Rose-Hulman had traveled with Global Football on three previous occasions to England & France 2002, Italy 2008, and the Czech Republic & Austria 2011. Between May 29 and June 6, their visit to Europe took in a Jungfrau Valley hike and Lutschine River activity, Neuschwanstein Castle, and Munich and Vienna sightseeing.
Rose-Hulman faced the Landsberg X-Press on a perfect hot summer’s day and led 21-0 at the end of the first quarter. Tyler Brutofsky returned a punt return 51 yards to open a seven-point lead, which was added to by Garrett Wright rushing touchdowns of 11 and 4 yards, with, Jae Murray adding all three extra points.
Luke Kopecky reeled in a 1-yard receiving touchdown, Eric Morris scored on 24-yard run after a John Kirby interception, then to seal a 40-0 halftime lead, Austin Swenson went in from 16 yards out and threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Zach Murphy, with Andrew Peck splitting the uprights three times from four attempts.
The Fightin’ Engineers scored once in the third quarter on an 18-yard pass from Chris Johannigman to Garrett Wight that was converted by Murray’s PAT. Four fourth quarter touchdowns and another Kirby interception completed the win.
Eric Morris threw an 18-yard scoring pass to Michael Balistreri and hit Nathaniel Stewart for a 48-yard touchdown connection. Nigel Hensley raced back an interception return 28 yards and Nathan Cantwell recovered a fumble to score, with Peck tagging on three extra points.