MUGGIA, ITALY - Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
recorded a convincing shutout victory over the Lenaf All-Star
Football Team in an exhibition game on Sunday night as part of the
Fightin' Engineer trip to Italy.
The team spent nine days throughout Italy, touring Rome,
Florence and Venice along with playing the game in Muggia.
Highlights of the tour included the Colisseum, Pantheon and
historical religious sites of Rome, the marble cathedral in the
Piazza del Duomo in Florence, and the Piazza San Marco on the
largest island in Venice.
Within the game, the Engineers scored seven first half
touchdowns in five different ways to secure the victory.
Senior Tim Schrock (Avon) earned game Most Valuable Player honors
after scoring back-to-back touchdowns in the first half, including
a 66-yard kickoff return for a score and a 35-yard sprint to the
On the day, Schrock gained 69 yards on three carries and
added the kickoff return score to pace the effort.
Sophomore Austin Davis (Franklin) added a pair of
defensive touchdowns to spark a 54-point first-half effort.
Davis returned a fumble 12 yards for a first quarter score and
added a 65-yard interception return midway through the second
Junior Calvin Bueltel (Huntingburg/Southridge) added a
pair of rushing touchdowns for the Rose-Hulman offense.
Bueltel scampered 47yards midway through the first quarter, then
added a seven-yard score in the third quarter.
The scoring began on Rose-Hulman's first drive of the game
with a 38-yard field goal by senior Jeremy Sharp (Warsaw). On
the day, Sharp would eventually score 13 kicking points on 10 extra
points and three field goals.
Bueltel scored his first touchdown of the day to make the
score 10-0, then Davis scored his first defensive touchdown late in
the opening stanza to give the Engineers a 17-point lead. The
combination of junior Derek Eitel (Marshall) and senior Nate
Richter (Zionsville) hooked up on a 20-yard strike to end the
scoring of the first quarter.
Head coach Steve Englehart went under center during the
second quarter and helped lead the Engineers to a total of 30
points in 12 minutes of action.
The defense and special teams contributed 16 quick points,
as Davis returned an interception 65 yards for a score one minute
into the quarter. Junior Ben Wassel (Robinson, Ill.) and
Davis combined on a safety for another score, then Schrock
returning the ensuing kickoff 66 yards for another Rose-Hulman
Englehart ended his stint at quarterback with a 32-yard
scoring strike to Richter in the final minute of the first half,
after Schrock scored his second touchdown of the quarter with a
The second half featured five more Rose-Hulman touchdowns
for the final margin of victory. Bueltel scored on his seven
yard scamper, then Bryan Wong (Warsaw/Tippecanoe Valley) caught a
27-yard screen pass from Eitel to round out the third quarter
In the final frame, senior Adam Williams (Princeton)
scored the first touchdown of his college career on a unique
play. Eitel connected with freshman Andrew Huddleston
(Chesterton) for five yards on first and goal, then Huddleston
pitched a lateral to Williams for the final yards of the
Senior Steve Hawkins (Casey/Westfield) pitched in with a
fourth quarter defensive touchdown on a 28-yard return with seven
minutes left in the contest. Senior Jesse Evans (Ogemaw
Heights, Mich.) scored from one-yard out on a final scamper to
round out the scoring.
Throughout the contest, Rose-Hulman utilized its 32-player
Italy trip roster in a variety of ways, including several wide
receivers and defensive backs switching positions throughout the
Defensively, Rose-Hulman helped the Italy Lenaf All-Star
Team to no points and 64 yards of total offense on 52 plays.
Senior Bill Guiney (Centerville, Ohio) led the defense with seven
tackles, with senior Paul Spreen (Williams/Bedford North Lawrence)
and Wassel had six stops each.
Offensively, Schrock led the 176-yard rushing attack with
69 yards on three carries. Eitel finished 6-9 for 84 yards
through the air, while Richter (52 yards) and senior Thomas Reives
(Indianapolis/Arsenal Tech) (47 yards) each had a pair of