October 17, 2011

Rose-Hulman Moves Into Second Place After 20-14 Win over Mount

TERRE HAUTE, IN - Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (3-3, 3-1 HCAC) moved into a second place tie in the league standings after defeating the College of Mount St. Joseph (3-3, 2-3 HCAC) 20-14 Saturday. 

Junior Kyle Kovach (Munster, Ind./Andrean) scored two touchdowns and senior Matt Green (Cincinnati, Ohio/LaSalle) became the first Engineer since 1987 with 20 tackles in a game to pace the Rose-Hulman performance.

Junior Mitch Snyder (Casey, Ill./Casey-Westfield) finished 19-of-31 through the air for 234 yards and one touchdown to lead the Rose-Hulman offense. 

Kovach rushed for 85 yards and hauled in six catches for 67 yards and one touchdown to provide offensive balance. 

The Rose-Hulman defense was a major story, holding Mount St. Joseph to just seven points on offense. Green recorded 11 solo tackles and nine assists, while forcing two fumbles to become the first Rose-Hulman defensive player since Pat Thomas in 1987 with 20 stops in a game.

With the game tied at 14-14 with just over five minutes to play in the second quarter, Rose-Hulman's Nick Schneider (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley) added a 22-yard field goal just before half and kicked the game's final points with a 20-yard field goal with just over two minutes remaining in the contest. 

MSJ was led on offense by junior running back James Clay (Louisville, Ky./Manual Dupont), who finished with 103 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries. 

Junior linebacker Jay Dolak (Louisville, Ky./Holy Cross) led the Lions defense with nine tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, and a five-yard interception return for a touchdown. 

Rose will look to remain in the HCAC championship race with a trip to Bluffton Saturday.  Mount St. Joseph returns to Cincinnati looking to snap a three game skid as Earlham comes to town.

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