October 16, 2010

Football Falls One Yard Short of Victory, 24-19, at DePauw

More news about: Adrian

You can't get much closer to a victory without getting one as the Bulldogs (2-4) were one yard away from the go-ahead touchdown on Saturday afternoon at unbeaten DePauw University (6-0) with 12 seconds left on the clock. The Bulldogs handed the ball off to Jeremy Southworth on third and fourth down from the one-yard line but he could not break the goal line in a 23-19 defeat.

Adrian began the fourth quarter down 17-10 and DePauw increased their lead to 23-10 at the 14:15 mark of the fourth quarter as Alex Koors caught his second touchdown of the game from Michael Engle from two yards out. The extra point was then blocked by the Bulldogs.

Adrian drove the ball on their next possession to the DePauw 29-yard line but misfired on four straight passes to hand the ball over to the Tigers with 11:39 remaining. The Bulldog defense forced a three-and-out and gave the ball back to the offense at the AC 39-yard line. It took the Bulldogs just three plays to find the end zone as Mike McGee completed a three-yard pass to D'ante Thompson and then a 15-yard pass to Justin Hemm down to the DePauw 43. McGee followed that with a 43-yard touchdown strike to Jared Edwards which cut the deficit to 23-17 with nine minutes left.

The Tigers looked like they were going to make it a two-possession game on their next drive as they marched 41 yards in nine plays down to the Adrian 13. Eric Malm attempted a 31-yard field goal which hit the left upright giving Adrian the ball at the 20-yard line with 4:31 to go.

The Bulldogs put themselves into position to possibly take the lead on their next drive as McGee completed three passes to move the ball to the Tiger 40. Edwards carried the ball for 23 yards down to the 17 inside the red zone. On the next play, Adrian turned it over for the only time in the game as Hemm caught a pass at the line of scrimmage and fumbled on a hit from Ryan Preuss which was recovered by DePauw's Ryan Huffman with 2:59 on the clock.

DePauw had a penalty for a personal foul after the fumble and then started their drive at their own 11. The Bulldog defense yielded just one yard and DePauw was forced to punt. The Tigers took a safety to make the score 23-19. On the free kick, Edwards returned it 23 yards to the Adrian 47 to start the final drive at 2:24.

McGee found Hemm twice on the drive for 12 and 22 yards getting the ball down to the DU 9. Edwards carried for five yards down to the four and the Bulldogs called their last timeout with 37 ticks left. Southworth then carried for no gain on third down and got inches away on fourth down.

Adrian outgained DePauw, 360-321, in total offense as McGee completed 22-of-38 for 265 yards and two scores. Edwards led the ground game with 22 carries for 80 yards. Hemm caught eight passes for 93 yards. Engle was 28-of-39 for 260 yards and two scores for the Tigers. Koors caught eight passes for 96 yards and both touchdowns through the air. AC was 9-of-18 on third down but 0-of-3 on fourth down. Logan Mitseff connected on a 45-yard field goal in the second quarter. Danny Taylor led the defense with 12 tackles while Chris Cook added 11 stops from his safety position.

