DePauw Tigers football
First season1884
Athletic directorStevie Baker-Watson
Head coachBrett Dietz
2nd season, 12–3 (.800)
StadiumBlackstock Stadium
(capacity: 3,000)
FieldNick Mourouzis Field
Year built1941
Field surfaceAstroTurf
LocationGreencastle, Indiana
NCAA divisionDivision III
ConferenceNCAC
Past conferencesSAA
SCAC
HCAC
ICC
All-time record592–494–40 (.544)
Conference titles12
ColorsBlack and old gold[1]
   

The DePauw Tigers football team is the American football program for DePauw University, which began in 1884.[2] DePauw has the 20th most victories in Division III history.[3] The Tigers have been the co-champions of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference four times (2000, 2005, 2009 and 2010).[4] In addition, they won two championships (1990, 1996) during their membership in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference and five titles (1928, 1930, 1931, 1933 and 1943) in the Indiana Intercollegiate Conference.

In 1933, head coach Ray Neal led the DePauw Tigers football team to an unbeaten, untied, and unscored opening season. The Tigers compiled a 7–0 record and outscored their opponents 136–0.[5] Neal nearly duplicated this feat in 1943, but DePauw, 5–0–1, finished the season with one scoreless tie and six points allowed in a different game. The only points surrendered that season were in a 39–6 victory over Indiana State and the only non-win was a 0–0 tie against Oberlin. The Tigers outscored their opponents, 206–6.

The Tigers have a blood feud with "nearby" Wabash College, its most visible clash is the annual Monon Bell game.

Playoff appearances

NCAA Division III

The Tigers have appeared in the Division III playoffs three times, with an overall record of 1–2.

Year Round Opponent Result
2009 First Round Thomas More L, 39–49
2010 First Round Trine L, 35–45
2021 First Round
Second Round
Rose–Hulman
Wisconsin–Whitewater
W, 26–21
L, 0–45

References

  1. ^ DePauw University Visual Identity System (PDF). Retrieved June 12, 2016.
  2. ^ "DePauw Football Year-by-Year Records". DePauw Athletics. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Division III Football Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2017.
  4. ^ https://www.scacsports.com/inside_athletics/record_book_files/2018-19/2018_Fall_Record_Book.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  5. ^ DePauw University News, "A Perfect Season in Every Way: DePauw Unbeaten, Untied and Unscored Upon", DePauw University, retrieved October 14, 2008.