Saturday, September 7, 2013

RPI beats Norwich 20-7

The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute football team knocked off Norwich 20-7 on Saturday, in the season-opener.

The Engineers have now won 12 of the past 13 openers, losing only in 2011, against Alfred.

Here is a link to the game story.

Senior Jessie Maynard helped lead RPI from behind to pull out the win. The Engineers trailed 7-6, when Maynard fired a touchdown pass to Pat Hogan.

Maynard, who came in to replace fellow senior Brendan McGlynn (knee), iced the game, with a 91-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter.

RPI wore its new white jerseys, shown below from running back Andrew Armato

Mike McMahon - The Record
Coach Ralph Isernia had the team sing the fight song following the game. Turns out that none of the players knew the words, when Isernia asked in the preseason. He thought this would be a nice way to bring back some school spirit.

“These kids have been through a lot," Isernia said. "And we wanted to bring back a sense of community, a sense of pride. This isn’t just the football team — this is for the school."

Mike McMahon - The Record

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