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Second Half Propels Rose-Hulman Football to Win

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TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Behind a complete turnaround in the second half, the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology football team captured its first victory of the season on Homecoming in a 23-19 decision over Defiance College Saturday at Cook Stadium.

The Engineers (1-2, 1-0 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference) accounted for 213 of their 287 offensive yards in the second half, kickstarted by the third quarter's opening 11-play, 69-yard drive when down by 10 points. 

Senior Danya Francis (Kissimmee, Fla./Celebration) punched in a 1-yard touchdown run to bring Rose-Hulman within 13-10.  Senior Ryan Landwehr (Tipp City, Ohio/Tippecanoe) set up the score with a 27-yard pass to sophomore Jacob Dye (Tipton).

Rose-Hulman scored the next 13 points to take a 23-13 lead entering the fourth quarter.  Landwehr connected on a 53-yard scoring strike to sophomore Aaron Abbott (Lebanon, Ohio) to give Rose-Hulman its first lead at 16-13 midway through the third quarter.

The Engineers marched 37 yards on six plays on their next drive to push the lead to 10 points at 23-13.  Landwehr capped the drive with a six-yard scoring run.

Defiance (0-2, 0-1 HCAC) would score on a 55-yard fumble recovery by Andrew Feldhaus with six minutes to play to close within 23-19.  Rose-Hulman's defense held the Defiance offensive unit scoreless in the second half to preserve the victory. Sophomore Anthony Adamo (Chino, Calif.) provided the biggest defensive play of the game by intercepting a Defiance pass with 42 seconds left to halt the final Yellow Jackets drive.

Landwehr finished the game 14 of 25 for 139 yards passing and one touchdown. His primary targets were Aaron Abbott (six catches for 66 yards, touchdown) and Dye (five catches for 69 yards).  Francis led the Engineers on the ground with 65 yards on 20 carries to go along with a rushing score.

On the defensive side, Adamo highlighted the Rose-Hulman defense with 12 tackles and an interception.  Senior D.J. Lawson (Indianapolis/Pike) added seven tackles and a sack.  Senior Cody Rivers (Coconut Creek, Calif.) contributed six tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two hurries, and freshman Jordan Harr (Carrollton, Ill.) recovered a fumble for the third forced turnover of the day.  Dye also blocked a punt on special teams.

Senior Eric Schaible (Findlay, Ohio) proved a key weapon as the punter, with a 40.6 average on eight punts.  Schaible booted a 61-yard punt early in the game, and downed a punt on the one-yard line in the second half to sway field position.

Defiance jumped out to a 10-0 lead midway through the second quarter on a one-yard run by Sean Washington and a 28-yard field goal by Spencer Saunders.  Rose-Hulman senior Matt Angel (Cassville, Mo.) capped a 16-play drive late in the first half with a 35-yard field goal to bring the margin within 10-3.  Saunders booted a 32-yard field goal with three seconds left in the half to give Defiance a 13-3 lead at the break.

Rose-Hulman improved to 1-2 on the season and 1-0 in HCAC play, while Defiance dropped to 0-3 and 0-1 in league play.  The Fightin' Engineers return to action at Manchester University next Saturday at 1:30.

