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Prediction of Wabash Blowout Lays Goose Egg After 0-0 Football Game

October 9, 1909

reach-vintage-football.jpgOctober 9, 1909, Greencastle, Ind. - A back-and-forth battle on McKeen Field this afternoon ended the way it began, with the scoreboard showing zeros for both DePauw University and Wabash College. The two rivals spent much of the game trading punts. DePauw, led by coach Arthur M. Brown, is now 0-1-1 on the season, while the Little Giants are 2-3-1.

The performance of the DePauw eleven made a mockery of the prophecy of a Crawfordsville newspaper columnist who had predicted a 60-0 Wabash triumph.

After today's game, Coach Brown offered, "It was a great battle and virtually a victory for us." Jesse Harper, the head man for the visitors, stated, "I am proud of the Little Giants one and all."

1909 DP Team Posed.jpgView a "Monon Memory" of the 1909 DePauw-Wabash rivalry game here: Video Link [Download Video: "1909 Monon Memory" - 2506kb]. 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 oldest and greatest rivalries -- which in 1932 introduced a 300-pound locomotive bell as the victor's prize -- visit the Monon Bell Web page.

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