RPI Loses 100th Meeting Against Union in Football, 32-14
On Saturday, Rensselaer met Union in football for the one hundredth time. Union defeated RPI 32-14 to win the Dutchman's Shoes Trophy. Rensselaer turned the ball over six times in the game, including four interceptions. Joe King, RPI's Head Coach, is quoted in the Times Union as saying, "Those turnovers are not RPI football. But take nothing away from Union. They were just too physical for us. They shut us down on offense and they showed us that our defense isn't that good."
Evan Cochran scored one of the touchdowns for Rensselaer, on a pass from Dan Cole. With that touchdown, Cochran becomes the all-time leader in TD receptions with 18.
RPI and Union first played football in 1886, and this is the oldest college football rivalry in New York State.