DePauw Moves to 4-5 with 24-13 Win at Hiram; Tigers Host Little Giants in Season Finale
November 9, 2013
Hiram, Ohio- Armani Cato topped the 100-yard rushing plateau for the second time in his DePauw career and the Tigers' defense limited Hiram to just 200 yards including 35 on the ground on the way to a 24-13 win over the Terriers.
The Tigers improved to 4-5 overall and 4-4 in the North Coast Athletic Conference, while Hiram dropped to 2-7 overall and 1-7 in NCAC play.
After a scoreless first quarter, Hiram struck first as Nate Eaton caught a 10-yard pass from George Blake early in the second quarter to cap a 10-play, 72-yard drive.
DePauw punted on its first four series, but reached paydirt with 4:52 left in the second when Barry Flynn hauled in a 25-yard scoring pass from Matt Hunt. The score remained tied until early in the third when Cato scored on a 2-yard run.
The Tigers extended the margin to 21-7 on Cato's 18-yard run in the fourth that wrapped up a 10-play, 80-yard possession.
DePauw's defense stopped the Terriers on the next series and a fumble on the Hiram punt gave the Tigers the ball at the Hiram 9. Eric Malm's 21-yard field goal pushed DePauw's lead to 24-7.
Hiram's final score came on the next drive as Blake teamed with Richard Simpson for a 46-yard score. The point-after was blocked and DePauw held a 24-13 advantage.
DePauw outgained Hiram, 321-200, and held a 171-35 edge on the ground.
Cato rushed for 105 yards on 19 carries, while Amen Galley followed with 52 yards in 17 tries. Hunt completed nine of 27 passes for 150 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions. Flynn led the way with four catches for 89 yards.
Simpson paced Hiram with 32 rushing yards on 12 carries with Blake completing 13 of 24 passes for 165 yards and two touchdowns. Eaton led the way with four catches for 38 yards.
Will Longthorne's eight tackles paced DePauw, while Dennis Callicutt added six. The Tigers totaled 12 tackles for loss including nfour sacks. Longthorne and Tophel Secuskie each had 2.5 tackles for loss with Secuskie, Nick Freund, Michael McManis and Daniel Furman each recording one sack.
Josh Peacock led Hiram with 18 tackles and John Davis added 15.
DePauw wraps up the season next Saturday when it hosts Wabash College in the annual battle for the Monon Bell. Kickoff on Nick Mourouzis Field at Blackstock Stadium is set for 1:07 p.m. with AXS TV televising.
Pre-orders are being accepted for the 2013 Monon Bell Classic DVD. Learn more about the project and order a disc via this summary.