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Havercamp's Overtime Field Goal Lifts Tigers to 37-34 Win

Havercamp's Overtime Field Goal Lifts Tigers to 37-34 Win

October 25, 2008


October 25, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - Alex Koors' 5-yard touchdown catch from Spud Dick on fourth-and-goal with 13.1 seconds left forced overtime and Jordan Havercamp's 20-yard field goal in the first extra session gave host DePauw a 37-34 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference win over Colorado College.

DePauw improved to 5-2 overall and 3-2 in the SCAC, while Colorado College dropped to 0-6 overall and 0-5 in the conference. The game, just the second all-time meeting between the two schools, went to overtime for the second straight year after DePauw took a 41-40 double-overtime win in Colorado Springs last year.

The Tigers opened overtime with a 17-yard pass from Dick to Mitchell Willsey and a 6-yard toss from Dick to Koors, but the drive stalled at the Colorado College 2 and Havercamp nailed his third field goal of the day.

On Colorado College's ensuing series, quarterback Jon McDonald picked up two yards on the first play before Drew DeVilbiss stopped Luke Northam for no gain on the next play and McDonald tossed an incomplete pass on third down with pressure from the Tigers' Tarren Collins. Brickell's 41-yard field goal attempt was just short of the crossbar.

DePauw took a 21-14 lead into the intermission and extended that lead to 24-14 when Havercamp nailed a 28-yard field goal with 5:42 left in the third. The drive was kept alive by punter Adam Hill's 33-yard pass to Brayden Dahlstrom on a fake punt from the DePauw 38.

Colorado College came right back as Justin Alexander scored on an 8-yard run with 2:35 left in the third which capped an eight play, 74-yard drive and closed the gap to 24-21.

Matt McDermott picked off Dick's pass at the Colorado College 47 on DePauw's first scrimmage play after the touchdown. McDonald then teamed with Ryan Nichols for a 28-yard pass play and the hosts were whistled for a face mask which moved the ball to the DePauw 12.

McDonald picked up one yard on first down and then ran in from the 11 with 1:35 remaining in the third. Alex Fitch blocked Brickell's extra-point attempt, but Colorado College led, 27-24.

DePauw attempted its third straight punt fake on the first play of the fourth, but Colorado College stopped Hill for a 2-yard loss. The guests quickly drove to the DePauw 14, but Brickell's 31-yard field goal try was wide right.

After stopping DePauw and forcing a punt, Colorado College started on its own 41 and drove to the DePauw 10, but the Tigers' Fitch blocked Brickell's 28-yard field goal attempt with 7:25 left.

Starting from their own 14, the Tigers needed seven plays to drive to the Colorado College 13 where Havercamp tied the score at 27-27 with a 31-yard field goal with 6:12 left.

DePauw appeared to catch a break when Jon McDonald fumbled on second down of the next series and Wrona recovered. However, Derrick Karazsia fumbled on the very next play with McDermott returning it to midfield.

Alexander converted a fourth-and-1 with a 6-yard run to the DePauw 35 before Northam rambled 27 yards to the DePauw 1 on a third-and-three. Sean Farrell followed it up with a 1-yard score with 1:41 left and Brickell's point-after made it 34-27.

Following a short kickoff, DePauw started on its own 35 and Dick completed six straight passes to the Colorado College 10. Following an incomplete pass, Dick's 9-yard strike to Dahlstrom put the Tigers' on the Colorado College 1. Dick's third down sneak was whistled down just shy of paydirt forcing fourth down with 17.3 seconds left.

Colorado College called timeout, but DePauw was whistled for a false start prior to the ensuing snap and the ball was moved back to just outside the 5. Dick then found Koors in the end zone and Havercamp knocked in the game-tying PAT.

Dick, who completed his first 11 passes of the day, finished with a career-high 404 yards on 32-of-44 passing. Bryan Mulligan hauled in 10 for 115 yards, while Koors caught eight for 82 including two scores. Karazsia, who missed the last two games to injury, totaled 95 rushing yards on 21 carries as the Tigers finished with 523 yards of offense.

McDonald rushed for 71 of his team's 243 rushing yards and scored twice, while Farrell added 65 and a score and Alexander followed with 53 yards and one touchdown. McDonald completed 7-of-16 passes for 166 yards and a score with David Mauro, Alexander and Northam each catching a pair.

Collins led the DePauw defense with 12 tackles followed by Marc Hoeppner with 11 and Sherer with 10. Fitch blocked two kicks and raised his season total to five.

Buddy Ferreira paced Colorado College with 14 followed by Saul Levy with 11 and Brendan Ross with 10. Mike Hart and Ferreira each had sacks in the loss with Ross and McDermott recording interceptions and McDermott recovering a fumble.

DePauw returns to action on Saturday, November 1, at Austin College, while Colorado College hosts Birmingham-Southern next Saturday.