Between Ross Weithoff, Jeremiah Marks and Dorrius Ford, the University of Chicago never knew what hit them.
DePauw University won it's second game in a row on Saturday, stomping the University of Chicago, 33-9.
Wiethoff threw for 122 yards, completing 10 of his 16 passing attempts while rushing for 72 yards and one touchdown. The only blemish that Weithoff had was the three interceptions that he threw, but head coach Tim Rogers accepted the responsibility for that.
"I just have to do a better job coaching him," he said. " We're not on the same page yet and that's my fault. He's an excellent athlete and I just have to do a better job coaching him."
Marks had one of the best games he has had since he started last year. He rushed the ball for 141 yards and two touchdowns. This was the seventh game in his 12 game career that he has rushed for more than 100 yards.
"The offense line did a great job with there blocking. I could have ran through some of those holes that they were making." Rodgers stated after the game.
Ford was the third leg in the Tigers' devastating trio. He rushed the ball for 90 yards and one touchdown on nine carries, averaging 10 yards per carry.
From looking at all the statistics, one would think that the game was four quarters of a blow out, when in reality the majority happened in the second half.
At halftime, the Tigers were up 6-0 and had only 91 yards passing and 111 yards rushing and by the end of the game they had a total of 316 yards rushing and 128 yards from the air.
"I didn't think that we played a very good first half and I let the guys know that in the locker room," Rogers said.
When the Tigers came out in the second half, they proved that they were there to win. Within the first six minutes, DePauw scored two unanswered touchdowns. The Maroons weren't able to get any points on the board until the last two minutes of the game when the DePauw defense kept hem from scoring it the red zone and forced them to kick a 32-yard field goal.
"Our defense did a great job and put up two terrific half's (Saturday)," Rodgers said.
The Tigers defense held the Maroons to 323 total yards with only 79 of them coming from the ground. DePauw also had two sacks. Coming into this game the Tigers didn't have one sack to their name and Rodgers made it clear that he wasn't happy about it.
"Going into this game, we didn't have one sack and I made it clear in practice this week that I wanted some and they knew what I meant because the quarterback was running for his life all day," Rodgers said.
The Maroons finally got their first touchdown in the fourth quarter, when Matt Rinklin hit Micah Dawson for a 60-yard pass.
The Tiger answered back with two more touchdowns, one coming from their second string that was put in with 6:30 left in the game.
Daniel Stauffer scored the last touchdown for DePauw when he ran 15 yards with just under two minutes left on the clock.
"We have some great running backs on this team and they all did a great job for us (Saturday)," Rodgers said.
This marks DePauw's second win of the season and puts them at 2-1 overall, but the next few weeks will be a test for the Tigers. They play five conference games in row and then the Monon Ball game and Rodgers said he and his team are ready to make a statement.
"I think were ready to prove that we are ready for conference play and we want to make a statement in the conference and I think we will," he said.
The Tigers will be back in action on Saturday when they travel to Sewanee at 1:30 p.m.
At Blackstock Stadium
UOC 0 0 3 6 -- 9
DPU 0 6 13 14 -- 33
DPU -- Marks 2 yd run (kick failed) 11:54
DPU -- Marks 2 yd run (kick failed) 12:20
DPU --Ford 48 yd run (Mallory kick) 9:56
UOC -- Morzenti 32yd FG 1:59
UOC - Schey 5 yd pass from Rinklin (kick failed)11:53
DPU -- Wiethoff 5 yd run (Mallory kick) 6:32
DPU -- Stauffer 15 yd run (Mallory kick) 1:48
First Downs -- DPU 19, UOC 14
Rushing -- DPU - 55-316 yds, UOC - 26-79 yds
DPU -- 11-17-128-3
UOC -- 17-37-244-2
Fumbles -- DPU 0-0, UOC 2-2
Punts -- DPU - 2-62, UOC- 3-101
Penalties -- DPU - 6-42 ,UOC - 2-6
DPU (55-322-5) -- Marks 32-142, Ford 9-90, Wiethoff 8-72, Stauffer 4-18,
UOC (26-105) -- Rinklin 10-30, Dawson 2-19, Cepeda 2-18, Little 5-22, Serio 7-16
DPU (11-17-128-3) -- Wiethoff 10-16, 122 yds, 0 TD 3 Int. Winkle 1-1, 6 yds
OCU (17-37-2-1) -- Rinklin 16-35, 233, 1 TD, Zera 1-2, o TD 1 Int.
DPU (11-128) -- Culp 5-49, Gines 2-13, Michels 1-31, Johnason 1-16, Berman 1-12, Araiza 1-7
UOC (17-244-1) --Dawson 5-147, Albian 4-32, Pierson 2-12, Serio 1-17, Carrier 1-13, Igyarto 1-11, Shey 1-5, Cepeda 1-4, Little 1-3
Next game -- The Tigers will be back in action on Saturday when they travel to Sewanee at 1:30 p.m.