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  • 1 2008 DePauw Football vs. Birmingham-Southern, October 11 www.depauw.edu/ath 1

    DEPAUW RADIOWGRE (91.5 FM), the DePauw campus station, will broadcast the game live to West Central Indiana and via the Internet at: . Justin Weiner and John Herrick call the action from the press box.

    LIVE STATSLive stats of all DePauw home football games are available at

    COACHING DEPAUWHead Coach ....................... Matt Walker, DePauw 99 DePauw Record ............................ 17-7 (3rd year) Career Record ............................... 17-7 (3rd year) Career Record vs. Birmingham-So. ................1-0

    COACHING BIRMINGHAM-SO.Head Coach ... Eddie Garfinkle (Jacksonville St. 81) Birmingham-So. Record ................. 1-3 (1st year) Career Record .................................. 1-3 (1st year) Career Record vs. DePauw ..............................0-0

    SERIES INFORMATIONOverall.............................................DePauw leads, 1-0At DePauw ..............................................First MeetingAt Birmingham-Southern ............DePauw leads, 1-0

    Date W/L Score Site10/6/07 W 28-24 BSC DEPAUW SCHEDULE/RESULTSSept. 13 ANDERSON (2-2) ............... W, 52-17Sept. 20 *at Centre (3-2) ............................ W, 27-14Sept. 27 *SEWANEE (2-3) ................W, 27-20Oct. 4 *at Millsaps (5-0) ..........................L, 13-55

    Oct. 11 BIRMINGHAM-SO. (1-3) .......1 p.m.Oct. 18 *at Trinity (4-0) .................1:30 p.m. CDTOct. 25 *COLORADO COL. (0-4) .......1 p.m.Nov. 1 *at Austin (2-3) .......................Noon CDTNov. 8 *RHODES (2-2) .......................1 p.m.Nov. 15 at Wabash (4-0) ........................... 1:07 p.m. (HDNet Telecasr)

    *SCAC game

    DePauw returns home on Saturday, October 11, as it hosts Birmingham-Southern College in the 102nd Old Gold Day game. Kickoff from Blackstock Stadium is set for 1 p.m. The Tigers are 3-1 on the season after last Saturdays 55-13 loss at 13th-ranked Millsaps. For the second straight year DePauw opened the season with three straight wins after a 52-17 home win over Anderson in the season opener followed by SCAC victories at Centre (27-14) and at home against Sewanee (27-20). DePauw is receiving votes toward the American Football Coaches Association top 25 poll. Birmingham-Southern, in its second year of football after a 68-year hiatus, is 1-3 on the cam-paign. The Panthers opened with a 12-6 win over Campbell before dropping contests to LaGrange (34-31), Rhodes (35-7) and Trinity (48-20). DePauw leads the series, 1-0, after last seasons 28-24 win in Birmingham. Spud Dick tossed the game-winning, 21-yard touchdown pass to Bryan Mulligan with just 44 seconds left. SCOUTING BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN Birmingham-Southern is in the midst of NCAA Division III provisional membership after moving from NCAA Division I status. Quarterback Joe Thigpen directs the offense by completing just under 54 percent of his passes for 444 yards and four touchdowns with a 139.4 efficiency rating. Thigpen is also the teams top rusher with a 47.8-yard average per game and has rushed for five touchdowns.

    Tay Walker is the teams top receiver with 13 catches for 234 yards. Walker and Luke Chapman have each caught two touchdown passes. Defensively, Brad Stockdale leads with 26 tack-les, while Micah Baker adds 23. Trae Strain, John Bailey and Tyler Worley each have been in on 20 stops. Bailey paces the squad with 6.0 tackles for loss including three sacks, while Stockdale has the teams only two interceptions.

    DEPAUW UPDATE After opening the season at 3-0 for the second straight year, the Tigers suffered their first setback last Saturday at Millsaps as the 13th-ranked Majors won, 55-13. Quarterback Spud Dick has completed just under 58 percent of his passes for 923 yards with 10 touchdown passes and a 148.23 efficiency rat-ing. His top receivers include Alex Koors with 15 catches for 394 yards and five touchdowns followed by Brayden Dahlstrom with 11 catches for 125 yards and Brad Paus with 10 grabs. Jon Ellis paces the rushing attack with an average of 71.2 ground yards per outing. Ryan Preuss leads the defense with 32 tackles followed by Kyle Sherer with 26 and Tarren Collins and Marc Hoeppner with 21 apiece. Stacy Crawford leads the way with two of the teams five intercep-tions. Tyler Doane paces the squad with 3.5 tackles for loss and Michael McNelis is the team leader with 2.5 sacks.

    2008 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Standings SCAC OverallSchool W L Pct. PF PA W L Pct. PF PA Millsaps 3 0 1.000 145 22 5 0 1.000 221 42Trinity 1 0 1.000 35 10 4 0 1.000 155 48DePauw 2 1 .667 67 89 3 1 .750 119 106Centre 2 1 .667 64 60 3 2 .600 127 102Austin 1 2 .333 60 80 2 3 .400 95 110Sewanee 1 2 .333 55 55 2 3 .400 93 93Rhodes 0 1 .000 2 49 2 2 .500 68 80Colorado College 0 3 .000 27 90 0 4 .000 27 131*Birmingham-Southern 0 0 .000 0 0 1 3 .250 70 123

    *Birmingham-Southern is a provisional NCAA member and their games do not count in the SCAC standings.

