Second Half Charge Gives Tigers 31-21 Old Gold Day Victory
October 11, 2008
October 11, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - The Tigers roared back from a 21-7 halftime deficit and provided the crowd celebrating Old Gold Day and the inauguration of DePauw's new president, Brian Casey, another reason to cheer. DePauw piled up 475 yards of total offense, 395 of them through the air, defeating Birmingham-Southern 31-21.
The triumph improves DePauw's record to 4-1 on the season, while the visitors fall to 1-4.
Junior quarterback Spud Dick connected on 37-of-45 passes, including two touchdowns. The completion total was a career high, as was the 395 yards passing. It was Dick's fifth career 300+ yard effort and he moved up two spots to third on the all-time passing list, passing Rob Doyle and Bernie Haskins.
Junior wide receiver Bryan Mulligan was on the receiving end of 11 passes for 77 yards. Sophomore Alex Koors had 7 catches for 104 yards and a touchdown. Sophomore fullback Mitchell Willsey collected 50 yards on 20 carries. Kicker Jordan Havercamp scored one of the Tiger touchdowns on a fake field goal attempt.
Perfect weather conditions greeted the large crowd. The game was played under sunny skies with a temperature of 82 degrees on DePauw's 102nd Old Gold Day.
For comprehensive coverage of today's game and detailed information on Tiger football, past and present, visit the team's Web page. Also available is a summary of today's contest at Birmingham's CBS 42.
The Tigers are on the road next Saturday for a battle with Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference rival Trinity in San Antonio, Texas. Kickoff is 1:30 p.m. CDT and the contest can be heard live on student radio station WGRE via this link.Back