It was announced just a short time ago the MIT football schedule for the 2018 season.
The Engineers, who concluded their 2017 campaign 7-3 overall, will kick-off their new season on Friday, August 31st when they host Becker College at 7 p.m. before traveling to Curry College one week later for a 7 p.m. kick-off on Friday, September 7th.
MIT topped Becker last season, but fell to Curry at home by a score of 15-7. The Engineers will play their final non-conference game the following Saturday – that would be September, 15th, to be exact – when they visit Endicott College for a 1 p.m. start.
One week later, the Engineers will hop into New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play, beginning with back-to-back home dates against Catholic University and Merchant Marine. The Engineers scored wins over both squads last season – both games occurred on the road.
MIT will compete in just a trio of games in October before closing out their regular season slate with a pair of early November tilts against Norwich University and Springfield College. The game against Springfield will be the team’s ‘Senior Day.’
The Engineers are slated to compete against Coast Guard Academy, Maine Maritime and WPI in October.
This season will mark a new era for the Engineers as they will be led by first-year coach Brian Bubna. Bubna is entering his ninth season with the program – he was previously the squad’s defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator.
Who will we be watching this season on MIT’s Football?
- Udgam Goyal (QB): Goyal enjoyed one of his better seasons under center last fall, completing 63 percent of his passes for 1,922 yards. He tossed 14 touchdowns, while rushing for a career-best 337 yards on 58 carries for five scores.
- John Roberts (RB): The soon-to-be junior led the Engineers’ rushing attack with 882 yards on 166 carries for 11 touchdowns.
- Andrew DeNucci (LB): DeNucci was always on our radar last fall, finishings econd on the team in total tackles (70.0). He registered 7.5 tackles for a loss of 25 yards and 2.5 sacks for a loss of 10 yards. He recorded 37 solo tackles, while assisting on 36 stops.
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