    LAST WEEKS SCORES (Home team in ALL CAPS)Austin 36, COLORADO COLLEGE 17Centre 28, SEWANEE 16MILLSAPS 55, DePauw 13RHODES 28, Washington-St. Louis 10 Trinity 48, BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN 20

    SATURDAYS GAMES (all times local)Birmingham-Southern at DePauw, 1 p.m.Millsaps at Centre, 1:30 p.m.Rhodes at Trinity, 1:30 p.m.Sewanee at Austin, 1 p.m.

    Game 5: Birmingham-Southern Panthers (1-3) at DePauw Tigers (3-1)Saturday, October 11 Blackstock Stadium Greencastle, Indiana 1 p.m.

    2008 FOOTBALL NOTESSports Information Contact: Bill Wagner bwagner@depauw.edu765-658-4630 (office) 765-720-0213 (mobile) 765-658-4708 (fax)

  • 2 2008 DePauw Football vs. Birmingham-Southern, October 11 www.depauw.edu/ath 2

    COMPARING THE TEAMS (2008 NCAA rank)Category DPU BSCScoring offense 29.8 (56) 17.5Rushing offense 129.3 (t131) 150.8 Passing offense 240.5 (43) 129.2 Total offense 369.8 (66) 367.2 Scoring defense 26.5 (156) 30.8Rushing defense 101.0 (57) 183.2Passing defense 237.8 (198) 184.0Pass eff. defense 120.68 (125) 122.6Total defense 338.8 (125) 367.2Turnover margin -0.25 (t137) -1.0 K.O. return average 19.6 (108) 17.6Punt return average 5.6 (177) 5.8Net punting 28.3 (180) 26.3Team Tackles for Loss 6.25 (t95) 5.8Team Pass Sacks 2.5 (48) 2.0Team Pass Efficiency 145.57 (40) 136.8Pass Sacks Allowed 1.75 (105) 3.0

    The NCAA does not rank BSC in any statistical categories as they are a Division III provisional member.

    DEPAUW NOTESDePauw has finished .500 or better each of the last 12 seasons which is the longest such streak in school history ... the Tigers have won 30 of their last 39 games and are 32-11 over the last four sea-sons ... this season is the 121st in school history dating back to a single game against Butler in 1884 ... in 67 seasons at Blackstock Stadium, DePauw teams have posted a 181-125-5 record for a .590 winning percentage ... The Tigers are 63-35-3 in Old Gold Day games, have won the last four and 24 of the last 28 ... DePauw has won four straight home games ... Spud Dick ranks fifth in school history with 4,554 career passing yards and needs 145 to pass Bernie Haskins (1995-97) ... Dick is also fifth with 34 passing touchdowns and 362 comple-tions and sixth with 609 attempts and 4,548 total offense yards ... Michael McNelis is tied for eighth in school history with 14.0 career sacks ... the Tigers have scored just three points in the first quarter of this years games, but 72 in the second quarter ... DePauw ranks in a tie for 22nd, nationally, in red zone defense as opposing teams have scored just 53 percent of the times theyre inside the DePauw 20 ... the 67-yard pass from Dick to Alex Koors in the Millsaps game was the longest of each players career ... Jordan Havercamps seven successful extra points against Anderson equaled the school record. Hes hit 14 of 15 PATs this year and 3 of 4 field goals ... Koors 220 receiving yards against Centre was the second best single-game total in SCAC history, equaled the second best in DePauw history and were the most in a game between two SCAC opponents ... Koors has caught at least one pass in each of his last 13 games ... Alex Fitch was the third straight DePauw player named to the d3football.com Team of the Week after totaling five tackles and two blocked kicks against Sewanee ... Koors was named the SCAC Offensive Player of the Week and named to the d3football.com Team of the Week against Centre ... Dick earned SCAC honors after the Anderson game, while Michael McNelis was a D3football.com Team of the Week honoree ... DePauw has scored just three points in the first quarter of their four games this season, but 72 in the second ... the Tigers 31 points in the

    second quarter of the Anderson game were the most by a DePauw team in any quarter in modern school history ... Jon Ellis has topped the 100-yard rushing plateau twice this year and joined Jeremiah Marks as the only players in school history to rush for 100 yards in two of their first three games ... Marks holds the DePauw record for most 100-yard rushing games as a freshman with four in 2004. REVIEWING LAST YEARS GAME DePauw quarterback Spud Dick drove the Tigers 66 yards in six plays and tossed a 21-yard touchdown pass to Bryan Mulligan with 44 seconds left giving the Tigers a 28-24 win over Birmingham-Southern at Regions Park. DePauw improved to 4-1 with the win, while the Panthers dropped to 0-3 in their first season of football since 1939. Dick completed 5 of 6 passes on the drive including a key 26-yarder to Chris Gasbarra on third down. The Tigers held a four-point lead and the ball before a fumble at their own 41 gave Birmingham-Southern the ball with just under three minutes re-maining. Three plays later quarterback Joe Thigpen scampered 30 yards for the Panthers first lead of the game, 24-21, with 2:05 left. DePauws Curtis Moore scored two first-quarter rushing touchdowns o