Washington University in St. Louis opens its 118th season of college football Saturday, Sept. 6, at home against Ohio Northern University. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. (CT) at Francis Field. The Bears have compiled an all-time record of 502-465-28 (.519) in 117 seasons of football on the Danforth Campus.
Wash U Head coach Larry Kindbom returns 15 starters (Offense-8; Defense-5; Special Teams-2) from last year’s squad, which posted an 8-3 overall record and won its second straight University Athletic Association (UAA) title with a 3-0 mark. The Bears also advanced to the NCAA Division III Playoffs for the second time in school history.
Ohio Northern (0-0) at Washington U. (0-0)
Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 • 1 p.m. (CT)
Francis Field • St. Louis, Mo.
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THE SERIES – Washington U. and Ohio Northern are meeting for the first time in school history.
THE COACHES – Head coach Larry Kindbom (Kalamazoo, 1974) is in his 26th season at Washington University, with a record of 156-95 (.622). His 156 wins rank him as the all-time winningest coach at Washington U. Overall, in 31 seasons, Kindbom is 184-125-1 (.595).
Ohio Northern head coach Dean Paul (Mount Union, 1990) has led the Polar Bears to a 68-34 (.667) overall record and an appearance in the national rankings in eight of 10 seasons. In 15 seasons as a head coach at the NCAA Division III level, Paul has posted a 108-46 overall record (.701). He came to ONU after five seasons at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Ky.
A WIN OVER OHIO NORTHERN WOULD…
• Be the Bears’ eight-straight regular season win dating back to 2013 season.
• Extend Washington U.’s home win streak to seven games dating back to 2012.
• Be the first season-opening win since a 28-10 win at Knox on Sept. 3, 2011.
MEDIA COVERAGE – Saturday’s contest vs. Ohio Northern will be broadcast live at no cost on the Bear Sports Network. Jay Murry will provide play-by-play. Live stats will also be available on the Washington University Athletics website.