October 24, 2009

Trinity Loses First-Ever Game Against DePauw Saturday


San Antonio The DePauw University Tigers picked up their first-ever win over the Trinity University Tigers with a 26-18 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference victory Saturday at Blackstock Stadium.

Trinity had won all 10 of the previous meetings with DePauw, including a 45-32 game last year in San Antonio. The Trinity Tigers now stand at 5-2 on the season and 2-2 in the SCAC. DePauw improved to 5-1 and 4-1 SCAC.

The Trinity Tigers led 10-6 at halftime, on a 38-yard field goal by Garrett Biel and a 3-yard run by Al Furlow.

DePauw shut out Trinity 14-0 in the third quarter, taking a 20-10 lead into the final 15 minutes.

After a late fourth-quarter score by DePauw pushed the lead to 26-10, Riley Curry snagged a 1-yard touchdown pass from Robert Davidson with just over two minutes left for Trinity's first points of the second half.

Tyson Cannon caught the two-point conversion pass from Davidson, making it 26-18 with an onside kick forthcoming. 

DePauw recovered the kick, though, and controlled the ball until the final seconds.  Trinity's last-gasp pass play fell incomplete, and DePauw clinched the win.

Curry snagged 11 receptions for 105 yards in the game. It marked his ninth career 100-yard receiving day. Curry is now in fourth place on in all-time Trinity records, passing Canaan Factor (1996-1999). He also became the second Tiger player to catch 200 or more passes in a career. Curry previously was tied with Jerheme Urban (1999-2002) for second place. 

Chris Baer passed Jimmy Whitney (1985-1988) for ninth on the all-time Trinity rushing list.

In special teams, Kyle Trella had six punts for an average of 45.3 yards, including a 59-yard punt early in the game. Caleb Urban returned four kickoffs for 105 yards, including one for 41 yards.  He passes older brother Jerheme in career kickoff return yards, becoming only the second Trinity player ever to surpass 1,000 return yards.

Trinity’s Dennis Grebe had 11 tackles, 10 of which were solo. Anthony Cockrell made the game’s only interception.

The Trinity Tigers rushed for 133 yards and passed for 173, for 306 total yards. DePauw put up 249 yards on the ground and 183 in the air, for 432 total yards against Trinity's defense.

Trinity will host NAIA member Azusa Pacific at 1:30 p.m. next Saturday at E.M. Stevens Stadium.

Riley Curry had his ninth career 100-yard game on Saturday, becoming the second Trinity player ever to record 200 receptions

Kyle Trella finished with an average of 45.3 yards/punt on Saturday, which is the fourth-highest single-game average in school history

Dennis Grebe led Trinity with 11 tackles on Saturday, including 10 solo tackles against DePauw


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