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November 01, 2009 – Birmingham, Ala (Cable Muse Network) -- The DePauw University Tigers scored in every quarter enroute to a 35-21 win over the Birmingham Southern
College Panthers Saturday afternoon at Panther Stadium.
DePauw improves their record to 6-1 and tie for the lead in the SCAC standings while
BSC fall to 4-4 on the year.
DePauw won the toss and elected to receive to open the game.
Beginning at their own 37 the Tigers wasted no time moving the ball to the BSC two yard line in only five plays. On the sixth
play of the drive Derrick Karazsia took the handoff the final two yards for the score. With the PAT from Jordan Havercamp
the Tigers took a 7-0 lead with 11:54 remaining in the first quarter.
On the ensuing kick-off it looked as though BSC was going to
answer the DePauw score but after 8 plays the drive stalled at the Tiger 36. The Kyle Sebestyen punt rolled into the end zone
for a touchback and the Tigers took over on their own 20 yard line.
After a few short gains quarterback Spud Dick connected on a 62 yard touchdown pass
to Alex Koors and the Havercamp PAT made the score 14-0 with 4:50 remaining in the opening quarter.
BSC got on the board by putting together a 9 play 79 yard drive
with the touchdown coming on a 33 yard run by quarterback Joe Thigpen. Cody Hutchins PAT made the score 14-7 with 1:10 to
go in the 1st quarter.
DePauw’s next drive ended when BSC’s Chris Reeves intercepted a Dick pass
at the BSC 24. However, BSC was unable to capitalize on the Tiger mistake and had to punt the ball back to DePauw.
took over from their own 27 and had several short gains to move the ball to the BSC 36 yard line. Dick was sacked on the next
play and then had a pass broken up by Cole Rudder before connecting on a 17 yard gain to Jon Ellis for a first down at the
BSC 22. The Tigers moved the ball to the BSC 7 when Dick connected with Mark Branigan for their third score of the afternoon.
Havercamp’s PAT was on target and the Tiger’s moved out to a 21-7 lead with 2:12 remaining in the first half.
The Panthers and Tigers exchanged punts to begin the 2nd half. On the Panther’s next possession
Thigpen would throw an interception to the Tigers Ryan Preuss who returned in to the BSC 37. The Tigers would capitalize in
the mistake as Dick tossed another strike to Alex Koors for his 2nd TD on the day and after the PAT the score stood