(Defiance, Oh) Defiance College (1-5) vs. Rose-Hulman (5-1) The Defiance College Yellow Jackets fought hard but still were handed defeat by the Engineers of Rose-Hulman this past weekend.
Both the offense and defense of the Yellow Jackets put up strong stats throughout the game. The offense stacked up seven plays for over 10 yards and two plays for over 20 yards. They also were 2/2 in the redzone and had 17 first downs.
The defense was able to make 9 stops on third down and also made a couple of stops on fourth down,giving the ball back to the offense. They racked up seven tackles for a loss and three sacs.
In the second quarter Defiance strikes first after Garrett Teague runs it in on the goal line. The score was set up by a fourth down conversion and two completions from Alex Larson to Cody Wilson which covered nearly 50 yards, Defiance would lead 6-0.
In the ensuing drive Rose-Hulman completes a pass on third down to enter the red zone. The following play is a swing pass that goes for 8 yards putting the ball at the two yard line. On third down a pass is completed for a touchdown, they take the lead 7-6.
The Yellow Jackets’ next drive starts at midfield after Daniel Collins’ return and a pass interference call against Rose-Hulman. Alex Larson throws a 50 yard pass to Darius Harper for another Yellow Jacket touchdown, they take a 12-7 lead going into the second half.
Early in the third quarter a tipped pass falls into the hands of a defensive back for Rose-Hulman and is returned for a touchdown giving them the lead, 14-12.
Rose would go on to score two more times in the remainder of the second half and win 28-12.
Although the Yellow Jackets were unable to come out with a victory on homecoming weekend they did play a hard fought game making big stops on defense as well as showing their ability to move the ball through the air effectively.
Next weekend Defiance travels to take on Earlham College (0-7) at 2:30 pm.