DePauw wins third straight; Marks sets single-game scoring mark

DePauw wins third straight; Marks sets single-game scoring mark

October 8, 2005


October 8, 2005, Sewanee, Tenn. - Sophomore Jeremiah Marks rushed for all five of DePauw's touchdowns and set the Tigers' single-game scoring record, while the defense recorded its first shutout in two years in a 34-0 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference win over Sewanee on a fog-covered McGee Field.

The Tigers improved to 3-1 with their third straight win and are 1-0 in the SCAC. Sewanee dropped to 2-4 overall and 1-1 in the SCAC. The shutout was DePauw's first since a 21-0 victory at Sewanee on October 11, 2003.

Marks finished with 161 rushing yards on 28 carries and his five touchdowns broke the DePauw single-game record for rushing touchdowns, total touchdowns and points. The previous record of four overall touchdowns was shared by Jamarcus Shephard (vs. Millsaps, 2003), Rick Lindlow (at Oberlin, 1982) and Bert Anson (vs. Oberlin, 1930). The performance was Marks' fourth 100-yard game of the season and eighth in 13 career games.

DePauw jumped out to a 21-0 halftime lead as Marks scored on three 1-yard runs. Marks then added a pair of 3-yard runs in the third quarter to cap the scoring.

The Tigers' first score came on the second play after Ryan Shatto recovered a DePauw punt that glanced off a Sewanee player. Shatto recovered at the Sewanee 1-yard line and Marks punched it in on DePauw's second scrimmage play.

DePauw's second score was set up in nearly the same fashion as the Tigers recovered another Sewanee muffed punt return early in the second quarter. The Tigers started on the Sewanee 32 and, after a Ross Wiethoff incomplete pass, Marks carried the ball seven straight times to push the lead to 14-0 with 10:20 left in the half.

Aaron Key's third-down sack of Sewanee quarterback Wes Satterfield forced Sewanee to punt late in the second and the Tigers again started a drive in Sewanee territory at the 49. After Wiethoff picked up 10 on first down, Marks carried four straight times to make it 20-0 with 2:46 left in the half.

Early in the third, David Araiza returned a Sewanee punt 29 yards to the Sewanee 25. Wiethoff rushed for 22 yards on the first play and Marks scored his fourth touchdown on the next to make it 27-0.

Greg Sylvester intercepted Satterfield on Sewanee's next possession and the Tigers took over on their own 48. Marks carried three straight times to the Sewanee 16 and Wiethoff rushed three yards to the 13 before Marks followed with a 10-yard run and the final 3-yard score with 9:05 left in the third.

The Tigers totaled 281 yards of offense including 257 on the ground and held Sewanee to just 185 total yards. In addition to Marks' 161 yards, Dorrius Ford totaled 49 and Wiethoff had 32. Satterfield paced Sewanee with 80 of their 157 rushing yards. Wiethoff completed two of six passes for 24 yards, while Satterfield connected on four of 19 for 28 yards.

Key led the Tigers with 10 tackles with Curran Clark adding nine. The Tigers picked off Satterfield three times with Eric Rausch, Sylvester and Reid Scherrer each recording one. Sewanee only crossed midfield in three of its 15 drives. Harlin Hickerson led Sewanee with 16 tackles and two sacks and Will Smith added 10 tackles.

DePauw hosts Rhodes on October 15, while Sewanee returns to action on October 22 at Rose-Hulman.