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Back-and-Forth Monon Battle Ends With Bell Returning to Crawfordsville

November 12, 1949

1949 Monon Bell.jpgNovember 12, 1949, Greencastle, Ind. - A football season of disappointment ended with more of the same today as DePauw University fell to Wabash College in the annual battle for the Monon Bell, 25-21. The Tigers overcame a 13-0 deficit and led 21-19. But a blocked kick by the Little Giants followed by a touchdown proved to be decisive.

A late DePauw drive ended with an interception, meaning the Tigers must return the Bell a year after reclaiming it from their rivals.

DePauw finishes its season with a 1-7 record. Wabash ends up at 5-2-1,DePauw Pennant.jpg following a tie and two losses at the beginning of the fall with five consecutive victories.

View a "Monon Memory" of the game here: Video Link [Download Video: "1949 Monon Memory" - 3033kb]. A complete roster of the video clips -- written, produced and narrated by Ken Owen '82 -- can be accessed by clicking here.

For comprehensive information on one of college football's greatest rivalries, visit the Monon Bell Web page.

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