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Extra Point is the Difference in 7-6 Loss to Wabash

Extra Point is the Difference in 7-6 Loss to Wabash

November 17, 1934

1934 Monon Game Fribley-1.jpgNovember 17, 1934, Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw's Bob Fribley (seen in photo at left) scored a late touchdown, but he was stopped shy of the goal line in his attempt for an extra point, giving Wabash College a 7-6 victory in the annual rivalry for the Monon Bell. The loss snaps the Tigers' 14-game winning streak and ends their season with a 7-1 record. Wabash improves to 4-2-2.

The last time DePauw didn't win a football game was November 19, 1932, when it played to a tie with Wabash in the first-ever battle for the Bell (the prize was introduced that year but the two Monon Bell Brick Walk.jpgschools began the gridiron rivalry in 1890). It marks the Tigers first outright loss since November, 5, 1932, when they fell to Denison.

Approximately 5,000 fans attended today's game at Blackstock Field. It marks the first time in five tries that DePauw's Raymond "Gaumey" Neal, a Wabash graduate and former assistant football coach under the Little Giants' Pete Vaughan, has lost to his former teacher and boss.

View a "Monon Memory" of the 1934 Monon Bell Classic here: Video Link [Download Video: "1934 Monon Memory" - 3846kb]. A complete roster of the video clips -- written, produced and narrated by Ken Owen '82 -- can be accessed by clicking here.

For comprehensive information on one of college football's greatest rivalries, visit the Monon Bell Web page.