Lopsided Rivalry Battle Ends as 52-0 DePauw Loss

Lopsided Rivalry Battle Ends as 52-0 DePauw Loss

November 25, 1905

1905 Fred Tucker Football.jpgNovember 25, 1905, Crawfordsville, Ind. - For the third time in the new century, DePauw University's football team is smarting from a loss to rival Wabash College. The visitors were walloped by their hosts, 52-0, this afternoon at Ingalls Field. The Little Giants racked up 577 yards of offense, while DePauw only gained 198. (at left: DePauw standout Fred C. Tucker)

With the setback, Coach O.H. Luck and his squad fall to 3-6 on the season with one game remaining on the 1905 schedule.

DePauw and Wabash did not meet last fall, but Wabash won the 1903 matchup, 10-0.

View a "Monon Memory" of the 1905 DePauw-Wabash game here: Video Link [Download Video: "1905 Monon Memory" - 2839kb]. A complete roster of the video clips -- written, produced and narrated by 1982 DePauw graduate Ken Owen -- can be accessed by clicking here.

For comprehensive information on one of college footbaDePauw Pennant Old.jpgll's oldest and greatest rivalries -- which in 1932 introduced a 300-pound locomotive bell as the victor's prize -- visit the Monon Bell Web page.