Early Touchdown Gives DePauw Win Over Wabash in Indianapolis, 7-0
November 10, 1917
November 10, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. - An early touchdown was all DePauw University needed this afternoon to claim victory in the school's annual football rivalry game with Wabash College. A 15 yard scoring pass from DePauw's Dick Wheat to Joe Royse in the first eight minutes of the contest and the extra point that followed were the only scores registered all day, as the men from Greencastle celebrated a 7-0 triumph.
The game was played at Washington Park in downtown Indianapolis. As the outcome suggests, DePauw's defense turned in a stellar performance. The unit stopped a Wabash drive at the one yard line.
View a "Monon Memory" of the 1917 clash between DePauw and Wabash -- featuring historic photos -- here: [Download Video: "1917 Monon Memory" - 2607kb]. 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 America's greatest and longest-running college football rivalries -- which in 1932 introduced a 300-pound locomotive bell as its prize -- visit the Monon Bell Web page.Back