Lasky Totals School-Record 500 Yards in Tigers' 42-26 Win over Allegheny

Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw quarterback Jake Lasky totaled a school-record 500 yards of offense as the Tigers rolled to a 42-26 North Coast Athletic Conference win over Allegheny at Blackstock Stadium. With the win, DePauw improved to 7-1 overall and 6-1 in the NCAC, while Allegheny dropped to 3-5 overall and 2-5 in the conference.

Lasky threw for 413 yards and five touchdowns and rushed for another 87 yards in the win with three of those scoring passes covering over 50 yards and one of his runs totaling 51.

Allegheny took a 6-0 lead in the first on Logan Lee's 9-yard pass to Alex Victor after DePauw's first two series ended in a missed field goal and an interception.

DePauw's first score came in the second period with a 16-play, 98-yard drive capped by Ramon Lopez's 2-yard run. On the Tigers' next possession, Lasky converted on a third-and-nine with a 73-yard scoring pass to Jake Hagan.

After DePauw's defense forced a three-and-out, Lasky struck with a 56-yard pass to Andy Hunt to make it 21-6 with just 49 seconds left in the half. 

The Tigers were forced into their first punt of the game in the first series of the third quarter and fumbled at the Allegheny 12 on the second, but Lasky connected with Ben Wilson for a 54-yard score on the first play of a drive with 6:25 remaining in the third. 

Allegheny needed just three plays to trim the lead to 28-12 as Lee and Victor teamed for a 47-yard score.

Lee opened the fourth quarter with a 17-yard scoring pass to Dwaine Barber and DePauw countered with Lasky's 15-yard TD pass to Hunt. On its next possession, Allegheny was faced with third-and-25 from its own 42 before Lee was sacked and fumbled after a hit by DePauw's Nate Orrison with Ashaun Miller recovering for the Tigers. Just two plays later, Lasky teamed with Hunt for a third time with this one covering 39 yards and giving DePauw a 42-20 advantage.

Lee wrapped up the game's scoring with a 10-yard pass to Victor with 7:24 left.

Lasky's 500 yards of offense topped the previous mark of 462 by Jason Lee against Hope College on September 16, 2000. Lasky completed 15-of-21 passes for 413 yards which equaled the fourth-best single-game passing yardage total in DePauw history.

Hagan caught six for 163 yards, while Hunt had four catches for 130 yards.

Tyler Balla rushed for 67 yards for Allegheny, while Lee completed 22 of 32 passes for 302 yards and four touchdowns. Victor hauled in eight of those for 113 yards and three scores.

Connor Perkins paced the DePauw defense with nine tackles, while Matt Crupi and Chandler Nicholson each added eight and Crupi had a pair of pass breakups. Orrison had two of DePauw's five sacks, while Nicholson led with 2.5 tackles for loss.

Chase Balla led the Gators with 15 tackles followed by Colten Buzard and Clarence Long with eight each. Buzard had Allegheny's only sack.

DePauw outgained Allegheny, 535-355 and the Tigers averaged 9.1 yards per play.

The Tigers return to action on Saturday, November 4, with an 11 a.m. game at Kenyon. The time was moved from 1 p.m. due to the possibility of Kenyon also hosting the NCAC Field Hockey Tournament championship game on the same field that day.