Oct. 20: All times Eastern
Final
at Johns Hopkins 52, Gettysburg 0
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Oct. 21: All times Eastern
Start of 4th
14 Westfield State
29 Framingham State
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4th - 06:04
10 Moravian
17 Juniata
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4th - 12:41
7 Endicott
28 Salve Regina
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4th - 12:53
7 St. Vincent
63 Thomas More
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3 Hobart
7 Union
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End of 2nd
24 Colby
20 Hamilton
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0 William Paterson
14 Christopher Newport
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10 St. John Fisher
7 Ithaca
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21 Kenyon
19 Allegheny
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3rd - 14:59
7 SUNY-Maritime
7 Mount Ida
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27 Middlebury
7 Bates
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7 Catholic
48 Springfield
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1:00 PM
Wesleyan at Amherst
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End of 2nd
7 Bowdoin
49 Trinity (Conn.)
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End of 2nd
14 Husson
7 Gallaudet
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21 Wabash
14 Oberlin
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2nd 5:14
6 Buffalo State
13 Utica
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Start of 3rd
0 Ohio Northern
6 Muskingum
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2nd - 15:00
0 Montclair State
24 Frostburg State
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3 Rowan
20 Wesley
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End of 2nd
10 Albright
5 Stevenson
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38 Wittenberg
3 DePauw
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14 Alma
14 Albion
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13 Shenandoah
24 Guilford
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3rd - 13:39
20 Plymouth State
0 Massachusetts Maritime
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2nd - 00:11
37 Wooster
12 Hiram
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28 Washington and Lee
0 Hampden-Sydney
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End of 2nd
7 Alfred State
16 Anna Maria
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Start of 3rd
25 Bridgewater
10 Emory and Henry
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7 Wilkes
28 FDU-Florham
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10 Lebanon Valley
0 Misericordia
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7 Rochester
27 St. Lawrence
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6 RPI
7 Alfred
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10 Nichols
18 Curry
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Start of 3rd
0 Southern Virginia
28 Salisbury
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2nd - 10:53
10 Ferrum
14 Brevard
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1:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Apprentice
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0 Ursinus
7 Susquehanna
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End of 2nd
20 Cortland
13 Morrisville State
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End of 2nd
14 Hope
36 Trine
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Start of 3rd
17 Trinity (Texas)
0 Sewanee
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7 Wartburg
7 Luther
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1:30 PM
Dickinson at Franklin and Marshall
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2nd - 03:38
7 Tufts
0 Williams
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2nd - 08:00
35 Mount Union
0 Wilmington
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2nd - 12:10
7 MIT
0 Coast Guard
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2nd - 13:08
7 Maine Maritime
14 Norwich
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8:32, 2nd quarter
7 Heidelberg
21 Marietta
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2nd - 10:07
14 Franklin
9 Rose-Hulman
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3:00 (1st)
14 John Carroll
0 Capital
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2nd - 07:06
7 Bluffton
14 Manchester
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1:30 PM
Mount St. Joseph at Anderson
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1:35 PM
UW-Whitewater at UW-River Falls
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2:00 PM
Kean at TCNJ
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1st - 04:44
0 Greensboro
10 LaGrange
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1st - 05:29
7 Mass-Dartmouth
0 Worcester State
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1st - 05:29
6 Muhlenberg
3 McDaniel
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1st - 01:50
7 Western New England
0 Becker
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1st - 06:39
0 Methodist
13 Maryville (Tenn.)
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1st - 06:03
7 Adrian
0 Kalamazoo
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2:00 PM
Denison at Ohio Wesleyan
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2:00 PM
Westminster (Pa.) at Washington and Jefferson
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2:00 PM
Berry at Millsaps
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1st - 07:28
0 Olivet
7 Benedictine
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1st - 04:21
7 Birmingham-Southern
7 Austin
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2:00 PM
Belhaven at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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Q1 9:52
0 UW-Stevens Point
3 UW-Stout
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2:00 PM
Eureka at MacMurray
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2:00 PM
Carthage at Illinois Wesleyan
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1st - 05:33
7 Nebraska Wesleyan
6 Buena Vista
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1st - 05:21
7 Lakeland
0 Wisconsin Lutheran
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1st - 01:09
0 Rockford
0 Aurora
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1st - 03:43
0 Concordia (Wis.)
14 Concordia-Chicago
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2:00 PM
Carleton at St. Olaf
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7:46 1st
0 Gustavus Adolphus
14 St. John's
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1st - 05:34
7 Augsburg
7 Concordia-Moorhead
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2:00 PM
St. Thomas at Hamline
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1st - 03:39
6 Westminster (Mo.)
0 Greenville
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2:00 PM
Coe at Loras
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2:00 PM
Monmouth at Cornell
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2:00 PM
Wheaton (Ill.) at North Park
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2:00 PM
Northwestern (Minn.) at Martin Luther
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2:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Texas Lutheran
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1st - 06:19
0 Grinnell
21 Lake Forest
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2:00 PM
Carroll at Millikin
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2:00 PM
Ripon at Macalester
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2:00 PM
Lawrence at St. Norbert
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2:00 PM
St. Scholastica at Crown
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2:00 PM
Minnesota-Morris at Iowa Wesleyan
1st - 11:03
7 UW-Platteville
0 UW-Eau Claire
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2:30 PM
Merchant Marine at WPI
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2:30 PM
Rhodes at Centre
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2:30 PM
Hanover at Earlham
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2:30 PM
Beloit at Chicago
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3:00 PM
UW-Oshkosh at UW-La Crosse
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3:00 PM
Simpson at Dubuque
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3:00 PM
Augustana at North Central (Ill.)
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3:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at Louisiana College
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4:00 PM
Hartwick at Brockport
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4:00 PM
Western Connecticut at Bridgewater State
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4:00 PM
Chapman at La Verne
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4:00 PM
Pacific at Lewis and Clark
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4:00 PM
Pacific Lutheran at Willamette
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4:00 PM
Puget Sound at Whitworth
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4:00 PM
Redlands at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
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4:30 PM
George Fox at Linfield
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5:00 PM
Sul Ross State at Howard Payne
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6:00 PM
Dean at Castleton
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6:00 PM
N.C. Wesleyan at Averett
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7:00 PM
Baldwin Wallace at Otterbein
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7:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Geneva
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7:00 PM
Carnegie Mellon at Thiel
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7:00 PM
Knox at Illinois College
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10:00 PM
Whittier at Cal Lutheran
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Cancelled
Occidental at Pomona-Pitzer
Oct. 20: All times Eastern
Final
at Johns Hopkins 52, Gettysburg 0
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Oct. 21: All times Eastern
Halftime
3 Rowan
20 Wesley
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2nd - 15:00
0 Montclair State
24 Frostburg State
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End of 2nd
38 Wittenberg
3 DePauw
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End of 2nd
7 Catholic
48 Springfield
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7 Wartburg
7 Luther
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2nd - 08:00
35 Mount Union
0 Wilmington
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8:32, 2nd quarter
7 Heidelberg
21 Marietta
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2:00 PM
Westminster (Pa.) at Washington and Jefferson
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2:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Texas Lutheran
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2:00 PM
Belhaven at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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2:00 PM
St. Thomas at Hamline
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7:46 1st
0 Gustavus Adolphus
14 St. John's
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2:00 PM
Carthage at Illinois Wesleyan
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1st - 05:40
7 Augsburg
7 Concordia-Moorhead
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2:00 PM
Berry at Millsaps
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1st - 11:03
7 UW-Platteville
0 UW-Eau Claire
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3:00 PM
UW-Oshkosh at UW-La Crosse
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3:00 PM
Augustana at North Central (Ill.)
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4:00 PM
Hartwick at Brockport
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4:30 PM
George Fox at Linfield
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7:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Geneva
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