TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of
Technology freshmen Aaron Abbott (Lebanon, Ohio)
(top photo) and Craig Larew (Indianapolis/Lawrence
North) (bottom photo) each captured Heartland Collegiate
Athletic Conference Football Player of the Week honors in results
released today by the league office.
Abbott was named Offensive Player of the Week, while Larew took
home Special Teams Player of the Week honors for their parts in
helping the Fightin' Engineers earn a 42-8 victory over Anderson on
Abbott tied Rose-Hulman's single-game school record with four
touchdown catches as part of a 10-reception performance. He
gained 166 receiving yards with four scores to tie the single-game
mark set by Ed Huonder in 1987. Abbott scored on touchdown
receptions of 14, 27, 42 and 20 yards.
Larew finished a perfect 6-6 on extra points and
also booted one touchback in his six kickoffs to lead the special
teams unit. He ranks third on the team with 37 points this
season, including 23 extra points, four field goals and one
two-point conversion run.
The Fightin' Engineers stand 4-5 on the season and can achieve
their school record eighth consecutive year at .500 or better with
a win over Earlham on Saturday. The "Battle of the Borders
Broadsword Game" begins at 1:30 and will feature Senior Day for 10
members of the Rose-Hulman football program.