Rose Hulman football is one day closer to their anticipated season opener at Mount Union. The Purple Raiders are the defending national champions in Division III. Head coach Jeff Sokol says they scheduled the game four years ago as a measuring stick. He enters his 8th season at Rose and has the best career winning percentage. He is 48-23 at the school and took the Engineers to their first ever appearance in the Division III playoffs in 2016. They travel to Mount Union on September 1st and have their home opener the following week against Rhodes College. Both games are slated to start at 7 pm.