JACKSON, Miss. -- The DePauw Tigers' footbal team committed five turnovers in a 31-7 loss to Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference foe Millsaps Saturday.
The Tigers fell to 5-2 overall and 2-2 in the SCAC, and the Majors went to 4-3 on the season with a 3-0 mark in conference action.
Millsaps was able to turn DePauw's five interceptions into 17 points and scored on all four of its red zone opportunities.
DePauw was not able to take advantage of two Millsaps turnovers, and they were just 1-of-3 in the red zone.
Millsaps went ahead 7-0 early on its first possession, taking just 10 plays to advance the bal 44 yards. Quarterback Juan Joseph scored on a two-yard run with 10:43 remaining in the opening quarter.
The Tigers tied the game at 7-al on the next series when Spud Dick found Stephen Horrighs in the endzone with 4:14 left in the first. The score came after a 10-play, 78-yard drive which saw Dick complete seven of eight pass attempts.
Later in the quarter, DePauw recovered a Millsaps fumble at the Majors' 41-yard line and pushed the ball to the 21.
But DePauw wasn't able to make anything happen, as Abe Winkle's pass on third down was picked off by Marcus Harris of the Majors at the 15-yard line.
Millsaps then drove the ball 84 yards on 19 plays that ended with the Majors faking a field goal attempt and sending Sam Herman into the endzone from four yards out. The extra point from Herman made it a 14-7 game with 5:12 left to play in the first half.
DePauw attempted to answer on the next series, driving the ball to the Majors' 17-yard line.
But Winkle tossed another interception, sending the Tigers into the halftime break trailing by seven.
J.J. Costello of the Tigers picked off Joseph's pass early in the third quarter, but Harris recorded his second interception of the day noly five plays later and carried it 49 yards down the sideline for a score that put Millsaps up 21-7 with 10:14 to go in the third.
Millsaps made it a 28-7 game later on Tyson Roy's two-yard run and finished the scoring with a 27-yard field goal from Herman with 8:03 to go in the game that made the score 31-7, Millsaps.
The Majors gained 335 total yards on the day to DePauw's 309 and held a 234-191 advantage in the air.
Joseph completed 28-of-43 passes to gain 234 yards for Millsaps while Dick was 13-of-20 for 123 yards, and Winkle went 12-of-20 for 68 yards.
DPU's Jeremiah Marks rushed for 90 yards on 16 carries, and Roy had 76 yards on 15 attempts for Millsaps.
In the receiving department, Chris Jackson had 10 catches for 77 yards for Millsaps, and teammate Burt Pereria had eight catches for 82 yards.
Chris Gasbarra led DPU with six receptions for 36 yards.
Shawn Gillenwater had eight tackles and two interceptions for the Majors, and Harris also recorded a pair of interceptions.
DePauw (5-2, 2-2 SCAC) will be in action again Saturday when it travels to Centre for its last conference road game of the season.
DePauw 7 0 0 0 -- 7
Millsaps 7 7 14 3 -- 31
Millsaps -- Joseph 2 run (Herman kick) 10:43
DePauw -- Horrighs 9 pass from Dick (Mallory kick)
Millsaps -- Herman 4 run (Herman kick) 5:44
Millsaps -- Harris 49 interception return (Herman kick) 4:13
Millsaps -- Roy 1 run (Herman kick) 2:55
Millsaps -- Herman 27 field goal 5:48
First Downs -- DePauw 19, Millsaps 25
Rushing Yards -- DePauw 118, Millsaps 101
Passing Yards -- DePauw 191, Millsaps 234
Total Yards -- DePauw 309, Millsaps 335
DePauw -- Marks 16-97, Ford 2-12, Berman 2-11, Winkle 4-14, Stauffer 1-2, Dick 2-2
Millsaps -- Roy 15-77, Joseh 8-15, Namias 2-6, Herman 1-4, Metzger 1-3, Darrel 1-1, Woodall 1-0
DePauw -- Winkle 12-20-4-68, Dick 13-20-1-123
Millsaps -- Joseph 28-43-1-234
Next Game -- The Tigers (5-2, 2-2 SCAC) will play its final conference road game of the season Saturday against Centre at 1:30 p.m.
Compiled by Jason Jarman