NCAC Showdown Saturday at Blackstock: Undefeated DePauw Hosts Perennial Power Wittenberg


Greencastle, Ind. - Off to its first 4-0 start since 2010 and just the second since 1985, the 4-0 DePauw football team hosts Wittenberg on Old Gold Day, Saturday, October 10. Kickoff on Nick Mourouzis Field at Blackstock Stadium is set for 2 p.m.

DePauw is coming off a 38-16 win at Kenyon and brings a 3-0 North Coast Athletic Conference mark into the contest. The Tigers are receiving votes in this week's Division III coaches' poll.

Wittenberg, 3-1 overall and 2-1 in the NCAC, blanked Wooster, 24-0, last Saturday. The Ohio-based Tigers are ranked 20th by and 25th in the latest coaches' rankings.

Wittenberg leads the all-time series, 7-2, after taking a 34-17 win last year in Springfield, Ohio. DePauw committed seven turnovers in that game including on five of its final six possessions. The teams were tied, 17-17, at halftime.

The series began in 1893 with DePauw taking a 28-0 win. DePauw's last win in the series was in 1989 by a 14-10 count in Greencastle. Wittenberg has won the last four encounters including all three since DePauw joined the NCAC.

The game will be carried by DePauw's WGRE (91.5 FM) with all live links posted above. A complete set of DePauw game notes is available here. Game day information is also available here.