Minneapolis, MN --- The WPI offensive line of left tackle Isaac Patry (Saco, ME), left guard Peter Rakauskas (Boxboro, MA), center Vince Lucca (Granby, CT), right guard Jordan Hartley (Rutland, MA) and right tackle Sullivan Boyd (Woolwich, ME) were named to the D3football.com Team of the Week on Tuesday morning.
The unit helped the Engineers jump out to a 49-0 halftime lead as WPI powered past Merchant Marine 66-13 in a NEWMAC contest. The 66 points is the most all-time in program history, while the 645 offensive yards amassed by the Engineers is the highest single-game output during head coach Chris Robertson's 10-year history. WPI amassed over 400 yards of first-half offense for third straight game.
The offensive line allowed just a single sack versus the Mariners and have yielded only three over the first seven games of the season. The quintet is a veteran group with four returning senior starters to along with Sullivan, a junior. The Crimson and Gray have anchored a WPI offensive attack that is averaging 41.7 points and 465.9 yards per game this season.
WPI is the top ranked team for the sixth straight week in the Grinold Chapter New England Division III Top 10 and receiving votes in both the D3football.com and AFCA Top 25s, are now 7-0 on the season and 4-0 in conference play. The 7-0 start is the second best in the program's 130-year history, only behind the 8-0 undefeated 1983 team.
The Engineers head to defending NEWMAC champion MIT for a noon contest next Saturday in Cambridge. The winner of that game will have the inside track to the conference's first automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championship.