IND. -- Hanover College rallied from a 20-point fourth quarter
deficit to claim a 33-27 overtime victory over Rose-Hulman
Institute of Technology in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
football action on Saturday.
Hanover tied the score at 27-27 on a one-yard touchdown run by
Spencer Corrao with 1:17 remaining. The ensuing extra point
was missed, however, keeping the score knotted at 27.
Rose-Hulman then marched 76 yards in seven-plays, highlighted by
pass plays of 42 and 14 yards from senior Mitch Snyder
(Casey, Ill./Casey-Westfield) to junior Connor
Gerhart (La Mesa, Calif.), before time ran out to prevent
a potential game winning scoring chance.
In the overtime period, Hanover senior Andy Dalton recovered a
fumble on Rose-Hulman's possession. Daniel Passafiume won the
game for the Panthers with a 25-yard touchdown run on a reverse on
the first play of the ensuing drive.
Snyder led the Rose-Hulman offense with a 19-40 performance for
230 yards through the air. Junior Danya Francis
(Kissimmee, Fla./Celebration) rushed for 108 yards on 30
carries, with senior Kyle Kovach (Munster/Andrean)
adding two touchdown runs. Freshman Aaron Abbott
(Lebanon, Ohio) also gained 30 yards on six rushes with
Abbott hauled in six receptions for 79 yards, with Gerhart
making four catches for 78 yards. Freshman Jacob Dye
(Tipton) also had four receptions.
Corrao led the Hanover offense with 156 rushing yards on 17
carries and one touchdown. Dexter Britt and Tanner Parker
combined for a 19-36 effort for 195 yards and one touchdown through
the air for the Panthers. Passafiume led Hanover with nine
catches for 89 yards.
Defensively, senior Jordan Martin (Shelbyville/Triton
Central) led the Engineers with 10 tackles. Freshman
Joseph Woodley (Shreveport, La./Loyola College
Prep) hauled in two interceptions, and senior Ryan
Gallagher (Greenwood) added one interception for
The Fightin' Engineer defense forced a total of five turnovers
on the day, with junior Craig Voges (Huntingburg/Forest
Park) and freshman Dane Irving (Newark,
N.J./Science Park) recovering fumbles.
Rose-Hulman jumped out to an early 14-0 lead on touchdown runs
of nine yards and one yard by Kovach, with freshman Craig
Larew (Indianapolis/Lawrence North) adding extra
points. Colton Zeck scored on a three-yard run to make the
score 14-7 in the second quarter.
Francis capped a 25-yard, three-play drive with a four-yard run
to put Rose-Hulman ahead 21-7 at the half.
The Engineers started the second half with a 10-play, 70-yard
drive that ended with a 16-yard run by Abbott to take a 27-7 lead
with 11:15 left in the third quarter. Hanover relied on a
touchdown rush and pass from Britt in the fourth quarter to move
within 27-21, before Corrao tied the game with a one-yard plunge at
the 1:17 mark.
Hanover improved to 3-2 on the season and 2-0 in HCAC play with
the victory, while Rose-Hulman stands 2-3 and 2-1 in league
games. The Fightin' Engineers host Bluffton University on
Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
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