Landwehr, Nowak Named HCAC Players of the Week

Landwehr Nowak POWTERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology senior Ryan Landwehr (Tipp City, Ohio/Tippecanoe Valley) and freshman Kevin Nowak (Naperville, Ill./Central) swept Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Football Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week honors to cap the 2013 season.

Landwehr tied school records by passing for five touchdowns and being responsible for seven touchdowns in Rose-Hulman's 53-15 victory that vaulted the Fightin' Engineers into a tie for the HCAC regular season title.  His five touchdown passes tied a school record set by Jason Duff in 1987 and the seven touchdowns responsible for tied a mark set by Eddie McGovern in 1943.

Landwehr finished the contest 23-of-30 for 243 passing yards and five touchdowns, while rushing for 67 yards and two touchdowns in the victory.  He also set a new school record for total offense with 2,915 yards.

Nowak snagged two interceptions and made nine tackles in the Earlham win.  His efforts included eight solo stops and one assist, along with 15 yards of interception returns. 

For the season, Nowak led the Fightin' Engineers with 77 tackles and four interceptions.  He also ranked second on the team with eight pass breakups.

Rose-Hulman earned its first conference championship in football since 1988 this season and finished 7-3 overall.  The Fightin' Engineers were 7-1 in conference play, and topped Earlham to keep the Battle of the Borders Broadsword for the 12th consecutive meeting.