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Wabash Holds Off DePauw, 10-0

Wabash Holds Off DePauw, 10-0

November 21, 1903

1903 DePauw Team.jpgNovember 21, 1903, Crawfordsville, Ind. - DePauw University's 1903 football season came to a disappointing conclusion this afternoon, as the visitors fell to rival Wabash College, 10-0. It was a game described by the Palladium as "fierce and scrappy." Coach Chauncey Berrien and his black and gold team finish the campaign with a 2-6-1 record, while Wabash improves to 9-2.

"End runs failed to accomplish much for either team, while neither could stop the line-bucking of the other," notes the student newspaper's summary. "DePauw's main weakness was fumbling, and failure to return punts. Several times the Wabash goal was in danger, but the necessary gains were not forthcoming." 

DePauw Pennant Old.jpgView a "Monon Memory" of the 1903 clash between DePauw and Wabash -- featuring historic photos -- here: Video Link [Download Video: "1903 Monon Memory" - 2110kb]. 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 America's greatest and longest-running college football rivalries -- which in 1932 introduced a 300-pound locomotive bell as the winning team's prize -- visit the Monon Bell Web page.