Denison advances to 4-1 for first time since 1986 with win over DePauw

Brandon Sklenar threw for 230 yards and three touchdowns as Denison University knocked off DePauw University, 42-21 at Deeds-Piper Stadium. Sklenar also rushed for a pair of touchdowns in the win.

DePauw (0-4) jumped out to a 14-7 first quarter lead, but the Denison Big Red (4-1) turned the tables with a 21-point  third quarter. DuShawn Brown was Sklenar’s favorite target on the afternoon, hauling in four passes for 62 yards and a touchdown.

Saturday’s matchup, during Denison’s annual Big Red Weekend, marked the seventh contest between the schools; Denison holds a 5-2 advantage in head-to-head match-ups against the Tigers. Denison improved to 4-1 for the first time since 1986.

RUSHING: DePauw – Nikko Sansone 18-67; Amen Galley 4-14; Armani Cato 3-7; Matt Hunt 9-(-8). Denison – John Wilson 9-72; Colin Morris 10-51; Brandon Sklenar 13-41; Austin Applegate 7-25; Dushawn Brown 1-6.

PASSING: DePauw – Matt Hunt 19-12-0-217. Denison – Brandon Sklenar 28-23-0-292; Colin Morris 1-0-0-0.

RECEIVING: DePauw – Barry Flynn 6-67; Connor Jeffers 1-49; J.D. Robinson 1-34; D.J. Steward 1-25; Nikko Sansone 1-24; Armani Cato 1-10; Billy McClamroch 1-8. Denison – Dushawn Brown 5-93; Kyle Green 3-49; Colin Morris 5-47; Richie Wehman 2-45; John Wilson 5-23; Hunter Winans 2-20; Jack Varanese 1-15.

INTERCEPTIONS: DePauw – None. Denison – None.

FUMBLES: DePauw – Nikko Sansone 1-1. Denison – Brandon Sklenar 1-1; Colin Morris 1-1; John Wilson 1-1.

SACKS (UA-A): DePauw – Josh Jones 0-1; Tophel Secuskie 0-1. Denison – Teddy Kuntz 1-0; Cameron Kahl 0-1; Joey Lopez 1-1.

TACKLES (UA-A): DePauw – Hamm Hooper 4-1; Adam Folta 3-7; Justin Murray 2-1; Dennis Callicutt 3-3; Cody Baker 4-7; Kevin Ude 1-0; Damon Hyatt 0-1; Will Longthorne 1-5; Tyler Leising 0-1; Garrett Rice 4-4; Tommy Gray 1-6; Nick Freund 1-3; Andrew Cusumano 1-0; Jake Miller 0-1; Eric Brooks 0-1; Peter Nelson 0-4; Josh Jones 2-6; Tophel Secuskie 1-4; Indi Lavarias 0-3; Michael Mitsch 0-2; Daniel Furman 0-2. Denison – Addison Ford 3-4; Riley Tight 3-3; Alex Willingham 1-4; Zak Baker 1-1; Zach Pewitt 3-4; Andrew Baird 2-5; Lucas Romick 1-1; Emerson Thacker 0-2; Ben Tracht 1-4; Pat Foley 3-5; Joel Elliott 2-7; Teddy Kuntz 2-4; Zach Neufeld 0-1; Winters Heafey 0-2; Cameron Kahl 0-2; Dylan Hinde 0-3; Joey Lopez 3-1; Lars Soderberg 0-1.

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