Tigers Make it 5 Straight Bell Victories With 27-17 Win

Tigers Make it 5 Straight Bell Victories With 27-17 Win

November 11, 2000

2000 Monon Bell celebration.jpgNovember 11, 2000, Crawfordsville, Ind. - "Wabash's motto is that 'Wabash always fights.' At DePauw, we say, 'DePauw never quits.' That's what you saw on the field today. Our guys refused to lose." That was Coach Nick Mourouzis' assessment after his Tigers defeated Wabash College in the 2000 Monon Bell Classic, 27-17. It marked DePauw's fifth straight win over Wabash.

The Tigers and quarterback Jason Lee clawed back from a 17-9 deficit with three touchdowns in the second half.  Lee, competing despite a torn anterior cruciate ligament, completed 25-of-42 passes for 276 yards.

44429The win, in the 107th meeting, lifted DePauw's advantage in the series to 50-48-9 and 34-29-6 since the Monon Bell was introduced in 1932.

View a "Monon Memory" of the game action, produced by Ken Owen '82, director of media relations at DePauw, here: Video Link [Download Video: "2000 Monon Memory" - 3439kb].

A complete roster of the video clips, which date back to 1890 and cover every game in the historic small college football rivalry, can be accessed here.

Visit the Monon Bell Web page and read more about the history of the classic rivalry, by clicking here.