Sloppy Weather Keeps Scoring Down as Little Giants Best DePauw
November 17, 1906
November 17, 1906, Greencastle, Ind. - A touchdown and safety in the first ten minutes of play amounted to all of the day's scoring, as Wabash College defeated DePauw University 7-0 at McKeen Field this afternoon. The gridiron battle was waged in wet and muddy conditions. DePauw winds up the season with a 3-4 record, while the Little Giants improve to 5-1.
Today's effort was somewhat of a moral victory for the black and gold. Wabash had beaten Purdue earlier in the season and some pundits were predicting the Little Giant offense would rack up as many as 50 points in the game versus their rivals.
View a "Monon Memory" of the 1906 clash between DePauw and Wabash -- featuring historic photos -- here: [Download Video: "1906 Monon Memory" - 4700kb]. A complete roster of the video clips -- written, produced and narrated by 1982 DePauw graduate Ken Owen -- can be accessed by clicking here. (at right: 1906 DePauw University football team)
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 the winning team's prize -- visit the Monon Bell Web page.Back