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Author discusses his time as an engineering student and football player (1955-59), and then football coach, track coach, athletic director, instructor and then assistant professor of civil engineering at Rose Polytechnic Institute (now Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology) (1962-64). As a football player in 1958, he led the nation in scoring with 168 points in 8 games. Sixty-two years later, the 168 points continues to be the record for points in a season by an Indiana college football player. His 21.0 points per game were the national record for thirty years (1958-88) until broken by Barry Sanders of Oklahoma State. In 1957 and 1958, the Rose Poly football team won fifteen games in a row over two seasons while the defense held opponents to 5.4 points per game. In 1958, the team led the NCAA Division II in defense holding opponents to 95.8 yards per game and a total of 31 points (3.9 points per game). As the football coach, he rescued the team from a disastrous previous year in which the team lost all of its games and scored only six points. The author concludes with his afterthoughts on his alma mater after a career of more than 60 years in engineering education.
Herakovich, Carl (Rocky), "ROSE POLY and ME A Memoir" (2020). Alumni Publications. 1.