. 

The two teams battled to a 14-14 tie at halftime. The Tiger defense shut out the Little Giants in the second half. Fans literally climbed trees for a good view of the action.

View a "Monon Memory" of the game action, produced by Ken Owen '82, director of media relations at DePauw, here: video link [Download Video: "1981 Monon Memory" - 5633kb].

Visit the Monon Bell Web page and read more about the history of the classic rivalry by clicking here.