August 8, 2014

Rose-Hulman Football Picked to Finish 4th in HCAC

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TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology football team has been picked to finish fourth in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference this season, in a preseason poll of league coaches released in August.

The Fightin' Engineers earned a share of their conference football championship in 25 years last season, finishing 7-3 overall and 7-1 in league play.  Rose-Hulman returns 43 letter winners, seven offensive starters and five defensive starters from last season's squad.

Franklin was picked to earn its seventh consecutive conference title in the coaches poll.  Mount St. Joseph received the remaining two first-place votes, with Hanover selected third.

Rose-Hulman and Defiance tied for the fourth spot in the preseason poll, with Bluffton, Defiance, Manchester, Earlham and Anderson rounding out the list.

Rose-Hulman must replace three first-team all-conference selections from last season for a squad that paced second in the league in total offense at 426.1 yards per game.  Juniors Jacob Dye (Tipton, Ind./Tipton) and Aaron Abbott (Lebanon, Ohio/Lebanon) combined for over 85 receptions and 950 receiving yards to lead the offensive returners, while sophomore Kevin Nowak (Naperville, Ill./Central) led the defense with 77 tackles and four interceptions.

The Fightin' Engineers open the 2014 season with a trip to Kalamazoo College on Saturday Sept. 6.  The home opener is Sept. 13 against Illinois College, and the annual Homecoming Game is October 4 against Anderson.

2014 HCAC FOOTBALL PRESEASON POLL

Finish Team First Place Votes 2013 Overall Record 2013 HCAC Record
1 Franklin 79 (7) 8-4 7-1
2 Mount St. Joseph 65 (2) 6-4 6-2
3 Hanover 50 5-5 5-3
4 Rose-Hulman 48 7-3 7-1
4 Defiance 48 3-7 3-5
6 Bluffton 43 4-6 4-4
7 Manchester 34 3-7 3-5
8 Earlham 26 2-8 1-7
9 Anderson 12 0-10 0-8
Sep. 23: All times Eastern
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at Bridgewater State 34, Fitchburg State 25
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Sep. 24: All times Eastern
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Christopher Newport 17, at TCNJ 0
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at Hobart 27, Union 23
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at Thomas More 20, Carnegie Mellon 16
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at Massachusetts Maritime 32, Worcester State 14
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at Endicott 37, Nichols 0
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MIT 30, at Maine Maritime 13
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at Buffalo State 40, Morrisville State 24
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at Salve Regina 48, Coast Guard 10
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St. Lawrence 20, at RPI 14
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at Framingham State 23, Western Connecticut 17
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at Montclair State 21, Rowan 14
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at Stevenson 54, FDU-Florham 15
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at Trinity (Conn.) 38, Bates 7
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at Western New England 59, Curry 28
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at Utica 24, Cortland 13
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Colby 9, at Williams 7
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at Middlebury 40, Bowdoin 3
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at Amherst 34, Hamilton 0
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Kean 24, at William Paterson 13
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at DePauw 66, Hiram 17
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Franklin and Marshall 45, at Juniata 22
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at Kenyon 31, Allegheny 7
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Salisbury 35, at Southern Virginia 0
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Albright 20, at Delaware Valley 17
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Lycoming 28, at Misericordia 24
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at Plymouth State 30, Mass-Dartmouth 14
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at Husson 35, Alfred State 0
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at Springfield 28, WPI 23
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at Moravian 24, Dickinson 10
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at Denison 45, Wooster 7
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at Wittenberg 24, Wabash 14
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at St. Vincent 57, Grove City 32
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at Susquehanna 55, Gettysburg 40
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at King's 21, Lebanon Valley 17
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at Alfred 20, Ithaca 6
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at Widener 25, Wilkes 23
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at McDaniel 30, Ursinus 27
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at Muskingum 28, Marietta 10
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at Minnesota-Morris 28, Iowa Wesleyan 27
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at John Carroll 42, Heidelberg 14
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Ohio Northern 16, at Otterbein 10
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Case Western Reserve 35, at Waynesburg 7
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at Franklin 44, Bluffton 38
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Rose-Hulman 23, at Defiance 15
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at Centre 49, Chicago 27
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at Mount St. Joseph 38, Manchester 19
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Hanover 49, at Anderson 25
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at Merchant Marine 55, Rochester 7
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Johns Hopkins 30, at Muhlenberg 24
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Concordia-Chicago 42, at Maranatha Baptist 10
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Washington U. 36, at Birmingham-Southern 21
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UW-Platteville 56, at Lakeland 0
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at Northwestern (Minn.) 38, Martin Luther 20
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at Eureka 28, MacMurray 13
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4th - 03:07
14 Greenville
35 Westminster (Mo.)
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Dubuque 30, at Luther 17
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Monmouth 52, at Lake Forest 6
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St. Thomas 33, at St. John's 21
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at Augsburg 49, Carleton 17
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Bethel 44, at St. Olaf 7
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at Hamline 42, Gustavus Adolphus 40
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at UW-Whitewater 35, Morningside 21
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at Hardin-Simmons 48, Texas Lutheran 38
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at UW-River Falls 42, Southwestern 22
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Simpson 17, at Buena Vista 9
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at St. Scholastica 49, Crown 13
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Cornell 46, at Beloit 41
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at Carthage 27, Augustana 24
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Coe 48, at Nebraska Wesleyan 17
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at Wartburg 56, Finlandia 0
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at Wheaton (Ill.) 10, Elmhurst 6
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Hendrix 42, at Millsaps 14
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Illinois Wesleyan 45, at North Park 10
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at Macalester 34, Grinnell 0
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at Ripon 33, Knox 19
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Illinois College 40, at Lawrence 15
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UW-Oshkosh 77, at Morthland College (Ill.) 0
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Central 42, at Loras 34
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Thiel at Geneva
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UW-Eau Claire 40, at Wisconsin Lutheran 14
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St. John Fisher 42, at Brockport 38
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UW-Stevens Point 44, at Adrian 19
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UW-La Crosse 41, at Carroll 7
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Sewanee at Berry
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Westminster (Pa.) at Bethany
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Ohio Wesleyan at Oberlin
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3rd - 03:49
14 Wesleyan
3 Tufts
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21 Mount Union
7 Baldwin Wallace
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0:38 (1st)
6 Wilmington
9 Capital
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7:00 PM
Austin at Southwestern Assemblies
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Langston at McMurry
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12:10 2Q
7 Millikin
21 North Central (Ill.)
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Trinity (Texas) at Chapman
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Sep. 24: All times Eastern
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at Thomas More 20, Carnegie Mellon 16
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at Hobart 27, Union 23
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Christopher Newport 17, at TCNJ 0
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at Wittenberg 24, Wabash 14
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Salisbury 35, at Southern Virginia 0
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Albright 20, at Delaware Valley 17
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at Utica 24, Cortland 13
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at Stevenson 54, FDU-Florham 15
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at Franklin 44, Bluffton 38
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Johns Hopkins 30, at Muhlenberg 24
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St. Thomas 33, at St. John's 21
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at UW-Whitewater 35, Morningside 21
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at Hardin-Simmons 48, Texas Lutheran 38
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at Wheaton (Ill.) 10, Elmhurst 6
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UW-Platteville 56, at Lakeland 0
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UW-Oshkosh 77, at Morthland College (Ill.) 0
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Central 42, at Loras 34
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St. John Fisher 42, at Brockport 38
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21 Mount Union
7 Baldwin Wallace
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7 Millikin
21 North Central (Ill.)
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