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Don Brandenburg Leads Tigers to 20-12 Victory Over Wabash College

November 24, 1928

1928 Football.jpgNovember 24, 1928, Greencastle, Ind. - Led by Don Brandenburg, DePauw University overcame two first quarter touchdowns by Wabash College to defeat their football rivals to the north 20-12 this afternoon at Blackstock Field. DePauw ends its 1928 football season with a 6-2 record, with its only losses coming to Army and Purdue. Wabash closes at 4-4-1.

Down 12-0, DePauw put 7 points on the board in the second quarter on a Brandenburg scoring run, and added 13 more in the third stanza -- one on a fumble recovery in the Wabash end zone, another when Brandenburg grabbed a second fumble and raced in from 25 yards out. 

Bragging rights in the series, which began in 1890, return to Greencastle for the first time since 1920.

DePauw Pennant.jpgView a "Monon Memory" of the 1928 DePauw-Wabash football contest here: Video Link [Download Video: "1928 Monon Memory" - 3614kb]. A complete roster of the video clips -- written, produced and narrated by 1982 DePauw graduate Ken Owen -- can be accessed by clicking here.

For comprehensive information on one of college football's greatest rivalries -- which in 1932 introduced a 300-pound locomotive bell as its prize -- visit the Monon Bell Web page.