RPI Football Earns UCAA Bye, Stuns Hobart in 35-29 Win!
The Engineers came into Saturday's game with Hobart, one win away from a perfect 8-0 regular season. While listening to Saturday's broadcast, it felt like the dream of an undefeated regular season was just that. A dream.
The Engineers kept pace with Hobart throughout the game, but did not earn their first lead until a stunning play late in the 4th quarter. RPI worked their way down the field in the waning minutes. With 1:52 remaining in regulation, RPI was down 29-27. While attempting a 31-yard field goal, Hobart blocked the attempt, which was then recovered by holder Mike Defilippi. Defilippi ran the ball into the endzone for the touchdown, thus securing the Engineers' unbeaten season!
Buzz Gray's account of the event appears on the Times Union site
For the Division III playoff implications, and evidence of our first-round bye, click "Read More..."
Saturday's win earned us the #1 seed and the lone bye in the UCAA East bracket. RPI will face the winner of #6 Ithaca (9-1) at #4 Montclair State (9-1). The brackets appear here: (as posted on d3football.com). Good luck to the Engineers!