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RPI Football Opens the 2004 Season With a Win and a Loss

We missed reporting on the opening game of the 2004 football season for RPI last week. On September 11, Chad Wysocki led RPI to an easy 42-7 victory over Endicott College. Wysocki, a Freshman from Hoosick Falls, NY, relieved starting quarterback Frank Catellier who left the game with a slightly separated shoulder before halftime.

The game was not as one-sided as it looked. Endicott produced a lot of offense, but could not score. RPI should have scored with more ease than they did, but they failed to convert on a number of third downs and were penalized for 59 yards.

It's difficult to say if this weekend's game at Utica was further demonstration of these problems, but Rensselaer managed to lose to the Pioneers 9-7. Utica has only played football for four seasons, and had never had a winning streak until Saturday.

Look for the Engineers to drop out of the Division III Top 20 this week.

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