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Tigers Top Trinity 26-18 in SCAC Football Battle

October 24, 2009

Football 2009 cc.jpgOctober 24, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — DePauw University's running backs collected 249 yards on the day on the way to defeating Trinity University, 26-18, at Blackstock Stadium this afternoon. It marks the first time in 11 games that DePauw has defeated its Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference rival in football, and ups the Tigers' record to 5-1 on the season and 4-1 in the SCAC and a tie for first in the conference. Trinity falls to 5-2 and 2-2.

Two DePauw running backs hit the century mark in yards gained in the game. Jon Ellis rushed 15 times for Mulligan_Bryan_2008fb.jpg121 yards and a touchdown, while Derrick Karazsia gained 119 yards on 24 carries.

Senior quarterback Spud Dick connected on 19-of-28 passes for 183 yards and two touchdowns. Bryan Mulligan (pictured at right) had 5 receptions on the day, including a TD catch, and moved ahead of Dan Ryan '03 to claim second place on the all-time pass reception list (187). Jay True '81 holds the record with 195.

The black and gold trailed 10-6 at halftime, but scored 21 unanswered points in the second half.

With today's win, DePauw extends its school-record streak to 14 straight seasons with a .500 or better record.

Next up for the Tigers is a trip to Alabama for a game against Birmingham-Southern next Saturday.DePauw_IN.gif

For comprehensive coverage of today's game and the Tiger football program, click here.

Pre-orders are being accepted for the limited edition DVD of the 116th Monon Bell Classic, which will be played in Greencastle November 14. Details and an online order form can be found here.

Distribution of Monon Bell tickets will begin next week. Details can be found in this previous story.

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