WashU and Sewanee Meet For First Time Since 1977

WashU and Sewanee Meet For First Time Since 1977

St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 13, 2015 – The Washington University in St. Louis football team returns to action with a road game at Sewanee: University of the South (1-4, 0-3 SAA) on Saturday, Oct. 17. Game time is set for 1 p.m. in Sewanee, Tenn.

WashU (3-2, 2-2 SAA) at Sewanee (1-4, 0-3 SAA)
Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 • 1 p.m. (CT)
Hardee-McGee Field (3,000) • Sewanee, Tenn.

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THE SERIES - WashU and Sewanee are meeting for the 22nd time in school history – and for the first time since 1977. Sewanee leads the all-time series between the two teams 13-8. The teams first met in 1902. 

THE COACHES -  Head coach Larry Kindbom (Kalamazoo, 1974) is in his 27th season at WashU, compiling a record of 163-103 (.613). His 163 wins rank him as the all-time winningest coach at WashU. Overall, in 33 seasons, Kindbom is 191-133-1 (.589), and is the fifth-winningest active NCAA Division III head coach.

Sewanee head coach Tommy Laurendine (Lenoir-Rhyne, 1990) is in his fifth season leading the Tigers. Laurendine was named head coach and offensive coordinator at Sewanee in 2011 after serving as offensive coordinator at The Citadel. Laurendine has posted a 15-30 (.333) overall record at Sewanee.

A WIN OVER SEWANEE WOULD...
• Improve WashU's overall record to 4-2 and put the Bears' over .500 in the SAA at 3-2.
• Snap WashU's eight-game road losing streak dating back to 2013.
• Be the Bears' first road win in the SAA.

MEDIA COVERAGE – Saturday's contest at Sewanee will be broadcast live at no cost on the Sewanee Athletics website - sewaneetigers.com. Live stats will also be available for free.