DePauw Falls to Unbeaten Hanover, 45-25

DePauw Falls to Unbeaten Hanover, 45-25

October 7, 1995


October 7, 1995, Hanover, Ind. - Hanover quarterback Terry Peebles, a recipient of Football Gazette's Division III Offensive Player of the Week award each of the last two weeks put in a strong bid for a third as he set an Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference record with seven touchdown passes in a 45-25 win over DePauw. The Tigers fell to 2-3 overall and 0-2 in the ICAC, while Hanover improved to 5-0 overall and 1-0 in the ICAC.

DePauw fell behind early as Peebles found Josh Habegger for a 30-yard score with 8:05 left in the first. The Tigers' Jon Holloway returned the ensuing kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown--the second of his career. Holloway returned a punt 74 yards for a score last week against Franklin. Jason Gardner missed the extra point and Hanover held a 7-6 lead.

The Tigers opened the second quarter with a six-yard touchdown run by Mark Melchiorre. The try for two failed and DePauw had a 12-7 advantage with 14:55 left. Hanover closed out the half with two more scores as Peebles connected with Scott Keefer from 85 yards out and Habegger from 35 yards to lift the hosts to a 20-12 halftime lead.

DePauw took the second half kickoff and drove to the Hanover 34 before being forced to punt. The Panthers then took control by scoring on each of their next four possessions and gaining a 45-12 lead. The Tigers added two late scores on passes from Jon Clippinger to Jamie Cunha.

Peebles completed 23-of-37 passes for 439 yards and the seven touchdowns. He also rushed for 74 yards to total 513 of the team's 542 total offense yards. Ben Fox caught nine passes for 80 yards, while Scott Keefer hauled in just
four but for 203 yards.

The Tigers were led by Mark Melchiorre with 45 rushing yards on 17 carries. Clippinger completed 18-of-36 passes for 228 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.

His top receiver was tight end Jay Pettigrew who caught seven passes for 92 yards. Cunha caught five passes for 86 yards and the two touchdowns.

DePauw hosts Rose-Hulman next week, while Hanover travels to Anderson.