TERRE HAUTE, IND.-- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology football game against Earlham College, scheduled for Saturday, has been moved to Sunday at 1:30 p.m. due to a tragic event for the Earlham College community.
The Rose-Hulman community sends our thoughts and prayers out to those at Earlham College during this difficult time.
Rose-Hulman will honor its 10 seniors in a pregame ceremony prior to their final college game. The game will be broadcast live on WMHD 90.7 FM in Terre Haute. Online live stats and audio coverage will also be available from the links above.
Rose-Hulman can set a school record with its eighth consecutive season at .500 or above with a win over Earlham on Saturday. The Fightin' Engineers can also secure an upper division in the HCAC standings with a victory.
The curtain falls on two landmark careers in Rose-Hulman history in Saturday's game. Senior Kyle Kovach enters the matchup with school records of 3,631 rushing yards and 6,134 all-purpose yards. He has also rushed for 39 career touchdowns and scored 47 touchdowns as a Fightin' Engineer.
Senior Mitch Snyder also ranks third in Rose-Hulman history with 5,133 passing yards and 40 career touchdown passes. Snyder also recorded a perfect 3-0 record in Homecoming games as the team's starting quarterback.
Earlham stands 1-8 on the season but snapped a 26-game losing streak with a 21-19 victory over Anderson University on Homecoming earlier this month. The Quakers feature the HCAC's top passing defense, and individually featured the third ranked receiver (Jalen Kenner) and third-leading tackler (Kaleb Lingg) in the league.
Rose-Hulman and Earlham have competed in the "Battle of the Borders Broadsword Game" since 2001. The coaches at both institutions determined that the matchups should have added significance, and the "Borders" namesake represents the Eastern (Earlham) and Western (Rose-Hulman) borders of Indiana. Rose-Hulman has won all 11 meetings for the Broadsword, with six games decided by eight points or less.