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Records Crumble in Football Victory

By Roger Crosley
Sports Information Office

Despite Saturday's rainy weather, the MIT football team broke numerous passing records in a 27-9 victory over Western New England College. Sophomore quarterback Alix Sgouros was the triggerman in the Beavers' aerial attack, tying a school record with 20 completions. Sgouros' 281 yards passing set a new single game school record, breaking the previous mark, which had stood for eight years.

Sgouros' favorite target during the afternoon was senior wide receiver Rod Tranum. Tranum broke his own Institute record for catches in a single game by grabbing 14 balls. His 191 yards receiving is a personal best and is the second best receiving day in MIT football history. Tranum's receptions also moved him past 1990 graduate Anthony Lapes as the career reception leader for MIT. Tranum has caught 82 passes in only 18 games during the course of his career. For his efforts, Tranum was named co-offensive player of the week in the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference, and he was also named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III New England Weekly Honor Roll.


The MIT baseball team is having its best fall season ever. Following a Sunday doubleheader split with UMass-Boston, the Engineers are 7-1.


The MIT women's sailing team won the J22 Regatta held Sunday at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. The women defeated eight other teams for the title.