Greencastle, Ind. - Matt Hunt rushed for two touchdowns and threw for the other four as DePauw moved to 4-0 overall and 3-0 in the North Coast Athletic Conference with a 48-35 win over Kenyon. The Lords dropped to 3-2 overall and 2-2 in the conference.
Marko Adams booted the first of two field goals just 1:45 into the contest to give the Tigers a 3-0 lead and Matt Hunt scored on a 37-yard run with 7:45 left in the opening stanza on a drive set up by Brooks Hepp's interception.
Matt Hunt teamed with his brother, Andy, for a 55-yard gain on the first play of the Tigers' final drive of the first and, three plays later, Ian Good hauled in a 27-yard scoring pass to make it 17-0 with 1:47 remaining in the quarter.
Kenyon reached paydirt on Nat Henry's 2-yard run with 12:12 left in the half, but Adams nailed a 29-yarder to make it 20-7 with 5:45 left. That field goal was the 28th of his DePauw career and tied the school record held by Tom Downham (1984-87).
The Lords answered with Jibri McLean scoring on a 35-yard pass from quarterback Thomas Merkle, but DePauw closed out the half with a nine-play, 76-yard drive capped by Matt Hunt's 11-yard pass to Nolan Ayres to make it 27-14.
The Lords opened the third with a 17-play scoring drive that took 6:42 and ended with Merkle's 14-yard pass to Brian Hunca to close the DePauw lead to 27-21.
The Hunt brothers teamed for a 16-yard scoring pass to make it 34-21 before Cody Baker's interception led to a 9-yard scoring pass between the Hunts and extended the Tigers' lead to 41-21.
DePauw's defense forced a punt and, on the second play of the next drive, Matt Hunt scampered 46 yards for a score.
Merkle and Ian Robinson connected on the Lords' final two scores to wrap up the scoring.
Kenyon outgained DePauw, 492-471, with the Tigers holding a 234-54 edge on the ground.
Matt Hunt rushed for a career-high 159 yards on 16 carries and completed 18-of-30 passes for 237 yards. Andy Hunt caught eight of those for 146 yards and two scores.
Merkle connected on 44-of-66 passes for a Kenyon-record 438 yards and four touchdowns. Hunca set a Kenyon record with 18 catches for 207 yards and one touchdown, while Robertson added 12 catches and McLean 10.
DePauw travels to Wittenberg next Saturday for a 1 p.m. game of NCAC unbeatens.