RPI Engineers

What We're Reading

  • »Bush ends stellar career at Hobart
  • Alex Bush saw an extremely successful collegiate football career at Hobart end this fall in the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament this fall.
  • »Former Union WR living the dream with Texas
  • David Thomann never caught a pass at Union and hasn't even gotten into a game at Texas, but he's dressed for games and is headed to the Alamo Bowl.
  • »How D-III colleges profit from football
  • Deadspin's take on how Division III football drives enrollment leaned heavily on analysis from D3football.com's Pat Coleman. Good take on D-III, actually.

Past Records

2014 (6-5, 4-3 LL)
2013 (5-5, 2-5 LL)
2012 (5-4, 3-4 LL)
2011 (4-5, 3-3 LL)
2010 (6-4, 4-2 LL)
2009 (5-4, 3-4 LL)
2008 (8-2, 5-2 LL)
2007 (8-2, 6-1 LL)
2006 (7-3, 3-3 LL)
2005 (8-2, 5-2 LL)
2004 (5-4, 4-3 LL)
2003 (11-2, 3-1 LL)
2002 (8-2, 2-2 LL)
2001 (8-1, 4-0 LL)
2000 (3-6, 1-3 LL)
1999 (9-1, 4-0 LL)

Team Quick Facts



Enrollment: 5357
Location: Troy, NY
Colors: Cherry, White
Stadium: East Campus Athletic Village (5200)
Surface: Turf

News Releases

November 15, 2014
Cortland gets Jug in wild ending, Bash keeps Bell, RPI shoes
The Cortaca Jug remains in Cortland State's hands for the fifth consecutive year, plus coverage from...
November 15, 2014
Rensselaer Retains Dutchman Shoes Trophy, 31-28
TROY, N.Y. -- Nick Borkowski returned an interception for 75 yards for a touchdown, while Andrew...
October 25, 2014
No. 8 Hobart Downs Rensselaer, 35-3
TROY, N.Y. - Hobart College broke off four long scoring plays, including two touchdown runs from...
October 11, 2014
Lefflbine, Defense Lead St. Lawrence to Win Over Rensselaer
TROY, N.Y. - Senior quarterback Mike Lefflbine threw three touchdown passes and the St. Lawrence...
October 4, 2014
Big First Half Propels Rensselaer Past USMMA, 45-14
KINGS POINT, N.Y. - Graduate student Reggie Colas had two rushing touchdowns and a receiving...
September 27, 2014
Rensselaer Reclaims Transit Trophy with 27-6 Win Over WPI
TROY, N.Y. -- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) recorded four interceptions, including two from...
September 13, 2014
Alfred Holds Off Rensselaer, 34-31
TROY, N.Y. - Sophomore quarterback Tyler Johnson threw for 203 yards and two touchdowns and he ran...
September 6, 2014
Defense Keys Football's Win at Norwich, 29-9
NORTHFIELD, Vt. - The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) defense allowed only 45 rushing yards,...
October 19, 2013
RPI Beaten by Rochester, 37-31
TROY, N.Y. - Myles Allen rushed for 135 yards and Dean Kennedy added 112 yards on the ground to lead...
October 3, 2013
Shutdown knocks out Merchant Marine game
Although the Division I service academies got a reprieve from the Defense Department, the Merchant...
September 26, 2013
History lesson: Engineering rivalries
Week 4 is perhaps the most odd Saturday on the schedule. There aren't many great rivalries, but...
September 21, 2013
Wrapup: Gallaudet, Juniata, Hope all 3-0
It's been a productive first three weeks for some programs. Here's the early Week 3 wrapup,...
September 21, 2013
RPI Stuffs Castleton State, 23-8
TROY, N.Y. - The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) defense had six sacks and gave up a school...
September 17, 2013
Off the beaten path
Just because a team isn't in the Top 25 running or mentioned in the podcast or doesn't have a Play...
September 7, 2013
RPI Defeats Norwich, 20-7, in Opener
TROY, N.Y. - Senior quarterback Jessie Maynard came off the bench to throw for a touchdown and run...
May 3, 2013
Five Purple Raiders get free agent calls
No D-III player heard his name called, but 17 players, including five from Mount Union, have been...
March 8, 2013
Ferrum assistant gets next turn in RPI's revolving door
RPI's fifth head coach in 21 months is Ralph Isernia, who has been an assistant head coach at FCS...
October 6, 2012
Rensselaer Posts 605 Yards of Offense in Win
TROY, N.Y. – The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) football team accumulated 605 yards of...
September 22, 2012
Rensselaer Captures Transit Trophy, 39-17
TROY, N.Y. - Senior quarterback Mike Hermann threw two touchdowns and rushed for three others and...
September 8, 2012
Defense Leads Rensselaer Over Alfred, 24-6
TROY, N.Y. - The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) defense intercepted three passes and...
June 19, 2012
RPI changes coaches again
The Engineers are now on their third head coach in five months and fourth in 15 months, as interim...
February 3, 2012
RPI coach out after one season
Tim Landis resigned as RPI football coach, citing personal reasons. He was 4-5 in his one season at...
November 16, 2011
Mike Hermann Named Liberty League Offensive Player of the Year
TROY, N.Y. – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) junior quarterback Mike Hermann has been...
November 12, 2011
Merchant Marined Defeats Rensselaer in Season Finale
TROY, N.Y. - Junior quarterback Alex Coviello rushed for 135 yards and threw for 164 and three...
October 22, 2011
Defense Leads Football to 14-7 Win Over St. Lawrence
TROY, N.Y. - The Rensselaer defense allowed just 162 yards, only nine first downs and no points to...
October 8, 2011
Utica Posts 38-28 Victory over Rensselaer
TROY, N.Y. - Powered by 552 yards of offense, including 263 yards on the ground, the Utica College...
October 1, 2011
Rensselaer Comes Back to Defeat Rochester, 28-24
TROY, N.Y. – The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) football team scored 15 points in the...
September 17, 2011
Rensselaer Downs Castleton State, 51-21
TROY, N.Y. – Junior quarterback Mike Hermann rushed for 168 yards and a touchdown and threw...
March 24, 2011
RPI assistant moves on
Brian Surace, by all accounts the popular choice to take over at RPI, was hired as head coach at...
March 23, 2011
RPI hires former FCS head coach
A former head coach at Davidson, St. Mary’s (Calif.), and Bucknell, all Division I FCS...
January 24, 2011
Joe King steps down at RPI
RPI's all-time winningest football coach has stepped aside after 22 seasons and 152 victories.,...
November 14, 2010
ECAC bowl game pairings
Twelve eastern schools get to play one additional postseason game, in the Eastern College Athletic...
November 6, 2010
Last Second Field Goal Lifts RPI Over Hobart, 24-21
TROY, N.Y. – Senior Peter Nilson kicked a 34-yard field goal with no time remaining in...
October 30, 2010
Rensselaer Defeats Union, 21-7, in Dutchman Shoes Trophy Game
TROY, N.Y. - Sophomore quarterback Mike Hermann threw for 174 yards and two touchdowns as the...
October 19, 2010
RPI winds up with big win
After three time outs, RPI's Peter Nilson kicked the game-winning field goal and the Engineers had...
October 16, 2010
Football Upends No. 19 Alfred on Late Field Goal
TROY, N.Y. – Senior Peter Nilson kicked a 37-yard field goal with six seconds remaining in the...