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DePauw Dispenses with Wabash in 42-4 Football Romp

November 5, 1892

1892 Jerry Simpson - DePauw Football.jpgNovember 5, 1892, Greencastle, Ind. - Today's third scheduled meeting on the football field between DePauw University and Wabash College ended as the first two did, with the men from Greencastle victorious. DePauw scored early and often, winning in a 42-4 romp over their rivals from the north. (at left: DePauw's Jerry Simpson; below: 1892 DePauw team photo)

DePauw won last year's game by forfeit, and claimed the initial matchup in 1890 by a 34-5 mark. A train carrying the Wabash team and about 30 other students from the college arrived in Greencastle at 2:20 this afternoon. The opening kickoff took place an hour and ten minutes later.

DePauw scored first and led 22-4 at halftime.

V1892 DePauw Football Team.jpgiew a "Monon Memory" of the 1892 DePauw-Wabash game here: Video Link [Download Video: "1892 Monon Memory" - 2422kb]. 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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