DePauw knocks off Sewanee 31-13 in season opener

Matt Hunt completed 11 of 19 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown and also rushed for 88 yards and a touchdown to lead DePauw to a 31-13 victory Saturday over Sewanee at Blackstock Stadium in Greencastle, Ind.

After falling behind 7-0 in the first quarter, Sewanee knotted the score at seven with 9:17 left in the second quarter, thanks to a 32-yard touchdown pass from Cody Daniel to Steven Hearn. But, DePauw responded with 24 unanswered points and never looked back.

Sewanee picked up 359 total offensive yards to DePauw’s 313 yards. But, DePauw forced key turnovers — including an Adam Folta interception of Daniel at the 3 yard line on the game’s opening drive — to keep Sewanee out of the end zone of off the scoreboard.

Sewanee hosts Washington and Lee next week. DePauw opens North Coast Athletic Conference play on Sept. 20 at Wittenberg.

RUSHING: Sewanee – Cody Daniel 21-89; Andy Moots 13-36; Powers Spencer 5-31; Matt Rosson 5-11; Mikey Plancher 1-6; Devante Jones 3-6; Barrett Goodson 1-1. DePauw – Matt Hunt 6-88; Amen Galley 16-37; Jason Kirchhoff 8-20; Jack Gruber 2-13; J.D. Robinson 1-12; Connor Jeffers 2-9; Zach Alleman 1-6.

PASSING: Sewanee – Cody Daniel 14-8-1-155; Matt Rosson 6-3-0-24. DePauw – Matt Hunt 19-11-0-128.

RECEIVING: Sewanee – Powers Spencer 3-77; Steven Hearn 3-62; Charlie Powell 3-28; Barrett Goodson 1-7; Mikey Plancher 1-5. DePauw – J.D. Robinson 4-57; D.J. Steward 2-19; Connor Jeffers 2-14; Jason Kirchhoff 1-13; Zach Alleman 1-13; Adam Nay 1-12.

INTERCEPTIONS: Sewanee – None. DePauw – Adam Folta 1-35.

FUMBLES: Sewanee – Cody Daniel 1-0; Andy Moots 1-1. DePauw – None.

SACKS (UA-A): Sewanee – None. DePauw – Nick Freund 1-0; Peter Nelson 1-0.

TACKLES (UA-A): Sewanee – Devante Jones 1-0; Emmanuel Bell 2-0; Cody Daniel 1-0; Grant Fuller 1-2; John Paul McDonnell 0-1; Hayden Reece 3-0; Taylor Graham 1-1; Callum Wishart 1-0; B.J. Addison 1-0; Glenn Ireland 1-2; De’Nard Ford 5-1; Alex Kops 2-2; Tony Dykes 5-3; Grayson Middlebrooks 2-1; Brandon Campbell 6-2; Michael Taylor 0-1; Alan Shattuck 2-0; Brice Garrett 1-1; Alexander Parker 2-1. DePauw – Philip Ganser 0-1; Adam Folta 5-3; Paul Simon 2-1; Cody Baker 2-2; Hamm Hooper 1-1; Clark Costello 0-1; Will Longthorne 9-3; Garrett Rice 2-0; Lan Sansone 2-0; Justin Todd 1-1; Tommy Gray 8-1; Nick Freund 4-2; Kevin Kiyosaki 2-1; Craig Neece 1-2; Peter Nelson 4-0; Adam Nay 1-1; Michael Mitsch 5-0.

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