The Colorado College football team experienced a disappointing case of déjà vu in Saturday’s 37-34 loss at DePauw.
Missed opportunities in the kicking game and a late penalty allowed DePauw to escape with an overtime victory for the second year in a row.
Spud Dick connected with Alex Koors on a fourth-and-five play with 13 seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime, and after Jordan Havercamp made a 20-yard field goal on DePauw’s opening possession, Tyler Brickell’s 41-yard field goal attempt came up short to end CC’s shot at its first victory.
DePauw was fortunate to ever have the opportunity.
Leading 27-24 midway through the fourth quarter, Justin Alexander appeared to have extended CC’s lead to at least 33-24 (not taking the extra point for granted) when he found the end zone on a four-yard run. But the score was nullified by an illegal block and Brickell’s 28-yard field goal attempt was blocked.
DePauw tied the game on a 31-yard field goal by Havercamp with 6:12 remaining, but Colorado College responded with an eight-play, 50-yard drive that was capped by Sean Farrell’s one-yard scoring plunge with 1:41 to play.
Jon McDonald had season-highs of seven completions for 166 yards, and rushed for a team-high 71 yards and a pair of touchdowns, including an 11-yard run that gave CC its first lead with 1:35 remaining in the third quarter. Farrell added xx yards on the ground as CC finished with a season-best 243 rushing yards.
Dick completed 32 of 44 passes for 404 yards and three touchdowns. Bryan Mulligan had 10 receptions for 115 yards, while Koors had eight catches for 82 yards and a pair of scores.
Buddy Ferreira led the Tigers with 14 tackles, including 1.5 for six lost yards and a sack. Saul Levy had a career-high 11 tackles, while Brendan Ross added 10. Matt McDermott had an interception and recovered a fumble, while Ross also picked off one pass. CC allowed a season-low 86 yards rushing.
Colorado College will play host to Birmingham-Southern College next Saturday.