Gridders drop HCAC tilt at Rose-Hulman

Hanover College’s football team was limited to just 280 offensive yards in a 38-14 loss to the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference clash in Terre Haute, Ind.

Hanover was held scoreless through the first 45 minutes of action before hitting paydirt early in the fourth quarter. The Panthers (0-4; 0-2 HCAC) added a touchdown late in the game for the final margin.

Rose-Hulman (3-2; 3-0 HCAC) led 21-0 at halftime and stretched the margin to 31-0 after three periods.

Senior quarterback Dexter Britt (Louisville, Ky.) completed 20-of-39 passes for 204 yards with two touchdowns and a pair of interceptions. He also rushed for 25 yards, but was sacked twice for minus-18 yards.

Freshman wide receiver Layne Taylor (Sellersburg, Ind.) caught six passes for 79 yards, including a 22-yard touchdown to get Hanover on the scoreboard just 30 seconds into the fourth quarter.

Freshman Austin Pfenninger (Carmel, Ind.) had five receptions for 36 yards. He tallied his first collegiate touchdown on a five-yarder from Britt with 2:23 remaining in the game.

The Panthers had won two of their last three games against Rose-Hulman, which amassed 422 yards of offense.

The Engineers’ Ryan Landwehr rushed for 91 yards on 20 carries with two touchdowns. He also completed 27-of-37 passes for 266 yards and a touchdown.

Senior defensive back Colin Alexander (Indianapolis, Ind.) collected 11 tackles to lead Hanover’s defense. Junior linebacker Justin Magaw (West Palm Beach, Fla.) added 10 stops, including two tackles for loss.

The teams combined for 17 penalties in the game. Hanover was whistled eight times for 89 yards. Rose-Hulman committed nine penalties for 76 yards.

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