Sep. 1: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Coast Guard at Anna Maria
7:00 PM
Defiance at Baldwin Wallace
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Washington and Lee at Johns Hopkins
7:30 PM
Trine at Manchester
Live Stats
8:00 PM
Millsaps at Belhaven
Sep. 2: All times Eastern
6:00 PM
Mass-Dartmouth at Mount Ida
6:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Wesley
7:00 PM
Muhlenberg at Wilkes
7:00 PM
N.C. Wesleyan at Stevenson
7:00 PM
Western New England at Springfield
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Fitchburg State at Becker
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Albright at Salisbury
7:00 PM
WPI at MIT
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Salve Regina at Worcester State
7:00 PM
Bridgewater State at Curry
7:00 PM
Morrisville State at St. Lawrence
10:00 PM
Adrian at Pacific
Sep. 3: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Endicott at Framingham State
Live Stats
12:00 PM
Washington U. at Carnegie Mellon
Live Stats
12:00 PM
Chicago at Case Western Reserve
12:00 PM
Husson at Alfred
12:00 PM
SUNY-Maritime at Maine Maritime
Video
12:00 PM
Cortland at Heidelberg
12:00 PM
Otterbein at Buffalo State
12:00 PM
Ursinus at Bethany
12:00 PM
Sewanee at Kenyon
1:00 PM
King's at Moravian
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Kean at Christopher Newport
1:00 PM
McDaniel at Catholic
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Lebanon Valley at Franklin and Marshall
1:00 PM
Plymouth State at Castleton
Live Stats
1:00 PM
RPI at Norwich
1:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Dickinson
1:00 PM
Oberlin at Kalamazoo
1:00 PM
Emory and Henry at Ferrum
1:00 PM
Wooster at Washington and Jefferson
1:00 PM
Alfred State at William Paterson
1:00 PM
St. Vincent at Alma
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Concordia (Wis.) at Finlandia
1:00 PM
Olivet at St. John Fisher
1:00 PM
Rowan at Widener
1:00 PM
Hobart at Brockport
1:00 PM
Union at Ithaca
1:00 PM
Susquehanna at Lycoming
1:00 PM
Utica at Misericordia
1:00 PM
The Apprentice School at Methodist
1:00 PM
TCNJ at UW-Whitewater
1:30 PM
Wilmington at Bluffton
1:30 PM
Monmouth at Hope
1:30 PM
Bridgewater at Gettysburg
1:30 PM
Muskingum at Waynesburg
1:30 PM
Juniata at Grove City
2:00 PM
Wisconsin Lutheran at Trinity Int'l
2:00 PM
Lakeland at Carroll
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
UW-Stevens Point at St. Norbert
2:00 PM
Austin at Hendrix
2:00 PM
Maranatha Baptist at Martin Luther
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Millikin at Greenville
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Eureka at Knox
Live Stats
2:00 PM
MacMurray at Rockford
2:00 PM
Gustavus Adolphus at Westminster (Mo.)
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
UW-La Crosse at Luther
2:00 PM
Beloit at Lake Forest
2:00 PM
Concordia-Moorhead at Jamestown
2:00 PM
Crown at Hamline
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Carleton at Macalester
2:00 PM
Bethel at Dubuque
2:00 PM
St. Scholastica at St. John's
Live Stats
2:00 PM
St. Olaf at Grinnell
2:00 PM
Buena Vista at Mayville St.
2:00 PM
Simpson at UW-Stout
2:00 PM
Aurora at Carthage
2:00 PM
UW-River Falls at Coe
2:00 PM
Ripon at Concordia-Chicago
2:00 PM
Elmhurst at Loras
2:00 PM
Huntingdon at Louisiana College
2:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at Robert Morris-Chicago
2:00 PM
Benedictine at Wheaton (Ill.)
2:00 PM
John Carroll at UW-Oshkosh
2:30 PM
Southern Virginia at Earlham
Live Stats
2:30 PM
Lawrence at Presentation
4:00 PM
UW-Platteville at George Fox
4:00 PM
La Verne at Puget Sound
Video Live Stats
4:00 PM
Central at Whitworth
5:00 PM
Hartwick at Western Connecticut
Live Stats
6:00 PM
Wabash at Albion
6:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.) at Berry
6:00 PM
Augustana at Mount St. Joseph
6:00 PM
Thomas More at Franklin
Live Stats
6:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney at Averett
7:00 PM
Denison at Marietta
7:00 PM
Hiram at Westminster (Pa.)
7:00 PM
Thiel at Allegheny
7:00 PM
Capital at Wittenberg
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Shenandoah at Gallaudet
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Illinois College at Rose-Hulman
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Geneva at Frostburg State
7:00 PM
Nichols at Westfield State
7:00 PM
Greensboro at Guilford
Live Stats
7:00 PM
LaGrange at Birmingham-Southern
7:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Southwestern
7:00 PM
Anderson at North Park
7:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan at Mary Hardin-Baylor
7:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at Texas Lutheran
7:10 PM
St. Thomas at UW-Eau Claire
Video Live Stats
7:30 PM
Hanover at Centre
8:00 PM
Willamette at Rhodes
8:00 PM
Cornell at Iowa Wesleyan
Live Stats
8:00 PM
Augsburg at Northwestern (Minn.)
Live Stats
8:00 PM
Southwestern Assemblies at Howard Payne
8:00 PM
Sul Ross State at UT-Permian Basin
8:30 PM
Redlands at Trinity (Texas)
Dec. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Mount Union 49, at St. Thomas 35
@ Salem, Va.
Box Score Recap Recap Photos