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Dick, Koors lead Tigers to victory

Monday, October 5, 2009

Bryan Mulligan snags one of his seven catches during Saturday's contest against Millsaps.
GREENCASTLE -- The DePauw Tigers controlled the ball for 42:24 Saturday, but had to withstand a fourth quarter charge from visiting Millsaps to earn their third win of the season, 29-27.

The Tigers put points on the board on their opening drive, but did most of their damage in the second and third quarters.

DPU converted on three straight third down plays in the opening drive to set up Jordan Havercamp's 31 yard field goal, giving DePauw a 3-0 advantage.

Alex Koors recorded his first of three touchdowns on DePauw's first possession of the second quarter on a two yard toss from quarterback Spud Dick at the 10:38 mark. The Dick to Koors combination plagued the Millsaps defense all day.

After a Millsaps punt buried the Tigers on their own six yard line, DePauw showed just how efficient an offense can be.

The drive began with a 37-yard pass to Koors, followed by two rushes from Derrick Karazsia for 12 yards. The next play was another Dick to Koors strike that covered 67 yards, putting the Tigers up 16-0. The drive covered 96 yards in 1:31.

Millsaps added their own score before the half to cut the lead to 16-7 in favor of DePauw at the break.

Once again, Dick found Koors for 30 yards to begin the second half for DPU. Two plays later, Dick found Bryan Mulligan for a 10-yard touchdown to put the Tigers up 23-7.

The touchdown was Dick's second of the day and 57th of his career, moving him past Jeff Voris to become the all-time leader in touchdown passes.

The Generals scored their second touchdown of the day when Chris Graves found Michael Galatas for a 68-yard strike, bring Millsaps within nine points at 23-14.

DPU added a field goal before the final quarter to lead 26-14 going into the final 15 minutes.

The Tigers looked well on their way to victory, but Millsaps had other ideas.

The Generals had their own tandem that ate up yards and put up points in the final quarter. Graves connected with Galatas for a 38-yard touchdown, pulling Millsaps within a touchdown, 26-21 with 13:36 remaining.

On their next possession, DePauw displayed what makes a good team great.

Having already seen the explosiveness of the Millsaps offense, the DePauw offense knew they would have to do two things -- take time off the clock and put up a score to seal the win. On the next drive, they accomplished both.

DePauw used 16 plays to cover 48 yards in 9:15, ending in a 42-yard field goal from Havercamp, giving the Tigers the cushion they would need.

Millsaps scored a final time on a three-play, 63-yard drive that took just 34 seconds, but the DPU offense was able to pick up enough first downs to run out the clock and get the win.

Dick and Koors had monster days for the Tigers. Dick completed 28-of-34 for 372 yards and three touchdowns, while Koors amassed 212 yards on eight catches. Runningback Jon Ellis added 63 yards on 24 carries in the win.

DePauw will be on the road Saturday against Rhodes at 2 p.m. The game will be carried live on WGRE 91.5.

At Blackstock Stadium

Millsaps 0 7 7 13 -- 27

DePauw 3 13 10 3 -- 29


Millsaps -- Graves 20-36-4-0 300 yards

DePauw -- Dick 28-34-3-0, 372 yards


Millsaps -- Skinner 2-17, Graves 6-16, Bowser 5-8, Metzger 4-4

DePauw -- Ellis 2-63, Karazsia 15-37, Dick 1-2


Millsaps -- Galatas 4-166 3TD, Milazzo 4-36, Hampton 2-23, Langston 1-19, Boswer 3-16, Gast 1-12, Menist 1-9, Davis 2-9, O'Rear 1-6 TD, Metzger 1-4

DePauw -- Koors 8-212 2TD, Mulligan 7-60 TD, Dahlstrom 4-36, Ellis 4-22, Evans 2-18, Branigan 1-17, Karazsia 1-6, Etzcorn 1-1

Next game -- DePauw will be on the road Saturday against Rhodes at 2 p.m. The game will be carried live on WGRE 91.5.