Tigers improve to 4-1 with SCAC win over Sewanee

Tigers improve to 4-1 with SCAC win over Sewanee

October 7, 2006


October 7, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw jumped out to a 24-3 lead early in the second quarter and held on for a 31-24 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference win over visiting Sewanee.

Despite running 36 fewer plays than Sewanee, possessing the ball for just 21:52 and Sewanee quarterback Wesley Satterfield rushing for 247 yards, the Tigers improved to 4-1 overall and 1-1 in the SCAC. The visiting Tigers dropped to 2-4 overall and 0-2 in the conference.

DePauw wasted little time in jumping out to a 7-0 lead as it marched 70 yards in 10 plays on the game's opening drive with Chris Gines hauling in a 13-yard scoring pass from Spud Dick with 11:20 remaining in the first. Dick completed six of seven passes in the opening series.

Sewanee closed the gap to 7-3 on Andrew Gould's 32-yard field goal with 7:03 left in the quarter, but DePauw made it 14-3 on Dick's 28-yard pass to Bryan Mulligan with 4:20 remaining in the first. Abe Winkle's 10-yard pass to Nick Etzcorn at the 1:07 mark of the first pushed the advantage to 21-3.

Early in the second, DePauw's Chris Gasbarra blocked Blake Mears' punt and Michael McNelis recovered at the Sewanee 15. Tyler Mallory booted a 27-yard field goal with 11:24 left in the first half to push the lead to 24-3.

DePauw finished the half with 254 total yards to Sewanee's 114, but those numbers would be reversed in the second half as the host Tigers managed just 49 yards to Sewanee's 293 with Satterfield running the option to the tune of 166 second-half rushing yards.

Satterfield's 6-yard run with 3:30 left in the third capped a 10-play, 78-yard drive and his 1-yard score with 11:37 remaining in the fourth finished an 11-play, 67-yard series and closed DePauw's lead to 24-17.

Sewanee's defense stopped DePauw on its own 31 and the offense moved into DePauw territory. DePauw's Jevon Pruitt picked off Satterfield's pass on third-and-four and returned it 75 yards for a touchdown that extended DePauw's lead to 31-17 with 5:29 left.

Mears trimmed the gap to 31-24 on a 3-yard run with 37 seconds left that capped a 14-play, 67-yard drive, but DePauw's Rob Farrow recovered the ensuing onside kick and preserved the win.

DePauw's quarterbacks combined to complete 16 of 21 passes for 214 yards to seven different receivers as Dick was 12 of 16 and Winkle four of five. David Araiza caught five passes for 94 yards to lead the way, while Jeremiah Marks paced the ground game with 97 yards on 16 carries. The Tigers finished with 303 total yards.

In addition to Satterfield's 247 rushing yards on 40 carries, Mears added 86 on 19 attempts. Satterfield completed eight of 16 passes for 51 yards, but was intercepted twice. Sewanee totaled 407 yards including 356 on the ground.

DePauw's Eric Lewis and Farrow each had 13 tackles, while Greg Sylvester and Andy Brandstatter each had 11. McNelis totaled three tackles for loss including 1.5 sacks. Hunter Hobson paced Sewanee with eight tackles and had their lone interception.

DePauw travels to Rhodes on Saturday, October 14, for a noon SCAC contest, while Sewanee hosts Austin on October 21.