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2016 WPI Engineers football team

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2016 WPI Engineers football
WPI wordmark.png
ConferenceLiberty League
2016 record6–4 (3–4 Liberty)
Head coachChris Robertson (7th season)
Offensive coordinatorNeil Hitchen (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorDan Mulrooney (3rd season)
CaptainBrandon Eccher
Brian Murtagh
Kevin Lynch
Steven Thulin
Home stadiumAlumni Stadium
(Capacity: 2,000)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 Liberty League football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 24 [[{{{school}}}|St. Lawrence]] +   6 1         9 1  
No. 19 [[{{{school}}}|Hobart]] +^   6 1         9 2  
[[{{{school}}}|Merchant Marine]]   4 3         5 4  
[[{{{school}}}|Springfield]]   4 3         5 5  
WPI   3 4         6 4  
[[{{{school}}}|RPI]]   3 4         6 5  
[[{{{school}}}|Union (NY)]]   2 5         3 7  
[[{{{school}}}|Rochester (NY)]]   0 7         1 8  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Division III playoff participant
Rankings from D3football.com

The 2016 WPI Engineers football team represented Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the 2016 NCAA Division III football season.[1][2] It marked the Engineers' 127th overall season and the team played its home games at Alumni Stadium in Worcester, Massachusetts. They were led by seventh-year head coach Chris Robertson. This was the final season that WPI was a member of the Liberty League for football, as they moved to the NEWMAC for the 2017 season.

The Engineers finished the season with a winning record of 6-4. This marked the first time that WPI posted consecutive winning seasons since the 1990s.

Schedule[edit]

The 2016 schedule was officially released on July 5, 2016. WPI faced all seven Liberty League opponents: RPI, Hobart, Union, Merchant Marine, St. Lawrence, Rochester, and Springfield. They also played four non-conference games: MIT of the New England Football Conference (NEFC), Worcester State of the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MSCAC), and Norwich of the NEFC.

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 27:00 p.m.at MIT*
  • Henry G. Steinbrenner '27 Stadium
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
W 34-31 OT1,215
September 97:00 p.m.Worcester State*
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Worcester, Massachusetts
W 41-72,392
September 172:00 p.m.at Norwich*
  • Sabine Field
  • Northfield, Vermont
W 40-172,976
September 241:00 p.m.at Springfield
  • Stagg Field
  • Springfield, Massachusetts
SCTV3L 23-282,516
October 11:30 p.m.Union
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Worcester, Massachusetts
Charter TV3W 21-14889
October 81:00 p.m.Merchant Marinedagger
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Worcester, Massachusetts
L 44-452,024
October 2212:00 p.m.at RPI
  • East Campus Stadium
  • Troy, New York (Transit Trophy Game)
RPITVW 19-71,596
October 2912:00 p.m.No. 25 Hobart
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Worcester, Massachusetts
L 31-351,000
November 512:00 p.m.at Rochester
  • Edwin Fauver Stadium
  • Rochester, New York
W 37-34625
November 1212:00 p.m.No. 25 St. Lawrence
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Worcester, Massachusetts
L 21-281,209
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to the game

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