Wabash Reclaims Monon Bell, 41-26

Wabash Reclaims Monon Bell, 41-26

November 10, 1984

89446November 10, 1984, Crawfordsville, Ind. - Wabash scrapped back from a 26-20 deficit and scored three straight touchdowns to defeat DePauw, 41-26, in the 1984 Monon Bell Classic.

The Little Giants raced to a 20-3 lead but DePauw clawed back and tied the game before halftime, then took the lead after the break. But a blocked punt was returned for a Wabash touchdown, and that proved to be a game-changer.

Televised by SPN (Satellite Program Network), today's game was the first Monon Bell game made available to a national audience.  The series began nearly a century ago (1890).

View a "Monon Memory" of game highlights, produced by Ken Owen '82, director of media relations at DePauw, here: Video Link [Download Video: "1984 Monon Memory" - 3801kb].

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